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Why can't my laptop say "plug me in!" on low battery?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Al Dykes, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. Al Dykes

    Al Dykes Flightless Bird

    Has anyone come up with a hack to make W7 play a user-created bit of
    sound when the battery triggers the low-on-power event?

    By default, it's the same beep as a bunch of other events and if I'm
    focused on something or have my back turned on the machine, I can miss
    it until it's too late.

    --
    Al Dykes
    News is something someone wants to suppress, everything else is advertising.
    - Lord Northcliffe, publisher of the Daily Mail
     
  2. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 06 Sep 2010, adykes@panix.com (Al Dykes) wrote in
    alt.windows7.general:

    > Has anyone come up with a hack to make W7 play a user-created bit
    > of sound when the battery triggers the low-on-power event?
    >
    > By default, it's the same beep as a bunch of other events and if
    > I'm focused on something or have my back turned on the machine, I
    > can miss it until it's too late.


    If you don't like the default, change it in Control Panel. It doesn't
    require a hack.
     
  3. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Navigate to "Low battery alarm" in Sounds, and change it. If you don't
    want to use any prerecorded bits that you find, you have to record your
    own.

    On 9/6/2010 8:07 AM, Al Dykes wrote:
    > Has anyone come up with a hack to make W7 play a user-created bit of
    > sound when the battery triggers the low-on-power event?
    >
    > By default, it's the same beep as a bunch of other events and if I'm
    > focused on something or have my back turned on the machine, I can miss
    > it until it's too late.
    >
     
  4. Al Dykes

    Al Dykes Flightless Bird

    In article <3C7ho.44818$1v3.28074@newsfe20.iad>,
    Bob I <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >Navigate to "Low battery alarm" in Sounds, and change it. If you don't
    >want to use any prerecorded bits that you find, you have to record your
    >own.
    >




    Thanks. Silly me, I looked in Power option.

    --
    Al Dykes
    News is something someone wants to suppress, everything else is advertising.
    - Lord Northcliffe, publisher of the Daily Mail
     
  5. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    On 9/6/2010 1:51 PM, Al Dykes wrote:
    > In article<3C7ho.44818$1v3.28074@newsfe20.iad>,
    > Bob I<birelan@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >> Navigate to "Low battery alarm" in Sounds, and change it. If you don't
    >> want to use any prerecorded bits that you find, you have to record your
    >> own.
    >>

    >
    >
    >
    > Thanks. Silly me, I looked in Power option.
    >


    You're welcome, you may also notice there is a "Critical battery alarm"
    sound setting.
     

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