planningcig
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I don't have a battery indicator in Win 8 Dev preview 1... is that normal?

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I am using a 2013 MBA running latest fusion and there is no battery indicator in the classic view of windows 8.1 dev preview. is that normal? i am running windows in full screen, and would like to be able to check my battery status without doing anything. thx!

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MarAndreas
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Actually, there's an option for that.

See Show the Mac Power Supply Status in the Virtual Machine in the VMware Fusion documentation.

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planningcig
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Thanks Julien! Smiley Wink

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MarAndreas
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Actually, there's an option for that.

See Show the Mac Power Supply Status in the Virtual Machine in the VMware Fusion documentation.

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changhai
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julienvarela  and planninggcig,



I do not think you have the correct understanding.


The Power/battery status might be passed to VM with the steps below.


1. Go to VM > Settings > Advanced

2.  checked "Pass power status to VM"

3.  relaunch your VM which will be shown on the right-bottom of taskbar.



Best Regards,

changhai

changhai
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Oh. Thanks you MarAndreas, I am a little late to post after you.

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julienvarela
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oh sorry for the misunderstanding.

Regards,

Julien.

Regards, J.Varela http://vthink.fr
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planningcig
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yet doing that (passing power state to windows) does nothing good for me. I still don't see anywhere what the level of my battery is. in device manager, there is a ms battery device from 2006, but nothing in the dock tray. So do i have to install a widget or something like that? and if so, anyone know a good one? I don't trust any of the stuff you see if you google battery widget. Well, thx all for your help!

After a few reboots, I now get it! thx all, all is well...

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