Handy program for monitoring Laptop battery levels
Been looking for something like this for ages, infact I posted a thread over 2 years ago asking the very question (http://www.edugeek.net/forums/how-do...y-monitor.html) and evaluated all sorts of programs along the way, but all the other ones I've looked at have been naff. Because we hide the system tray on our student machines they don't get the battery warnings on laptops or any ability to check the battery level, however this handy program solves that problem very nicely - why can't windows have this built in!
Osiris Development - BatteryBar, the most accurate battery meter for Windows
This runs in its basic form as freeware, but there is a pro version you can buy that does all sorts of other fancy things - unfortunitely its biggest downfall is the students can activate the 30day trial of the pro version, but because we run mandatory profiles here that resets itself when they logoff as the settings file is stored in the profile. I'm sure some students will fiddle, but none of the settings are saved, a small price to pay for the fact that it does exactly what I need it to and exactly what staff have been asking for for ages.
Hope someone else finds it useful.
Also I've packaged this as an MSI if anyone wants it let me know :)