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    No Low Battery Notification (MacBook Pro)
    Hi guys! I'm a new Mac user and am still trying to figure out few things about Mac OS. Anyways, i was wondering why my macbook pro doesn't notify me when the battery is low. I noticed it after I have nearly drained my battery life couple times already in the middle of working on something. I tried looking at the Energy Saver preference if there was a setting for that but there is none. Where shall I look? or Is there something wrong with my battery?

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    If you click on the battery in the menu bar and go to "show", there should be the option to display an estimated time left and a percentage. Does that work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    If you click on the battery in the menu bar and go to "show", there should be the option to display an estimated time left and a percentage. Does that work?
    thanks for replying. yes, it does. what i meant was, my MBP doesn't notify me when my batt is low. like through a pop up warning or something like that. when i was still using a windows-based laptop, a warning pops up. i'm kinda new to mac world so is it possible that there is no feature like that in mac os?

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    Download this free battery monitor. It has a pop up warning that can be set.

    OS X has a battery monitor that you can click on as van pointed out but it does not have a "pop up" option to warn you. It's strictly manual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Download this free battery monitor. It has a pop up warning that can be set.

    OS X has a battery monitor that you can click on as van pointed out but it does not have a "pop up" option to warn you. It's strictly manual.
    oh.. i see.. thanks for the info and for the link! )

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