I just spend almost all my time on the desktop (where the battery icon shows)... that and I charge the tablet every other day whether it needs it or not, or daily if I used it heavily, and that works pretty well.
I don't understand why phones, tablets, and what not seemingly don't default to a % view. And not this circle crap. Or number within a battery icon. Give me just a number and a % behind it and I'll die a happy man.
yeah surface has many flaws.. to be honest.. its really a little weird... like and oxymoron.. they were so precise when trying to best ipads hardware.. looks and ergonomics... everything.... and then... bam, no % and no drawing in touch based Onenote... just wtf..
No CAPACITIVE drawing in touch based onenote. Wacom and Sony stylus's work perfectly fine in the modernui mode for onenote. Also you can fullscreen the desktop version of one-note and it looks the same while supporting touch based drawing without a stylus.
I did a crude app that is countdown timer for your battery % apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/battery-level-live-tile/519ce2be-0433-4dcc-a830-5982f9934799
There no battery api currently, you have think outside the sandbox. It has an advanced option to create a scheduled task that drops the real battery percentage to the app's local storage which works on surface RT. Im crossing my fingers it does not get pulled from the store
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