Opened 2 months ago

Last modified 2 months ago

#29807 needs_information defect

Tor Browser requires discrete graphics on my Mac

Reported by: lg Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
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Description

I have around 20 GUI apps running at the moment, including Firefox, Chrome and Safari. According to Activity Monitor, only Tor requires the discrete graphics card (for displaying Facebook). Why is that? It takes a lot of energy, causes the fan to spin etc.

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comment:1 Changed 2 months ago by mcs

Component: - Select a componentApplications/Tor Browser
Owner: set to tbb-team
Status: newneeds_information
Version: Tor: unspecified

Thank you for reporting this problem. I am not sure what is the root cause; please provide some more information so we can investigate this problem:

  • What version of Tor Browser are you using?
  • Does the problem occur on all Facebook pages? Can you provide an URL where we can experience this problem ourselves? (we can log into Facebook if that is required)
  • Is there video content on the Facebook page?
  • Have you noticed the same problem on other websites?

comment:2 Changed 2 months ago by lg

  1. Version 8.0.6

2-3. It happens on my main feed page. There might be video there, at least below the visible portion.

  1. No, but I haven't tried.

comment:3 in reply to:  2 Changed 2 months ago by gk

Replying to lg:

  1. Version 8.0.6

2-3. It happens on my main feed page. There might be video there, at least below the visible portion.

  1. No, but I haven't tried.

Could you try that and report back websites where you hit this problem? That makes it possible for us to reproduce and fix your problem.

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