Displaying battery status with time?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Buck1, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. Buck1 macrumors member

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    How can I on my MacBook AIR 11 (2012 edition) can change the setting of displaying status of it on the infrormation bar:

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    I do not see any option to set with time to run out of battery. (estimated time of life)

    Is there any way how to set it?
     
  2. GGJstudios, Aug 17, 2012
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    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    This is already being discussed in several threads:
    From the CHECKING STATUS AND HEALTH section of the following link:
    You can use this app to get the same functionality: SlimBatteryMonitor

    From the BATTERY LIFE FROM A CHARGE section of the following link:
    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions:
     
  3. jav6454, Aug 17, 2012
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    jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Settings > Energy Saver > Check the box that says "Display Battery Status". If you want further information regarding your battery, Google "coconutBattery" and download it. It is a nice free and handy battery monitoring app.
     
  4. Buck1, Aug 17, 2012
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    Buck1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok I respect it. I try to more find out through the forum. Apologize for it.

    Anyway my settings screenshots. Do not see anywhere to set remaining time:

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  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's because there is no such option in Mountain Lion, as stated earlier.
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    It was removed in Mountain Lion. You can use this free app to get it back.
     
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    And as it was shown by deleted screenshot it is possible. Just dig. I'll leave it there.
     

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