The User Interface (UI) in Windows is more friendly than ever now that Windows 7 has been released. Furthermore, it syncs and matches that of the Windows 2008 R2 interface, so if you know your way around one, you can easily navigate between the two. I’ve been doing loads of work with both lately on laptops, and I came across a strange thing and thought hmph and was wondering what you thought…
Try this for yourself and then ask, “Why is that in the UI”?
Click on start and type “power set”. It should come up with change battery settings:
When that window comes up, simply click on “Change plan settings”. My example screen shows my machine on the balanced setting, yours may vary:
That will bring up the basic options/settings for the specified power plan. On that screen, click “Change advanced power settings”:
Now you’ve got the advanced settings open, expand the battery section and then expand “low battery level” for example (you could also choose critical battery level):
OK, so is it me, or why is there a plugged in percentage in the UI? If I hover over it the tool tip reads:
Percentage of battery capacity remaining that indicates the low battery action
which is all fine, but can you tell me, if I’m connected to a power supply (a.k.a. plugged in), how can my battery be diminishing it’s power and how will I ever see it “drop” below a certain percentage?