Why isn't there any warning that my battery is about to die?

Asked by Endolith

I rarely run my laptop on batteries for very long, so whenever I do, I always forget to watch the meter and when the battery runs out, my computer just shuts down and loses all my unsaved data. This is infuriating. Is there any way to have Ubuntu warn me that the battery is going to run out soon? If so, why isn't this turned on by default?

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Clare So (cmso) said :

Do you have a "Battery Charge Monitor" in your panel? It warns you when the battery is about to run out.

To install the monitor:
(1) Left click on a empty area of a panel
(2) Select "Add to panel"
(3) A "Add to Panel" window pops up. Select "Battery Charge Monitor" from the menu

Hope this helps.


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Endolith (endolith) said :

No I don't, but I have "Power Manager 2.22.1", which seems to provide the same function, minus the battery warning.

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