I don't have the battery/AC icon turned on because, for the most part, there's no reason for it to be there - I typically get cord-free 5 or so hours at a time, so it seems redundant.

Still, occasionally my laptop will just turn off due to the battery having been depleted.

So, I was wondering if it's possible to have some sort of "Warning, battery is at 1%!" notification in, say, notification center or via Growl?

Currently I just type "pmset -g batt" in the terminal, which I generally have open anyway, to get my estimation. But I would like a more automatic method of doing this, if at all possible.

  • What's wrong with the default system alerts which appear on low battery?
    – Gerry
    Sep 27, 2012 at 16:43
  • I didn't know there was an alert. Right now the only "alert" I get is that my laptop goes to sleep, no warning before hand.
    – Zrb0529
    Sep 27, 2012 at 17:30
  • @Zrb0529 There's an alert that says "The computer will go to sleep soon to preserve the contents of memory. Please plug in." or some such; for me, it shows up when I get to about 7%.
    – Cajunluke
    Sep 27, 2012 at 17:42
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    Huh. I suppose I somehow turned it off? Any idea where I can turn it back on?
    – Zrb0529
    Sep 27, 2012 at 17:44
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    That's odd. It should.
    – Gerry
    Sep 27, 2012 at 21:17


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