OSX version with custom JDK causes discrete card to be used

Build 140.2110
1.8.0_40-internal-b49 x86_64

Previously 14.03 did not kick in the discrete graphics card.. but this new version does.  

This is running a macbook pro retina on Mavericks.   Didn't try on other configurations or other non-bundled jdk.

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This is on Oracle. They're fully aware of this issue and don't care. It's been reported to them repeatedly. The only version of Java that works correctly is Apple's last one - 1.6.


I was about to say.. "but 14.03 doesn't do it.. and it doesn't use the apple jre.."... but then I read the about screen.. and sure enough.. it does..:)

Thx for the info.

I had a similar issue with Lync and Outlook -- you could flip an option in the plist file to disable automate switching for those apps.  Worked for those -- but the auto-update always undid it for me.

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You can try a workaround from the description of https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-119858


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