BatteryCare Changelog

What's new in BatteryCare

August 21st, 2018
  • Minor UI refresh on the Main window.
  • Fixed a bug with temperature alarms in Fahrenheit.

New in BatteryCare (October 7th, 2017)

  • New feature: Added new dynamic icons to the Quick Info PopUp window.
  • Fixed the Quick Info popup position when the taskbar was hidden.
  • Fixed a crash when using high DPI screen settings.
  • Fixed German translation.

New in BatteryCare (May 29th, 2017)

  • New feature: Added user defined CPU and HDD temperature alarms.

New in BatteryCare (February 3rd, 2017)

  • Fixed the notification icon text for high resolution displays (above 125% DPI)

New in BatteryCare (September 1st, 2016)

  • Correction in the notification panel. Users can now click in the actions when prompted.

New in BatteryCare (October 26th, 2015)

  • Performance optimizations.
  • Minor translation corrections.

New in BatteryCare (June 22nd, 2015)

  • New feature: CPU and HDD high temperature alarms.
  • Minor bug fixing.

New in BatteryCare (January 30th, 2015)

  • New interface design for the auto updater.
  • Minor bug fixing.
  • Fixed a language issue in German translation.

New in BatteryCare (October 20th, 2014)

  • New feature: In the settings panel it's now possible to reset all battery stats, useful when acquiring a new battery.
  • Miscellaneous code bug fixing.

New in BatteryCare (June 30th, 2014)

  • Translation corrections in the Settings Panel (French, German and Polish).
  • Miscellaneous code bug fixing.

New in BatteryCare (May 6th, 2014)

  • New feature: Charging Level notification. Example: Notify when the charging process reaches 80%. This is useful if the user wants to stop the charging process and remove the battery.
  • Settings panel layout tweaking.
  • Fixed some inconsistent language dialogs.

New in BatteryCare (March 3rd, 2014)

  • New feature: New notification windows with optional Full Screen overlay.
  • Statistical Time is now the default method to estimate the remaining time.
  • The battery remaining time is now always available in the Main Window and Popup Window.
  • Small interface refresh.

New in BatteryCare (October 28th, 2013)

  • New feature: Displays the CPU and HDD name and Min and Max temperatures when mouse hover the Popup and Main Window.
  • Improved Intel Core CPU temperature readings: New method allows to detect a wider range of new CPU models.
  • Bugfix: Running in Administrator mode from the settings, caused the program to shutdown after 3 days.

New in BatteryCare (May 27th, 2013)

  • New feature: The new version notification lists the main features included in the new release.
  • Improved Intel Core temperature readings: Now reads all cores and displays the highest one.
  • Quick power plan change tray menu header is now clickable.
  • Fixed language issues in some dialogs.
  • Bugfix: Tray icon not updating after long periods in battery mode.

New in BatteryCare (February 11th, 2013)

  • Bug fix: HDD temperature was not being displayed on some systems.
  • Bug fix: Statistical time calculation could be locked at 0:00 time.
  • Updated Intel CPU list, includes latest Q1'13 Intel Core i Series and also Celeron and Pentium CPUs.
  • Foreign language corrections.

New in BatteryCare (December 4th, 2012)

  • Quick Fix: CPU Temperature was not being displayed on some systems

New in BatteryCare (December 3rd, 2012)

  • Improved startup time, up to 4x faster now.
  • Improved estimated time algorithm, it's now more accurate.
  • Bugfix: In Windows 8, the remaining time to suspend was being incorrectly calculated.
  • Bugfix: The detailed stats were not being properly updated.
  • Bugfix: A crash occured when an external HDD was disconnected from USB.

New in BatteryCare (September 24th, 2012)

  • Improved temperature monitoring module: More CPUs and HDD are now supported.
  • Added credits text box in the About panel.
  • The program will now close existing intances at startup, in order to restore the hiding icon.
  • Minor visual tweaks, new context menu item: Link to Facebook page.
  • Major bugfixes and translation corrections.
  • Updated Intel CPU list, includes 3rd Gen Intel Core.

New in BatteryCare (July 9th, 2012)

  • New Feature: Audio Notifications. To activate go to "Settings-> Notifications".
  • File with Intel CPU Tjmax values updated.
  • Minor bugfixing.

New in BatteryCare (March 8th, 2012)

  • Quick-fix: CPU temperature readings for Intel Core i3 were reading higher than normal.
  • Quick-fix: An error window would popup when resuming from standby on some systems.
  • Quick-fix: In some systems the program would crash if it failed to obtain the HDD temperature.

New in BatteryCare (March 5th, 2012)

  • Improvement: New Internal Core Engine. Memory optimization for faster and more stable platform.
  • Fixed long term execution issues, such as icon disappearing or random errors after a few days.
  • Updated the Intel TJunction file, now all Intel Core/Atom/i (1st and 2nd gen) series CPUs are supported.
  • Fixed the popup quick info blinking bug.
  • Fixed bugs in CPU and HDD temperature reading.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the program to run twice after the auto-update.
  • Numerous under the hood bug fixes.

New in BatteryCare (December 9th, 2011)

  • Fixed a bug that caused the uninstall process to fail

New in BatteryCare (August 22nd, 2011)

  • Fixed a critical bug which caused a crash when shutting down the program with Windows XP.
  • Fixed a bug related to the power schemes numbering in Windows XP, which caused a crash.
  • Improved tutorial on how to perform a battery calibration, available on the website.

