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View Extra Battery Details in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, Option-click the Battery icon in the menu bar to show the battery's current condition - Normal is good. Other messages might read Replace Soon, Replace Now, Check Battery, or Service Battery. Choosing the message opens a Mac Help document with more information.

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TinkerTool 4.9

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Marcel Bresink has released TinkerTool 4.9, updating his under-the-hood customization system utility to support OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. The new release also adds a setting to disable the rubber band effect that occurs when scrolling beyond the end of a view in both Mountain Lion and 10.7 Lion, adds a setting to prevent unused applications from quitting automatically under Mountain Lion and Lion (covered more in depth by Matt Neuburg’s “Mountain Lion is (Still) a Quitter,” 2 August 2012), and enables TinkerTool’s icon to be replaced using the Finder. (Free, 1.8 MB, release notes)

 

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