The Battery Icon On/Off Switch in Ubuntu

By Lowell Heddings on November 7th, 2006

When you are using a laptop with Ubuntu, you will probably see a battery icon near the clock, or a power plug icon if you have it plugged in:

You may not want the power plug icon to show up when you have the computer plugged in, or you may have a misconfigured installation where it always shows up. Either way, it’s a simple change.

Navigate to System \ Preferences \ Power Management

Here you can set when the battery/power icon will be displayed.

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 11/7/06
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