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Firefox unnecessarily starting discrete graphics on OSX 10.8

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Firefox unnecessarily starting discrete graphics on OSX 10.8

Firefox 18 is forcing my macbook pro to use the discreet grahics card each time a banner appears on the screen, this is particuarly common on Yahoo. When I land on the same site using safari the discrete graphics card is not used. This is shortening the battery life of my mac because of the extra power needed to run the higher graphics card.

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SUMO Contributor

Re: Firefox unnecessarily starting discrete graphics on OSX 10.8

Hello PeteYang, try to Turn off hardware acceleration, and check it again.

thank you

New User

Re: Firefox unnecessarily starting discrete graphics on OSX 10.8

Hi, I tried that, but the problem persists :-(

Have attached image showing GPU Changes.

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