Menu Bar Battery Suggestion

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by -BigMac-, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. -BigMac- macrumors 6502a

    -BigMac-

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    Hi guys.

    Noticed today, the battery in the menu bar no longer has an option to show 'battery time left' in the menu bar.

    There is only the choice for a 'percentage of battery life left'.
    This is sorta useless for me, as i can't comprehend the amount of battery life according to the percentage alone, since i dont know how much battery power the computer is using, using the current tasks.

    Question:
    Why did they disable this practical feature? It was available under Snow Leopard....


    Thanks :D
     
  2. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    Click on the battery in the menu bar. The drop down will have the estimated time remaining.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    It was removed in Mountain Lion. Here is a free app that will bring it back.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    This has already been discussed in several threads:
    From the CHECKING STATUS AND HEALTH section of the following link:
    This app can display time remaining on the menu bar: 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:
     
  5. -BigMac- thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for that :D
    seems like a useless 'removal'.. can't imagine a NEED to remove that feature from the OS.

    None the less, thanks heaps. i'll get onto the apps :D
     
  6. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    It was removed because knuckleheads (like many here) were assuming that the time calculation was the word of god and complained because their battery life was diminishing.

    Also, battery life did indeed diminish in ML so maybe Apple just doesn't want you to know about it. :D

    Regardless, the damn thing was just a worthless guess anyway. Always was.
     
  7. montycat macrumors 6502

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    If you click on the battery icon you will see the time remaining::
    EDIT: Didnt see the answer posted above already
     

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