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BatteryLevel is a Dashboard widget that displays the battery levels of your wireless Apple input devices.

The level indicators turn yellow below 30% and red below 20% remaining battery.

If your Apple input device is not supported, please contact me.

Donations welcome!

What's New

Version 2.3:
  • Fixed: Resizing after opening links
  • Added: Spanish translation

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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jdanek630 Member IconComment+47
jdanek630
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Is this compatible with HP's TouchPad Keyboard? I use it with my Apple iPhone.

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Version 2.3
State00000 Member IconReview+1
State00000
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Works as it should. Doesn't need much space on the dashboard and displays only the essential information. I don't know how to make it better -> 5 stars :-)
The only problem is, that the devices do not messure the battery level correctly ... but this is a hardware problem. It's accurate enough to know when you should charge your batteries.

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Version 2.1
David Shanoff Member IconComment+5
David Shanoff
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2.1 doesn't work for me

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Version 2.1
Markus00000 (Developer)
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Please send me an e-mail with the following:
1) A detailed description of what you see or even better a screenshot.
2) A list of all connected wireless Apple input devices.
3) The version string of the latest version that has been working for you (e.g. 1.9 or 2.0).

Thanks!

David Shanoff
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2.0 version worked just fine.
I am using a Magic Mouse
2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

David Shanoff
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Forgot to say that all I see is a Grey Rectangle with the words "BatteryLevel". I assume that this is the back of the widget and I cannot get it to change to the front.

David Shanoff
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I just discovered that my Dashboard became frozen and that is why I couldn't get BatteryLevel to work. It now works. Sorry about that.

Markus00000 (Developer)
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Glad that it's working again... :-D

Markus00000 (Developer) Member IconDev+4
Markus00000 (Developer)
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Version 1.9 should be considered to be slightly experimental.

Unfortunately, the description hasn't been updated correctly.

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Version 1.9
Bushwhack
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Bravo, first of all!

Secondly, at what percentage does the battery identifier change color from green to yellow and from yellow to red? I know my rechargeable batteries kick out a "Low battery please replace" somewhere around 18% or lower and my keyboard is at 24% now and still showing green.

Not that big of a deal, just an observation. Maybe I am the user that is the outlier.

Markus00000 (Developer)
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Yellow below 20%, red below 10%.

I'm open for discussion about sensible values. I'm new to wireless input devices and only recently noticed that my Magic Mouse went off just below 20%.

Bushwhack
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The real question is though, do the other wireless devices shut off at the same level the magic mouse does?

If my keyboard will work til lower than 10-15% or whatever, I don't think there is ANY reason for it to change. That will just have to be an unfortunate side effect of using the magic mouse.

The only solution I could see would be to change the magic mouse's indicators so that they change colors at different percentages than the other devices. And that just sounds like a little more of a pain to code.

I wouldn't know. I only wish I had a programming ability.

I must say though, the auto-recognition of devices is a really nice touch. The other widget, which I was using up til now, does not automatically update which devices are detected, you have to manually turn them on and off. Kinda a pain.

Markus00000 (Developer)
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Maybe the poll will shed some light on this.

Adjusting the battery level indicators for each device would be trivial. However, the auto-recognition was painful to code. :)

Crunc Member IconComment+64
Crunc
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This version seems to work with my Magic Trackpad, so yeah for that! I concur with having it only list devices that are actually connected. I don't have a wireless keyboard nor Apple wireless mouse.

I would really love it if it showed the battery level of third party devices too. For example I also have a Logitech wireless (RF) mouse. Wish it would show the battery level of that. Not sure if that's possible, though, as I don't use Logitech's driver. Still, would be nice if it did work.

In any case, it's useful just for showing the battery level of my trackpad. Thanks!

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Version 1.7
Markus00000 (Developer)
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I'm aware that many users want to see their connected devices only. Though I'm not sure when I'll be able to implement this.

In most cases, supporting third party devices is not possible. Apple devices report their battery level in a way, I can easily access using the command line. I've seen Microsoft, Logitech and Genius input devices that don't do that. Probably, only these companies know how to fetch the battery levels of their devices.

Bushwhack Member IconComment+127
Bushwhack
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I downloaded this widget for the immediate chance to see percentages, however I switched to another widget that I could turn off the different parallels that I was not using.

I think this one would benefit from that feature.

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Version 1.6
Markus00000 (Developer)
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Thanks for your feedback. I agree that it would be nice if the widget only showed connected devices and resized itself accordingly. Till now, I have been busy fixing bugs. Maybe I'll be able to add such a feature in the future.

May I ask what widget you are using now?

Bushwhack
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Thanks for the quick response!! Currently I am using Mighty Monitor. It doesn't have a percentage display, which is what I really want, but it allows me to stuff off.

Bugsman (i Zap Germs) Member IconComment+51
Bugsman (i Zap Germs)
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You asked about other wireless devices. How about the Logitech S 530 keyboard and mouse. They work great and are a fraction of the price of Apple's kit.

I run 2 set-ups:
A) G5 PPC OS 10.4.11
B) Mac Mini Intel OS 10.5.8

If you want to have a go I am more than happy to beta test.

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Version 1.3
Markus00000 (Developer)
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Would you please send me the Terminal output of the following command:

ioreg -l

Without it, I don't know if your mouse can be supported.

Bugsman (i Zap Germs)
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Reply to developer

Where do I send it? The file is too large to post here, plus I am nervous about doing so in a public place!

Markus00000 (Developer)
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Please use my "contact form" here: http://markusweimar.de/software_en/contact

Dajonel Member IconComment+141
Dajonel
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How long is it supposed to take to get battery levels? It simply does not find the percentages, and I have a Magic Mouse!!

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Version 1.1
Markus00000 (Developer)
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After a device has been connected, it might take a minute or two until they report their battery levels. If version 1.2 does not fix your issue, please e-mail me the Terminal output of the following command:

ioreg -l

If you need further instructions, feel free to ask. Thanks.

Dajonel
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Version 1.2 does not fix the issue. Also, if I flip the widget it still says version 1.0. I have emailed you a screenshot and the output.

Markus00000 (Developer)
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Forgot to change the version on the back...

I found the reason why it's not working for you. It's a real pity that there are so many variations depending on the operating system and device.

Dajonel
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That does make it difficult... So, do you essentially have to enable it per type of computer? In other words, now it will work for all Late '09 MacBooks and Magic Mice?

Markus00000 (Developer)
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Maybe not for each type of computer. But depending on the input device and the version of "ioreg" the output might differ. And as I don't own all available Apple input devices and operating systems, I'm dependent on the help of users like you.

Dajonel
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Okay, well I'm glad I could help!

Jab47 Member IconComment+12
Jab47
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Working fine now. I like the percentages showing. One suggestion. If one is not using one of the devices (i.e. I don't have a trackpad) there should be a way to shut that symbol off.

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Version 1.1
Markus00000 (Developer)
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Agreed. As a first step, the new version doesn't show the superfluous percent sign in that case.

Jab47
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i may not have been clear in my suggestion. What I meant is if I don't have a trackpad then I'd like to eliminate the entire trackpad line and just show the keyboard and mouse lines.

Markus00000 (Developer)
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Yes, that was clear to me. The widget would have to resize itself then, depending on the number of connected devices. I'll keep it in mind but I am not sure when I'll tackle this.

David Shanoff Member IconComment+5
David Shanoff
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It's working fine now

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Version 1.1
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Downloads 13,607
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Date 06 Oct 2012
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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