Firefox causing dedicated graphics to kick on in 15 inch high end

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sn1pes, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. sn1pes macrumors newbie

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8F190 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I've noticed poor battery life while only surfing the web. I downloaded the graphics info app to find that my dedicated graphics card was on all the time. Afte some testing I realized it was firefox 4 beta 12 that was causing it.

    I have no addons installed and simply launching the app causes the graphics switch. Not until I explicity kill firefox does it go back to integrated graphics.

    Safari does not seem to have this issue.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. got2go macrumors member

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  3. sn1pes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8F190 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Yep that's the app that I used to check. I guess I could control it manually but was hoping for firefox to act like safari in that regard.
     
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