Ubuntu – Ubuntu MATE battery indicator


By default Ubuntu MATE battery indicator shows remaining time and percentage only when you hover on the battery icon.Otherwise it doesn't show any numbers:

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Is it possible to make it behave like the Unity battery indicator which shows remaining time and percentage without hover or click.

Best Answer

I could not make it behave exactly like the unity battery indicator, but I've found a solution that is, at least for me, enough.

  • Right click on the panel.
  • Click on "Add to Panel..."
  • Select "Battery Charge Monitor"
  • Click on "Add"

Another battery icon should appear. Right click on it.

  • Click on "Preferences"
  • Select: "Show time/percentage:"
  • Close.

This should do it.