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What is the fastest way to use touch to see battery level on a Windows 8 Surface tablet? Currently it seems that I have to go to the lock screen to see battery level, but that is quite a bit of effort to get to and return from. Is there a better way?

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Swipe in from the right to access the Charms. It will be in the bottom left next to the time.

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That is fantastic! Quick swipe to see battery, signal strength, and time. Quick swipe again to make it go away. – GaTechThomas Oct 29 '12 at 14:36
    
Only problem is it doesn't seem to tell you if it's charging and its percentage as a number, even if you try to tap it. – hippietrail Jul 1 '15 at 5:36

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