Battery time Remaining no longer present on Mac Menu Bar

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by slumpey326, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    this is kind of annoying, I noticed now with Mountain Lion that you can no longer see the batter time remaining in the Mac Menu bar. Is there a tweak or something to put in terminal to get it back.
     
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    Arelunde

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    Settings (Preferences) > Energy Saving (lightbulb) > Power Adapter > check box by Show battery status in the menu bar

    Then right click the battery icon and check "Show percentage"
     
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    Percentage isn't time.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Right... that displays the percentage charge and, if the battery isn't fully charged, will display time remaining in the drop down menu. It does not display the time remaining in the menu bar however. I find this a bit annoying as well.
     
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    Arelunde

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    So, there used to be a native menu icon with the "remaining time" of battery life? I never realized that. I use Battery Health app on my late 2011 MBP 13. Has all sorts of data - including remaining time - and can be put on the dock (cool icon) or in the menu bar.
     
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    penajmz

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    The remaining time is what I always used. I miss this. :(
     
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    I miss this too. It's much easier to gauge battery life with estimated time (obviously). Percentage makes it more difficult. Don't know why this had to be killed off...
     
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    I am using slimbatterymonitor for the time being but what hoping there was a tweak to make it come back again.
     
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    Maybe you could request it from the developer of Mountain Tweaks. I asked him if he could add a feature to remove the Notification Center icon from the menu bar and he responded by saying he will try and find a way. I'm using Bartender but my point is he might be able to add this to Mountain Tweaks.

    http://tweaksapp.com/app/mountain-tweaks/
     
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    GGJstudios

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    This is already being discussed in several threads:
    From the CHECKING STATUS AND HEALTH section of the following link:
    From the BATTERY LIFE FROM A CHARGE section of the following link:
    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions:
     
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    dcorban

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    I didn't realize people obsessively stared at the time remaining. I sometimes check it via the dropdown when I get into "the red".
     
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    This app is retarded because if you have multiple icons in the menubar to the left of the battery icon, this 'new' app showing the time gets placed after all of them. In other words 1) it is NOT tied to the battery status icon and 2) it is not a movable icon like the Time Machine icon, WiFi icon, etc.

    That is stupid.
     
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    superriku11

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    To remove Notification Center from the menubar I believe there is a separate plist that loads the menu icon. If not and if it's all part of the main NC plist then there's not much you can do if you actually use NC. If you don't you can unload the plist(s) and have it not take up computer resources or menubar space altogether.
     
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    They took that option out because the percentage fluctuates too much. I used to use it too, but you can always click on the battery status to see it.
     

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