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macchiato2009
Jul 20, 2012, 03:51 PM
hi

I've just bought a new Macbook Air and i'm quite surprise that battery status in the upper bar only offers 2 options: icon only or %

i used to select remaining battery time on my other Mac

did this option disappear under Lion on 2012 Macs ?

how to get it back ?

thanks



miles01110
Jul 20, 2012, 03:52 PM
It's gone, and was always fairly meaningless. Good riddance!

GGJstudios
Jul 20, 2012, 03:54 PM
hi

I've just bought a new Macbook Air and i'm quite surprise that battery status in the upper bar only offers 2 options: icon only or %

i used to select remaining battery time on my other Mac

did this option disappear under Lion on 2012 Macs ?

From the CHECKING STATUS AND HEALTH section of the following link:
Be aware that starting in 2012, the Menu Bar battery indicator no longer offers "Time Remaining" as an option on the Menu Bar. It still appears in the dropdown menu.
This should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions:
Apple Notebook Battery FAQ (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9875442&postcount=23)

macchiato2009
Jul 20, 2012, 03:56 PM
any tweak to get it back ?

GGJstudios
Jul 20, 2012, 04:01 PM
any tweak to get it back ?
No. As I said, you can still see it by clicking the icon. This is already being discussed in several threads:
RMBP Battery %? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1392290)
Battery Status (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1402827)
Battery - Show Time no longer available (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1397566)
From the CHECKING STATUS AND HEALTH section of the following link:
On the MBPR and on ML, the Menu Bar battery indicator no longer offers "Time Remaining" as an option on the Menu Bar. It still appears in the dropdown menu.
From the BATTERY LIFE FROM A CHARGE section of the following link:
Your "time remaining" indication is an ever-changing estimate, based on the current workload of your system. It will fluctuate up and down from minute to minute as your power demands change. It is not perfectly accurate, but only an estimate.
This should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions:
Apple Notebook Battery FAQ (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9875442&postcount=23)

hallux
Jul 20, 2012, 06:21 PM
Umm, this is from my 2012 MBP (Delivered July 9).

I've done nothing special, this is not a Retina...

Weaselboy
Jul 20, 2012, 08:05 PM
Umm, this is from my 2012 MBP (Delivered July 9).

I've done nothing special, this is not a Retina...

Same here on 13" 2012 MBA. I can select time. I think it is the new Retina and Mountain Lion that dropped the time.

Edit: From OP's other posts it appears he has a MBA also. I used Migration Assistant from a 2011 MBP, and I wonder if that has something to do with me having the time option and the OP does not?

hallux
Jul 21, 2012, 06:22 PM
Same here on 13" 2012 MBA. I can select time. I think it is the new Retina and Mountain Lion that dropped the time.

Edit: From OP's other posts it appears he has a MBA also. I used Migration Assistant from a 2011 MBP, and I wonder if that has something to do with me having the time option and the OP does not?

No, I didn't use MA to move my data (moved from a Windows laptop, wanted to clean up some files) so MA wouldn't have moved that option over...

m-eee
Jul 25, 2012, 10:48 AM
2012 MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros with Retina Display are missing this option on Lion, on Mountain Lion it's disabled for all users.

I built an App which shows the remaining battery time in the menu bar, here's a beta: http://mac.frister.net/batterytime/beta/?pk_campaign=forummacrumors

eselle
Jul 27, 2012, 06:08 AM
Hmm, this is curious. Am on my 2012 MBA (just opened) and I am missing the 'time' feature too. Anyone have any idea why/how I may reclaim it?

miles01110
Jul 27, 2012, 06:16 AM
Anyone have any idea why/how I may reclaim it?

Because Apple took it out. You can't get it back.