Windows 10 comes with lots of changes to the user interface. Most of them are intended to improve your interaction with the UI when you are using a touch screen. One such change is the new battery indicator which appears when you click the battery icon in the system tray. If you don't like it and want to have the old indicator like it was in Windows 7 and Windows 8, follows the steps in this article.
At the moment of this writing, Windows 10 has a working Registry tweak which, when applied, allows you to switch between the old and new battery indicator. If you are not happy with the battery applet, here is how you can get the old battery indicator and power applet in Windows 10 system tray.
Follow these steps:
- Open Registry Editor.
- Go to the following Registry key:
- Create a new 32-bit DWORD value named UseWin32BatteryFlyout and set its value to 1.
- Sign out and log in back to your Windows account. Actually, for many users this tweak works instantly, so try to click the battery systray icon first.