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Windows 7: Keyboard Shortcut for Battery Meter

📅 2011-Jun-11 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 📚 Archive

 

Problem

In Windows 7, I typically hide all the system tray icons, including the battery meter of the laptop. These are information which I want to see when I want to and not constantly hog the display and my attention. So, if the battery meter is hidden away inside the system tray, how to see the battery meter when I want to without using the mouse?

Solution

There does not seem to be any keyboard shortcut for the battery meter. However, Windows 7 has a super-useful Windows Mobility Center dialog that is enabled on laptops. It displays the battery meter and a few other statuses.

The keyboard shortcut to bring up this dialog is Win+X. Press Esc or Win+X to dismiss the dialog once you have noted your battery level.