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Indicator Battery by DanRabbit Indicator Battery by DanRabbit
Just a rough of what the Battery indicator might be like in Luna +1.

I'm open to suggestions about what/how it should appear.
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Nachosaurio Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
It should appear iPod, iPad, Kindle, Android Smartphones, Tablets, eBooks and that is all, I like this concept. 
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FelixAkk Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Oooh this is a cool concept. Integrating the battery info of peripherals. This reminds me of this idea I once had to integrate the reception of your phone when using it tethered as your internet source, and showing it as the wireless strength, instead of just using th icon of a ethernet connection. Perhaps something for when there is Android/iOS integration with elementary.

Further I quite agree with the common comments made below.
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EricEinar Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I think would look more practical with a progress bar in each one :) that will save more space
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jxtreme42 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Ugh those icons...use color more sparingly man. Monochrome.

And I wonder if you should just axe the percent. What people want to know is how much time is left till empty/charged. The percent is pretty meaningless.
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elgregorPL Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Icons? For me these are OK, but it depends on a taste. They are mostly monochrome, with colored elements.

I want to know percents too, because time depends on what I am doing now and what I will be doing. Gaming drains battery a LOT faster than standby.
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xxxxiangxxxx Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
I dislike the mouse icon too. In light of the recent Samsung/Apple court battle, I think Elementary should stay away from Apple UI elements and icons as much as possible.
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Eurux Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
I dislike the mouse icon.
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lsrline Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Perhaps something more like your Indicator Sound at [link] where you have mono color icons that are more simple as well as the volume bar would be modified for the charge level instead and perhaps the color would turn from gray to red if it's under say 10%?
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davbren Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Looks great Dan! I would say that for consistency's sake you may want to specify the PC in there. I know it may *seem* obvious, and it sorta is, but I'm just thinking from an accuracy point of view.
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Tristan128 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
I like it. It'd be cool to see the battery status of connected devices.

One feature I'd love to see would be smarter battery life estimation. Ever unplug a laptop, then click the battery icon and see that it'll last for nine hours? Then you wait for five minutes and check again, it's 4.5 hours? I know for a fact that my laptop's battery lasts 2.5 hours, and if the indicator would simply remember how long the battery typically lasted, the estimations would stop being so useless.

Also, how about different power modes? Power Saver, Normal, Performance? Power saver might have a lower screen brightness, lower cpu scaling and less idle time before the screen turns off. Normal would be... normal. Performance might have higher cpu scaling. There are a number of power saving and performance increasing options that are usually only accessible via the command line, it'd be nice to have a graphical interface for them.

Then again, this might be feature creep. :shrug:

tl;dr I love it.
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den-animal Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
it seems you turn font hinting off for all your mock ups. is it intended to be turned off by default in luna?
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DanRabbit Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
It's just Inkscape. If you know a way to do better font hinting in Inkscape I'd love to know haha :)
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elix000 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
I know that the Elementary crew don`t like the dark theme of elementary but for saving battery life on my laptop, i always choose the most darkest theme. Personally i think dark theme should be an option in the battery indicator.

Sorry for my English.
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davbren Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Yh Dude, total myth to be honest. It's still backlight by the same amount. If you turn the backlight off (most laptops have this function) you can still see the picture on the screen faintly. It makes no difference which theme you have.
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DanRabbit Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
While this used to be true of old CRT monitors, LCD screens actually consume the same amount of power no matter what color they display. So an all-black screen uses the same amount of power as an all-white screen :p
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ArturoIlhuitemoc Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
As far as I know, darker colors don't reduce energy usage (at least not with an LCD screen).
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pseudonym-v Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Great! Here's hoping it can be done.
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Seahorsepip Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Seeing the battery level of my connected devices would be amazing!
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aldomann Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yep, it would be spectacular to see a the real amount of energy of the devices batteries; something more graphical.
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moeenn Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Exactly. An indicator progressbar would be great.
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Anubeon Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
I second (or fourth) that! :-)
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ArturoIlhuitemoc Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Well, the battery level is shown in the battery icon...
But I agree with you all. A bar would be better.
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daddeddad Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Looks good. I think it should be clearer what is charging and what is not. One could separate devices based on activity or make even clearer icons. And as it is I have no idea what device is plugged in and is 100% charged.

But, two thumbs up.
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Anubeon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
O_o. Nice! Cean and iconey.

I doubt very much that my Logitech wireless mouse's battery status will appear though, bloody proprietary battery reporting standard (or whatever the reason is). :-\
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DanRabbit Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
It should already show mouse and phone charging status in the battery indicator.
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Anubeon Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Not for my Logitech Anywhere MX, or my Logitech VX Nano before it. They've never shown up in the battery indicator. I'm given to understand that it's got something to do with Logitech's proprietary ways but I could have got the wrong end of the stick?
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DanRabbit Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Ah bummer :/
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Anubeon Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Indeed it is. I should probably investigate this though. It's been a while since I last checked, and there could well be a workaround or fix out there. Fingers crossed there is one.
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MegaManZeroFan Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
is it possible to see the mouse battery?
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bimsebasse Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Too iconey? (it's a word!)
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edrp96 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Pretty cool!
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theRealPadster Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I like it.
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