New in BatteryCare (May 13th, 2011)

  • Optimized startup time, it's now up to 50% faster.
  • Reduced Quickinfo Popup display delay, it's now snapier.
  • Updater will now install Major releases with the program Installer.
  • Fixed minor translation issues.

New in BatteryCare (March 8th, 2011)

  • Optimization in Service Pause/Resume with delayed activation, resulting in better performance.
  • Fixed compatibility issue with Granola software that caused a crash when hovering the cursor over the tray icon.
  • Fixed a memory leak bug that caused a crash after some hours of usage.

New in BatteryCare (December 6th, 2010)

  • Fixed a critical bug that crashed the program at startup.
  • Improved temperature reading mechanism for hard-drive.
  • Improved error report system.

New in BatteryCare (September 7th, 2010)

  • New languages: Czech, Dutch and Polish.
  • New settings panel.
  • Automatically disable the Windows Sidebar/Gadgets in battery mode.
  • It's now possible to bypass the UAC limitations and run always in Administrator mode.
  • 33% less memory consumption and reduced CPU usage.
  • Support for all Intel Core CPUs.

New in BatteryCare (September 2nd, 2010)

  • New feature: New settings panel with improved design and usability.
  • New feature: Automatically disable the Windows Sidebar / Gadgets in battery mode.
  • New feature: It's now possible to bypass the UAC limitations and run always in Administrator mode.
  • New feature: More settings configurable for even more customization.
  • New languages: Czech, Dutch and Polish.
  • Improvement: Better performance: 33% less memory consumption and reduced CPU usage.
  • Improvement: Full control over the discharge cycles statistics.
  • Improvement: Improvements in the service pausing/resuming system, it now prevents service resuming in battery mode.
  • Improvement: Full support for every Intel Core and Atom series, latest Core i Series included.
  • Improvement: New system for calculating the Intel CPU temperatures, based on an editable CSV file.
  • Improvement: Better support for large dpi fonts (120dpi), especially in the tray icon.
  • Extensive bug fixing and other light improvements.

New in BatteryCare (June 16th, 2010)

  • Bugfix: A crash could occur in systems with UAC activated.
  • Bugfix: HDD temperature reading reported non real values in some cases.

New in BatteryCare (March 31st, 2010)

  • Improvement: Statistical remaining estimation is now relative to the percentage at which the computer goes to sleep mode.
  • Improvement: New backup system for the program data files which allow a recovery in case of corrupted information.
  • Bugfix: A crash could occur in Windows XP systems with custom power plans.
  • Several other bugfixes.

New in BatteryCare (February 4th, 2010)

  • New feature: Hard Drive temperature reading.
  • New feature: Quick Info popup, Aero style, replacing the default tooltip.
  • New feature: Access to power plans switching with a left click tray menu.
  • New Languages: Danish, Italian and Russian.
  • Improvement: Main window and popup are now placed according to taskbar orientation and size.
  • Improvement: Better statistical time calculation thanks to correct standby/hibernate detection.
  • Improvement: It now shows the battery manufacturer and model name.
  • Improvement on the update process, no need to download an aux file.
  • Bugfix: Installer stalled at "extracting main files" on accounts with special characters.
  • Minor bugfixes and UI improvements.

New in BatteryCare (November 21st, 2009)

  • Quick fix: A crash occurred when setting the "hide energy icon" with UAC activated.
  • Quick fix: The current power plan in the tray menu was not refreshed if the plan changed outside the program

New in BatteryCare (November 20th, 2009)

  • New feature: Manual power plan change in the tray menu.
  • New feature: Launch the Windows Energy options in the tray menu.
  • New feature: User can hide the windows default energy icon.
  • New feature: Configurable low and critical battery level notifications.
  • Options panel rearranged.
  • Bugfix: Estimated time was reset to zero when the laptop was plugged in.
  • Bugfix: Updater was launched twice.

New in BatteryCare (September 29th, 2009)

  • Quick fix for temperature readings showing non real values with some old Intel CPUs

New in BatteryCare (September 28th, 2009)

  • New languages: German, French, Spanish, Turkish and Latvian.
  • New feature: New and improved error report system.
  • Added support for redundat (backup) update server.
  • Bugfix: Increased the maximum allowed value for the manual discharge cycles adjustment.
  • Bugfix: When the user confirms a full discharge, all registered percentages until that moment are reset.
  • Bugfix: Fixed temperature readings for the Intel Atom CPU (commonly used in NetBooks) and every 45nm CPU (Penryn).
  • Minor performance optimizations and bugfixes.

New in BatteryCare (August 21st, 2009)

  • Supported reading temperature in Fahrenheit degrees
  • Added new icons and new tray menu
  • Minor corrections and bugfixes

New in BatteryCare (August 10th, 2009)

  • NEW: Power plan automatic switching now supported in Windows XP.
  • NEW: The program now registers all the discharge cycles performed.
  • NEW: Statistical remaining time now avaliable to all comptuters.
  • Several modifications and bug fixes.

New in BatteryCare (July 17th, 2009)

  • Improvements in the CPU temperature readings, in Intel CPU's. Now it reads directly from the core.
  • Updater internationalization.
  • Minor corrections.