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glewis
Jul 6, 2012, 09:15 AM
How can I change the top toolbar battery indicator to show time instead of percentage?

I only have the option to choose ICON ONLY or PERCENTAGE but on my previous Macbook running Lion also I could choose time.

http://i47.tinypic.com/2zeeyj6.png



awer25
Jul 6, 2012, 09:22 AM
Mine shows TIME, ICON ONLY, and PERCENTAGE.

What computer do you have?

glewis
Jul 6, 2012, 09:24 AM
Mine shows TIME, ICON ONLY, and PERCENTAGE.

What computer do you have?

It's a brand new 2012 11" MBA.

Maybe it doesn't show time yet because I haven't done a complete cycle?

GGJstudios
Jul 6, 2012, 09:24 AM
How can I change the top toolbar battery indicator to show time instead of percentage?

I only have the option to choose ICON ONLY or PERCENTAGE but on my previous Macbook running Lion also I could choose time.

Image (http://i47.tinypic.com/2zeeyj6.png)
Battery Time Remaining Option Missing??? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1398462&highlight=battery+time+remaining)

glewis
Jul 6, 2012, 09:29 AM
Thanks....doesn't look like there is a fix. Apple changed something for some reason:confused:

GGJstudios
Jul 6, 2012, 09:31 AM
Thanks....doesn't look like there is a fix. Apple changed something for some reason:confused:
As you may already know, that time remaining is a constantly changing estimate, based on the current power demands on your system at any given moment. It is not completely accurate and can change from minute to minute.

miles01110
Jul 6, 2012, 09:33 AM
Time remaining has always been meaningless. Apple probably got tired of fielding questions about it.

glewis
Jul 6, 2012, 09:36 AM
Yeh, maybe it's not such a bad thing after all.

whitedragon101
Jul 6, 2012, 03:44 PM
As you may already know, that time remaining is a constantly changing estimate, based on the current power demands on your system at any given moment. It is not completely accurate and can change from minute to minute.

Knowing how long your battery will last at the current power draw was a very handy option. The original way of having it turned off by default with the option to display it was the best idea.