Battery time icon

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by glewis, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. glewis, Jul 6, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2012

    macrumors newbie

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    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.

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    awer25

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    Mine shows TIME, ICON ONLY, and PERCENTAGE.

    What computer do you have?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's a brand new 2012 11" MBA.

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

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    Battery Time Remaining Option Missing???
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks....doesn't look like there is a fix. Apple changed something for some reason:confused:
     
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    GGJstudios

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    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.
     
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    miles01110

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    Time remaining has always been meaningless. Apple probably got tired of fielding questions about it.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeh, maybe it's not such a bad thing after all.
     
  9. whitedragon101, Jul 6, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2012

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    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.
     

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