battery icon in notification area


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Jeff

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

I used to have a battery icon in my notification area which would change
when I would plug to AC. For some reason it has disappeared and I cannot
find out how to bring it back. It is not in the hidden icons.

I found the "Systems icon" screen and "Power" is marked as off but is
grayed out with no way to turn it to on.

Suggestions? Thank you.

Jeff
 
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Jeff Layman

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

I used to have a battery icon in my notification area which would change
when I would plug to AC. For some reason it has disappeared and I cannot
find out how to bring it back. It is not in the hidden icons.

I found the "Systems icon" screen and "Power" is marked as off but is
grayed out with no way to turn it to on.

Suggestions? Thank you.
What does it show under "Behaviors" in Control Panel | Notification area
icons | Power?
 
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R. C. White

Hi, Jeff.

Laptop or desktop?

Wouldn't hurt to mention the make and model, too.

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
Windows Live Mail 2011 (Build 15.4.3538.0513) in Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1


wrote in message
Windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

I used to have a battery icon in my notification area which would change
when I would plug to AC. For some reason it has disappeared and I cannot
find out how to bring it back. It is not in the hidden icons.

I found the "Systems icon" screen and "Power" is marked as off but is
grayed out with no way to turn it to on.

Suggestions? Thank you.

Jeff
 
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James Silverton

Hi, Jeff.

Laptop or desktop?

Wouldn't hurt to mention the make and model, too.

RC -- R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
Windows Live Mail 2011 (Build 15.4.3538.0513) in Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1


wrote in message Windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

I used to have a battery icon in my notification area which would change
when I would plug to AC. For some reason it has disappeared and I cannot
find out how to bring it back. It is not in the hidden icons.

I found the "Systems icon" screen and "Power" is marked as off but is
grayed out with no way to turn it to on.

Suggestions? Thank you.
Are there battery operated desktop machines.

I have a wireless Logitech keyboard and mouse whose battery state can be
inspected by clicking a notification icon. This also includes an
indication of the Num Lock state that is useful since there is no other
indicator.
 
J

Jeff

Hi, Jeff.

Laptop or desktop?

Wouldn't hurt to mention the make and model, too.

RC -- R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
Windows Live Mail 2011 (Build 15.4.3538.0513) in Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1


wrote in message Windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

I used to have a battery icon in my notification area which would change
when I would plug to AC. For some reason it has disappeared and I cannot
find out how to bring it back. It is not in the hidden icons.

I found the "Systems icon" screen and "Power" is marked as off but is
grayed out with no way to turn it to on.

Suggestions? Thank you.

Jeff
Thank you both for replying.
It's an HP laptop. Sorry did not know it made a difference).
Under behaviors - I had already been there - there is not Power or
battery icon on the list to change to "Show icons and notification". If
I click on "Turn system icons on or off" the line for "Power" is marked
as off but is also grayed out so I cannot change it. That is why I wrote.

If I click on "Restore default icon behaviors, nothing changes.
 
J

James Silverton

Are there battery operated desktop machines.

I have a wireless Logitech keyboard and mouse whose battery state can be
inspected by clicking a notification icon. This also includes an
indication of the Num Lock state that is useful since there is no other
indicator.
Sorry, that was inexact. The status is interrogated by mousing over the
icon.
 
J

Jeff

Thank you both for replying.
It's an HP laptop. Sorry did not know it made a difference).
Under behaviors - I had already been there - there is not Power or
battery icon on the list to change to "Show icons and notification". If
I click on "Turn system icons on or off" the line for "Power" is marked
as off but is also grayed out so I cannot change it. That is why I wrote.

If I click on "Restore default icon behaviors, nothing changes.
I was going through all the notification icons screen. Powere was still
grayed out, but I must have done something right because the battery
indicator icon suddenly has reappeared in the notification area.
So, all is well.
 
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R. C. White

Hi, Jim.

Yeah, I probably over-reacted. ;^}

But, in my (partial) defense, my desktop system has at least 3 low-battery
warning lights: wireless keyboard and mouse, and backup power supply. The
lights are on the devices, not on the screen, but there is sometimes a popup
warning on my screen.

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
Windows Live Mail 2011 (Build 15.4.3538.0513) in Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1


"James Silverton" wrote in message
Hi, Jeff.

Laptop or desktop?

Wouldn't hurt to mention the make and model, too.

RC


wrote in message Windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

I used to have a battery icon in my notification area which would change
when I would plug to AC. For some reason it has disappeared and I cannot
find out how to bring it back. It is not in the hidden icons.

I found the "Systems icon" screen and "Power" is marked as off but is
grayed out with no way to turn it to on.

Suggestions? Thank you.
Are there battery operated desktop machines.

I have a wireless Logitech keyboard and mouse whose battery state can be
inspected by clicking a notification icon. This also includes an
indication of the Num Lock state that is useful since there is no other
indicator.
 

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