Are you running the Google Drive app on OS X Mavericks? If so, you may have noticed an odd and frustrating issue that causes your desktop icons to blink or flash randomly every few minutes. This phenomenon has been traced to an issue with Google Drive and App Nap, OS X Mavericks’ power management technology. Here’s how to fix it.
App Nap is a novel feature of OS X Mavericks that automatically slows down background apps to save energy and extend battery life. But some users may want to control the power to their apps themselves. Here’s how to disable App Nap in OS X Mavericks.