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mac.fanatic
Aug 4, 2012, 03:24 PM
When I was running on Lion, I had the option of seeing the percent remaining for the battery or the time remaining for the battery. Since I upgraded to Mountain Lion, the time remaining option disappeared. Anyone else having this issue?



GGJstudios
Aug 4, 2012, 03:32 PM
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)

Weaselboy
Aug 4, 2012, 03:39 PM
When I was running on Lion, I had the option of seeing the percent remaining for the battery or the time remaining for the battery. Since I upgraded to Mountain Lion, the time remaining option disappeared. Anyone else having this issue?

They took that out in Mountain Lion. You can get it back with this app (http://www.orange-carb.org/SBM/).

GGJstudios
Aug 4, 2012, 03:46 PM
They took that out in Mountain Lion. You can get it back with this app (http://www.orange-carb.org/SBM/).
The site says "Version 1.5 fully supports Snow Leopard." Have you tested with ML to make sure it's compatible? It's a good alternative, if it works with ML.

Weaselboy
Aug 4, 2012, 04:08 PM
The site says "Version 1.5 fully supports Snow Leopard." Have you tested with ML to make sure it's compatible? It's a good alternative, if it works with ML.

Yes. ML compatibility is mentioned in one of the threads you linked.

nyolc8
Aug 4, 2012, 04:13 PM
Did you tried this?
Enter these in Terminal, then log out, log in:

defaults write com.apple.menuextra.battery ShowPercent -string "NO"

defaults write com.apple.menuextra.battery ShowTime -string "YES"

tomsabin
Aug 4, 2012, 06:13 PM
Did you tried this?
Enter these in Terminal, then log out, log in:

defaults write com.apple.menuextra.battery ShowPercent -string "NO"

defaults write com.apple.menuextra.battery ShowTime -string "YES"

Unfortunately this does not work in Mountain Lion.

chinhiphone
Aug 4, 2012, 07:02 PM
istats menu can solve this problem

their date/clock is also a ******** better as well. clicking the clock will show a mini calendar, same way as windows 7 which i like. a lot faster than dashboard when wanting to see the month quick view

chrf097
Aug 4, 2012, 07:11 PM
I seem to be able to see percentage and time running on Mountain Lion.

http://f.cl.ly/items/2L361d303V291v1r1D3V/Screen%20Shot%202012-08-04%20at%208.10.13%20PM.png

hafr
Aug 4, 2012, 07:15 PM
I seem to be able to see percentage and time running on Mountain Lion.

Image (http://f.cl.ly/items/2L361d303V291v1r1D3V/Screen%20Shot%202012-08-04%20at%208.10.13%20PM.png)

Yes, but you're not able to have the time showing all the time, which is what people want.

chrf097
Aug 4, 2012, 07:22 PM
Yes, but you're not able to have the time showing all the time, which is what people want.

Oh okay, I see now. Why would they take that out?

InuNacho
Aug 4, 2012, 07:30 PM
Oh okay, I see now. Why would they take that out?

So they can put it slap it back in when 10.9 comes out and plaster it all over the 500 NEW FEATURES page on the Apple website.

hafr
Aug 4, 2012, 07:35 PM
Oh okay, I see now. Why would they take that out?

My guess is that users who aren't aware of how the time is a very fluctuating indicator gets confused with how much it's changing all the time, and they want to make it as easy as possible to understand. Or maybe people confused it with the time (clock)?

But seriously, I have a hard time believing not a single person at Apple or during the beta testing have said "hold on, I really liked this feature" so why they removed it is beyond me.

50548
Aug 4, 2012, 07:37 PM
So they can put it slap it back in when 10.9 comes out and plaster it all over the 500 NEW FEATURES page on the Apple website.

Unfortunately I have to agree...ML's ONLY premise in the minds of many was to constitute an "optimized" Lion. It ended up being even worse than it - what a train wreck..!

Where are Tevanian and Serlet when we need them?

Minicube
Jan 15, 2013, 01:48 PM
Really, how stupid is it to remove a great feature. Apple, what the hell are you thinking? Think differently...