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Battery Percentage Indicator - Is it available?

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    Battery Percentage Indicator - Is it available?

    I've always enjoyed a battery percentage indicator on the taskbar. Where you can click or hover over & it will give the percentage left & approximate amount of time left on the battery. It appears that in Metro it will only show an image of a battery where you can kinda tell if it's maybe halfway used, etc.

    Is there a way to turn on an indicator or customize the existing one?


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    Could try looking in the app store for a new one. Eventually, that's where upgraded features will all be located...
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    As observed in other threads here, you can always go to the desktop and get the same old indicator that's always been available (or use third-party tools, like Battery Bar). OTOH, when you call up the charms (sweep in from right of touchscreen or use the Windows key-C combination) you get an indicator at the lower left that shows wireless signal strength, battery level, time and date as well.

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    Thanks for your thoughts guys, I appreciate it. I was hoping that I didn't have to go to the old desktop just to see the percentage level, as well as the approximate time left. I imagine that information will be available one day as mentioned in the 1st reply. I still spend much of my time in the desktop, so that works out OK

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