January 30, 2009 at 8:09 pm #160920
Is there a program that can sit in the taskbar or something that will keep track of how long my NC10 has been running to give me an idea of actual battery life?January 30, 2009 at 8:22 pm #181964ZPEMember
There’s one (Battery Manager) bundled in with the NC10 that does exactly that.January 30, 2009 at 9:02 pm #181957January 30, 2009 at 9:17 pm #181960
There’s one (Battery Manager) bundled in with the NC10 that does exactly that.
Where would that be, because I see nothing in the program that has a timer saying how long I’ve had my NC10 for. Only an inaccurate estimate on how much time I have left based on what I’m currently doing.
I’ll take a look at BatteryBar, thanks.January 30, 2009 at 10:14 pm #181959TCMuffinMember
On Windows 7, hovering my mouse pointer over the battery icon in the taskbar shows that I have:
‘6 hr 15 min (90%) remaining’
I don’t know how accurate that estimate is, but when I have time, I’ll experiment :pJanuary 30, 2009 at 10:28 pm #181961
Yeah, that changes based on what your computer is doing at the time. I just want something that counts up in real time every second the NC10 is functioning so I can tell how long it’s been working between charges.
BatteryBar didn’t seem to do that either. I suppose if I can’t find one I’ll just code a simple stopwatch myself.January 30, 2009 at 10:36 pm #181958AlfiharParticipant
You should be able to find out the systems uptime by issuing the following command from the command prompt:-
net statistics server
There should be a line which reads statistics since, this will just be the duration the machine has been switched on for. Though it won’t take into account the power state.
Not sure if that’s the best way though, I’m used to using uptime and power history’s charge history which gives a nice graph of charge over time including various events, I assume there’s an equivalent program.January 30, 2009 at 11:39 pm #181962
I didn’t think of that, I’ll try it out. It’ll rest though when I close the lid right? Though I did turn hibernation off. I’ll see.
EDIT: Eh, not really.
Statistics since 1/30/2009 4:03 PM
Sessions accepted 1
Sessions timed-out 0
Sessions errored-out 0
Kilobytes sent 0
Kilobytes received 0
Mean response time (msec) 0
System errors 0
Permission violations 0
Password violations 0
Files accessed 0
Communication devices accessed 0
Print jobs spooled 0
Times buffers exhausted
Big buffers 0
Request buffers 0
The command completed successfully.
It may work for now until I find something else, I’ll just have to reboot before I want to start keeping track.January 31, 2009 at 3:28 am #181963
Well, I did find this, seems like it gets the estimate from a better method. It times how long it takes to drop 1% and updates then, unlike the default battery program which changes non-stop.
Here is a result I got with browsing the Internet:February 3, 2009 at 8:36 pm #181965HammerheadMember
Hmm, i remember having a gadget (or widget, whatever there called) in Vista that showed me the amount of system uptime, since i had brought it, and how long the computer had been switched on for. I guess this sort of does the job your asking for. And i’m sure that a similar sort of Gadget type thing will be around for whatever your running!
JoeFebruary 3, 2009 at 9:47 pm #181966Don_AudioMember
bginfo (google it) is able to automaticaly add the bootup timestamp to the desktop, maybe this might be enough for your cause?September 23, 2009 at 9:57 am #181967jasoninertiaMember
doesent “batstats” do this , freeware program , google itSeptember 25, 2009 at 6:10 pm #181968jasoninertiaMember
thanks for the battery monitor program rec , I have downloaded it , giving it a go now , the windows one is useless it bounces form one reading to the next without even doing anything
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