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I don't know about the rest of you, but that little battery icon in the upper right hand corner drives me crazy. I know that the battery voltage/charge graphic are...
10-01-2007, 04:46 PM #1Battery Monitor Standalone Application
I don't know about the rest of you, but that little battery icon in the upper right hand corner drives me crazy.
I know that the battery voltage/charge graphic are a relative, rather than absolute measure, depending on discharge curve, age of the battery etc, etc, so there can never be a real "minutes to turn off" indicator, but it sure would be nice to know:
1. In terms of the display I see when I have the unit on the charger, ( I am using the "battery charger" graphic) what percent of charge is left. Again I know it is innacurate, but at least I will get a feel for where I am on the time to live cycle.
2. Rather than a warning at 20%, I would be just as happy to set the warning level I desire...5% is enough for me if I have the ability to check my little battery app whenever I am worried that I am running out of time).
I can learn how much time to expect remaining and judge my use accordingly.
The hooks are there and those that did the % scale of battery charge should be able to build a little app that can be checked despite not being plugged in.
Maybe nobody else needs this, but it would seem that the development time would be minimal....
Just my 2 cents worth....
10-01-2007, 05:24 PM #2
I agree, I am with you on that one, It would be a great feature to have!
10-01-2007, 09:32 PM #3
yep i'll third that.. kinda does get annoying.. honestly i think its our apps that kinda kill the battery..... but it will just jump up on you sometimes.. this would be extremly helpful.
10-01-2007, 10:10 PM #4
10-02-2007, 04:29 AM #5
Yep, I was thinking about this the other day. I would definetly like to see this.
10-09-2007, 06:55 AM #6
same thinking here...def. a nice app to have
10-09-2007, 07:15 AM #7
The Aqwoah theme has a Battery image that shows a percentage, rather than the status bar. If anyone likes, I can zip them and upload them as a separate icon set.
10-09-2007, 08:26 AM #8
That would be super....Thanks
10-09-2007, 09:35 AM #9
Count me in for this idea......the lil battery is a waste of space
11-23-2007, 09:29 AM #10
03-25-2008, 10:49 AM #11Battery capacity/status
yes indeed, a stand alone app would be great... with the current status of the battery, ie. how long is this puppy going to live.