Better Battery Management for Windows Vista and 7

Cribbed right off the download page:

BattCursor shows the remaining battery charge in percent directly under the mouse cursor, and offers many other battery-saving features, including dim down the display brightness when inactive, automatically disable the Windows Sidebar, Aero Glass and much more.
And the best part: It costs nothing, worth seeing 😉

BattCursor (no relation to the Caped Crusader) gives you a free method of managing your laptop’s battery usage that is so much better than the built-in “management” tools in Windows, you’ll wonder why Microsoft didn’t steal it think of it themselves.

The author’s native language is apparently German, but the translation is perfectly understandable in the application itself, and only mildly odd on the Web site.


By icesnake

Icesnake, known to Law Enforcement the world over as Rich Tietjens, retired from the US Army in 1992 and has spent the intervening years attempting to die with the most gadgets, and thus, win. To this end, he has written software both as a freelance programmer and a paid consultant, tested network products and built driver disks for Intel, operated a Web hosting service for ten years, built more personal computers than any sane man would ever want, collected seven cats, and finally settled down in Oregon as the Information Technology Training Coordinator (fancy talk for "help desk and PC tech") for a small manufacturing firm. Rich started playing Dungeons and Dragons in 1976 and has never given up the RPG habit, progressing through Diablo, Everquest, Asheron's Call, Diablo 2, and World of Warcraft. Most evenings you can find him on Trollbane-US playing his mage, Icesnake - who is an Engineer and is trying to collect all the cool gadgets in Greater Azeroth... And so it goes.

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