Spotify uses discrete graphics but I want to use integrated card instead?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Jimdim98, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. Jimdim98 macrumors newbie


    Jun 19, 2016
    I installed Spotify on my macbook pro (10.9) but noticed that it uses my discrete graphics card. This takes a hit on my battery life and I cannot even revert it back to integrated using gfxcardstatus because spotify helper is running. I even tried setting the boolean value of NSSupportsAutomaticGraphicsSwitching to false and this doesn't work. How do I stop spotify from using my discrete and use my integrated card instead?
  2. Avenged110 macrumors 6502


    Aug 2, 2010
    Greatest Country on Earth
    You could try quitting the helper and then use gfxCardStatus to force iGPU only before relaunching Spotify. I always leave my MBP on "integrated only" and simply switch it to discrete manually if I need it, so I never have a problem when using Spotify.

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