Battery indicator on laptop

  speedbird_zero1 12:09 12 Feb 2006

For some reason i don't seem to have my battery level indicator on my laptop. It used to be there telling me how much life i had left, but it has gone....Any ideas where this fella' lives?
Thanks Mike
Sorry, running XP

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:22 12 Feb 2006

Laptop make, model, operating system?

  speedbird_zero1 12:34 12 Feb 2006

Sorry, Compaq Evo 1015v, Win XP

  Lokit 09:05 13 Feb 2006

If you go to...

Control Panel/Power Options/Advanced

...there is an option to "Always show icon on taskbar".

If you tick this then battery icon will appear next to clock which replaces the mains power icon when on battery power.

  speedbird_zero1 10:38 13 Feb 2006

Already got a tick in that box, but no battery symbol or for that matter no mains power icon either.

  Fateful Shadow 11:02 13 Feb 2006

Try right clicking on the clock and going to propertes. Then, click on 'Customise' next to the 'Hide Inactive Icons' checkbox and see if the icon you're looking for is there. If it is, click on the 'Behavior' of the icon and a drop-down box should appear. Then click "Always Show"

That's all I can think of at the mo. Hope this helps :)

  Jean-196853 09:23 25 Jun 2006

Try this - it worked for me.

click here

  melbo 09:19 06 Jan 2007

I've had exactly the same problem on my Sony Vaio - the indicator was always there and now its gone. I have done all you said before but it still isn't showing, even though it says always show in the taskbar properties. Any ideas?!

  Belatucadrus 12:41 06 Jan 2007

click here for an alternate approach.

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