Archives For November 30, 1999

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This quick tip shows how to display the battery percentage in the top panel system tray area in Ubuntu 20.04 with the default Gnome desktop.

Single command to show battery percentage:

For those familiar with Linux commands, this can be done via a single command.

Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, copy the command (Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+Shift+V) into terminal and hit run:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface show-battery-percentage true

Using graphical tool: Gnome Tweaks

Search for and install Gnome Tweaks from Ubuntu Software.

or install Gnome Tweaks by running command in terminal:

sudo apt install gnome-tweaks

Once installed, launch the tool and navigate to Top Bar in the left pane, and finally toggle on “Battery Percentage”.

gnome shell

This quick tutorial will show Ubuntu beginners how to show or hide the battery percentage in Ubuntu 18.04 top-right system tray.

I’ve already written about this while the default System Settings utility does not have an option for the function. And in Ubuntu 18.04 you can do it easily via Gnome Tweaks tool.

1. Gnome Tweaks is one of my must-have applications, specially for configuring Gnome 3 desktop.

To install it, search for and install ‘Gnome Tweaks’ in Ubuntu Software:

2. Then launch the tool, navigate to Top Bar settings page. There you can see the option for turning on / off battery percentage.

That’s it. Enjoy!