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#17040 - 08/15/11 07:19 AM check battery condition on portables
Virtual1 Offline

Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
option-click on the battery indicator in the menubar. it'll have a "Normal", "Replace soon" or "Replace now".
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#17044 - 08/15/11 11:17 AM Re: check battery condition on portables [Re: Virtual1]
alternaut Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: Virtual1

The need to press 'Option' for this status display depends on the OS: Leopard doesn't seem to need it, Snow Leopard does. I don't know about Lion.
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#17047 - 08/15/11 03:37 PM Re: check battery condition on portables [Re: alternaut]
roger Offline

Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Vermont
option-click in Lion, it seems.
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