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

    Jimdim98

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    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

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    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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