Show the battery charge percentage

Battery with percentage showing

It’s very useful to see how charged up your Mac laptop is. By default, the battery indicator shows you a picture– when it’s full, you know it’s pretty much charged; when it’s almost empty, it’s pretty much running out of juice. In-between those extremes it’s rather a guessing game because the battery indicator is small and it’s hard to tellĀ 50% full from 60% full.

So click on the battery indicator in the menubar, and slide down to “Show Percentage.” From then on, you’ll know EXACTLY how charged your Mac laptop’s battery is.

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