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I cannot add an app to the list to manually set it to high performance (Radeon instead of Intel HD). When I browse for an exe, nothing happens, the list is still empty. So, maybe I can edit some .cfg or .ini?


This is not my machine, but an example of what I'm looking to do: the list with iexplore.exe is what I meant. When I click 'Browse' and choose any exe (Portal2.exe, for instance) nothing happens. The list is empty, so I cannot set mode for Portal2.exe.

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Sometimes the lists don't appear (not necessarily with Catalyst but generally) due to permission issues! Do you have full permission of the machine/software and OS etc? – Dave Dec 14 '12 at 12:32
Yep, I'm admin and UAC is turned off. What more permissions should I have? – noober Dec 15 '12 at 6:12
Can you please explain what you mean by app list in the Catalyst please? This may help – Dave Dec 17 '12 at 8:35
Please see my update. I've attached a screenshot. – noober Dec 17 '12 at 10:10
+1 for a better question. If you don't have an answer within 8 hours, I will check on my home PC. – Dave Dec 17 '12 at 10:10
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I've been looking around in the appdata and I found this :


This is how the xml is built up :

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<customisations Content="User" Format="1">
    <application Title="Google Chrome" File="chrome.exe">
      <use Area="PXDynamic">HighPerfGPUAffinity</use>
    <application Title="Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2013" File="wdexpress.exe">
      <use Area="PXDynamic">HighPerfGPUAffinity</use>
    <application File="iw4m.exe">
      <use Area="PXDynamic">HighPerfGPUAffinity</use>
    <application Title="Skype" File="skype.exe">
      <use Area="PXDynamic">HighPerfGPUAffinity</use>

I didn't test it but I guess you can simply add your programs there!


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