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Battery Life on Metro

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    Battery Life on Metro


    To me this seems a fundamental feature that is missing, Battery level indicator. On desktop it is there bottom right where it has always been but in metro it is not on the metro tiles & not even under settings, infact in metro I cannot find the battery states level anywhere??? Since microsoft is moving to metro from desktop it seems silly that the battery level is not pinned onto metro.How do I find the battery level in metro & is there a way to add the battery level onto metro as a time or somewhere else on the metro screen.Thanks

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    How do I find the battery level in metro & is there a way to add the battery level onto metro as a time or somewhere else on the metro screen
    I dont have idea but I agree with you
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    Windows 8 Consumer Preview (Build 8250)


    You can find the battery indicator by hovering the right bottom corner and activating charm bar. It will show the clock, date, battery and connection indicator, too.
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    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by Delold View Post
    You can find the battery indicator by hovering the right bottom corner and activating charm bar. It will show the clock, date, battery and connection indicator, too.
    Thanks for that, this is now more difficult than just having the battery as an icon on the home metro screen is there a way to create a metro icon with the battery logo or %.Click image for larger version
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    win 8, win 7, ubuntu 12, osx lion


    +1 here. on an os thats basically designed for tablets, which are of course battery, this is a glaring omission.
    that is the most important piece of information to have.
    a nice tile on the metro screen with the % in big numbers (i have googled but no luck)
    doesnt matter how many gigabytes/cpu cores/megapixels you have if your battery is dead
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    win 8, win 7, ubuntu 12, osx lion


    update: downloaded and installed 8gadgetpack and now my favourite gadget, iPhoneBattery, is back
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