[OS X TeX] TeXShop full screen uses discrete GPU in new mbp; and a small feature request

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Jun 1 12:24:17 CEST 2010

On Jun 1, 2010, at 4:46 AM, Luis Sequeira wrote:

> Dear all
> I am a happy owner of a new MPB. I use powerdot for presentations, and TeXShop's full screen mode is very useful for checking how things will look. 
> For actually presenting to an audience, I prefer Skim, which works with either the Apple Remote or a bluetooth remote. As it is, TeXShop in full screen does not advance slides with either a mouse click or the right arrow key in the keyboard (only the *down* arrow). This appears quite nonstandard behavior, so I humbly suggest that both (up/down) and (left/right) should work move pages back and forth in full screen. 
> While the new mac is way faster than my 3 year old mbp, I noticed a distinct lag when entering TeXShop's full screen mode. It turns out that it was the discrete nvidia gpu kicking in. 
> Exiting fulll screen reverts to the intel gpu.
> It is not a big deal, but it got me curious, since this does not seem to happen with Skim or Preview. Just wondering what kind of CoreImage or other calls are triggering it. 
> Regards
> Luis Sequeira


Sigh... I should be so lucky to be able to notice this! :-)

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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