Ubuntu 14.04 Tip: Show Battery Percentage & Time Remaining On Panel

July 17, 2014

Show battery percentage and time remaining

This quick tip is going to show you how to display your laptop’s battery percentage and time remaining to Ubuntu 14.04 panel. So that your system tray area battery icon will look like this:

Ubuntu 14.04 show battery percentage and time remaining

This can be done easily by doing a little changes through dconf Editor, install it via Software Center if you don’t find it in application menu or Unity dash.

1. Open dconf Editor. On the left side, navigate to com -> canonical -> indicator -> power.

2. Check the boxes that say “show-time” and “show-percentage” on the right.

dconf editor battery settings

That’s it. The changes take effect immediately.

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One response to Ubuntu 14.04 Tip: Show Battery Percentage & Time Remaining On Panel

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