Mountain Lion how to show battery time remaining
Summary: To get the battery time remaining back in you’re menubar install and use this app. Then disable Apples battery state App if you don’t want to have 2 battery icons and you’re done!
Another “feature” of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is that you won’t be able to see the battery time remaining in your menubar. You have to click the battery icon to show the time. Since I find this quite annoying I decided to take some actions.
First I’ve submitted a bugreport to Apples Bug Reporter, I hope enough people will do that to catch the attention of some developers. That way we should be able to get this little feature back.
After searching the web I found an small App written by Han Lin Yap on GitHub. It was a bit rough but does show the remaining battery time. I decided to fork it and tweak around. First only to get rid of some Ω and <> signs, but starting to code I wanted to go somewhat further.
So what did I add?
- Start on login functionality
- Battery icon
- Time remaining when charging the battery
- Textual improvements (less special chars)
- Some small code improvements