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Does Tag *really* need to switch...

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:48 pm
by pl_svn
... to the ATI Radeon graphics card in my (dual graphics) MBP? :-/

asking because, thanks to one more Mountain Lion bug, sometimes the display becomes "blueish" when a graphics card switch is triggered.
so... unless Tag actually need to... *please*!!!

thanks

Re: Does Tag *really* need to switch...

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:28 pm
by sbooth
This is something happening at a much lower level than Tag! There is certainly nothing in Tag this specific as far as graphics code goes.

Re: Does Tag *really* need to switch...

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:38 am
by pl_svn
Hi Stephen

yes but... I don't think the system decides *at random* and all by itself which apps need the more powerful graphics card. there has to be something in the app itself that makes the system take the decision

unless (as I'm more and more prone to believe ;-) those people in Cupertino... do smoke really bad stuff :-p

Re: Does Tag *really* need to switch...

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:04 pm
by sbooth
I'm sure it isn't random. My best guess is that the control I use to display the album art uses OpenGL for displaying, scrolling, and scaling the images which might be causing the switch.