Time Remaining for Battery in ML

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by mac.fanatic, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    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?
     
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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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    Weaselboy

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    They took that out in Mountain Lion. You can get it back with this app.
     
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    GGJstudios

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    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.
     
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    Weaselboy

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

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    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"
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately this does not work in Mountain Lion.
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    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
     
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    chrf097

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    I seem to be able to see percentage and time running on Mountain Lion.

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  10. macrumors 68030

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    Yes, but you're not able to have the time showing all the time, which is what people want.
     
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    chrf097

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

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    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.
     
  13. macrumors 68030

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    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.
     
  14. Guest

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    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?
     
  15. macrumors regular

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    dumb

    Really, how stupid is it to remove a great feature. Apple, what the hell are you thinking? Think differently...
     

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