I'm glad yellowiscool asked for this. Just today I was plugged into a very loose outlet at the library. With the power boxes on the floor it's very easy to pull the plug out of a loose one without noticing.
...BattCursorThanks @MilesAhead, that looks like it could be rather more useful than any laptop power system software that I have yet come across. I shall have to try it out now.
Edit: If you set the OSD to only show when on battery power then it's more obvious what's going on. If the battery is showing I know I lost my A/C.
Yes, I saw that setting - that's how I set it too.
The installation process for the latest available version (v1.2) was very tidy, but after install (I'm using Win8.1-64 PRO) I had to enable access permissions for BattCursor
to create and access C:\Users\[User]\AppData\Local\BattCursor
. It kept abending with an error otherwise when I tried to establish the operational settings. PITA.
It also abended after I had set it to auto-update for a newer or ß version. It abended at the point when it discovered v22.214.171.124
was available, but could not access the server to download it. So I disabled the auto-update. PITA.
So I tried registering on the discussion forum to leave a note about it (feedback always being useful to a developer), but the registration process kept crashing with a vague "serious error" message. I persisted however with some trial-and-error, and finally got verified registration - I think it may have been objecting to special characters (non-alphameric) in the password I was using - the rules for same seemed a bit ambiguous. However, after setting up my profile, when I tried to post a message on the forum as a registered/verified member, it crashed with the same "serious error" message, so I gave up at that point. I tried it using IE and
Firefox, but the result was the same in both cases. Looks like bad exception handling or something, on the server. PITA.Despite this, the software seems to work OK so far.
The change log history looks quite comprehensive and informative too - all nicely done.
I read on there that the forum server was being provided via a relatively new service supplier, so maybe they are having some teething troubles with it, or something. I shall try to post feedback again after a couple of days' elapsed time.