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Rcrcr

10 Oct, 2013 01:13 PM

On a Retina MacBook Pro, Timeline.app appears to have some code that invokes the discrete GPU (see attachment). Since this is an app that I would like to ideally leave open all the time, it would be great if Timeline.app could be made to use only the integrated GPU.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Niko on 10 Oct, 2013 03:39 PM

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    Hi,

    thanks for pointing this out to me!
    I will look into it as soon as I get my hands on a dual GPU MacBook Pro.

    Have a great day,
    Niko

  2. 2 Posted by Rcrcr on 10 Oct, 2013 03:41 PM

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    If I can assist with any testing, let me know!

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Niko on 10 Oct, 2013 03:49 PM

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    Cool, thanks!

    Does the dependency on the discrete GPU show up in the gfxCardStatus tool all the time? Even if Timelime's main window is closed and only the menu bar item is visible..

  4. 4 Posted by Rusty Ross on 10 Oct, 2013 04:02 PM

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    Yes, it shows up all the time. Even when the main window is closed and the menu bar item is available.

    Rusty

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Niko on 11 Oct, 2013 10:53 AM

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    Thanks Rusty!

    I figured out how to not force Timelime require the discrete GPU by default.
    I will include this in the next update (version 1.2).

    For now you can try the following:
    - quit Timelime
    - set the option "integrated only" in gfxCardStatus tool
    - reopen Timelime

    Niko

  6. 6 Posted by Rusty Ross on 11 Oct, 2013 01:56 PM

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    Great news!

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