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How to optimize elementary OS for maximal battery life time on laptops?

Which setup, tools and customization can optimise elementary OS towards achieving maximal battery life time on laptops?
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How can I fix the battery icon? [closed]

The battery icon doesn't change with the time. I never know when my battery is near to finish. Even if I plug in the energy, the icon doesn't change.
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Battery Percentage (%) Indicator on menu bar does not show 100% when fully charged

When I switched to elementary OS last week I noticed my battery indicator stops at 90%. How can I fix this? How do I know if this is an elementary issue or other distributions too? Because even ...
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Battery percentage not accurate at all

I've recently installed elementary OS Juno on a laptop and it seems like the way it discharges (according to Elementary) is extremely inaccurate. I'll charge the laptop, unplug it, it'll go alright ...
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How can I make the panel display a battery estimate for both batteries?

Is there a way to detect whether the internal battery or the external battery is being used first? How do I force elementary OS to use external battery first? I don't want the internal battery to be ...
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Why my laptop battery is discharged so fast with Elementary OS?

I constantly have problems with my battery because it discharges very fast. This problem only occurs in elementary OS. In Windows 8 the management of the battery is much better. I have already ...
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Suspend instead of shutdown on critical battery level?

By default, the battery notification says that shutdown is imminent at about 3% . Can the laptop be made to suspend at this point instead of shutting down? UPDATE: After finding this answer, I see ...
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elementary OS Loki - Horrible battery life

Well, i have to say, the battery life from my Acer laptop while using elementary OS is horrible, while on full charge, it says it has around 2~3h to discharge, while using Debian without tlp, laptop-...
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Battery always says 0% [closed]

I'm using a fresh install of Loki 64bit on an Asus UX32VD. The battery always shows 0% and I get a "find your charger now!" message when I disconnect the laptop from the charger. WHen I click the ...
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Says laptop battery is 100% but its not completely

Hi the wingpanel indicator says the battery is 100% charged. When i click on to the battery statistics it shows that it is just shy of being full but is no longer charging and is labeled as charged. ...
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Elementary OS is draining my battery

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T430, and I just installed Elementary OS a week ago. Since I've been trying it with no charger I've seen how my battery level is reducing almost every three minutes. I ...
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Battery consumption

Elementary OS is installed on my hard disk drive. All the Debian based Linux distros I have tried out, including Elementary have one common issue - the battery consumption is huge, compared to the ...
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elementary OS doesn't reconize my computer as Laptop. OS thinks I have a Desktop

I've recently install elementary OS Loki. In general it works fine except for one major thing. OS is not recognizing my computer as laptop, it recognizes my computer as desktop. For instance, I doesn'...
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Battery information in Loki?

In Freya there was a pretty good battery manager, is it possible to use the same program in Loki? UPD: the question is about this program (screenshot from home PC with UPS):
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Set level of battery notification in Loki

By default the notification for low battery is at 10% The critically low notification is at about 3% and the imminent shutdown notification comes immediately after. I find these levels to be too low....
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Battery icon not updating [closed]

The battery icon on the panel only changes when I restart or log-out then log back in. For example, my battery is low at 15%, however, the icon indicates its at 79%, which was the percentage when I ...
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Power usage NVIDIA on Juno

I noticed that after upgrading from Loki to Juno my battery life was severally decreased. I have a Dell XPS 9550 with a NVIDI GeForce(R) GTX 960M. I've installed tlp and tlp-rdw I've addded the ...
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Dim screen with battery indicator and mousewheel on elementary os

I know that on my other ubuntu installations (kubuntu, lubuntu, xubuntu and mint) there was this neat little tweak on by default where when my cursor is hovering the battery indicator icon, i could ...
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Wireless not working on Lenovo G50-45

Primeramente los felicito en la realización de gran SO. He instalado en una portátil (laptop) lenovo G50-45 de un amigo, y tengo problema con el wireless, conecto el wiffi y dura como máximo 15 ...
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Battery low and full nothing notification

How to make notification when battery is low 15%-10% and how to make notification when battery already full in charge? Thanks in advance.
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Battery not detected on Live Juno

I would love to switch to elementaryOS Juno, so I tried a live version on USB. Unfortunately, it seems like eOS doesn't detect my battery, so I don't have a battery icon and I don't have battery ...
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How to improve battery life on MBP 2015?

I really like elementary os, i installed it on my 15" MBP 2015 -- however the battery life is pretty bad. I get about 3 hours maximum if i'm lucky -- this is much less than the 10 hours i'm used to on ...
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Battery icon is missing from top wingpanel

Just like what the title said. I dual booted elementary OS Loki and realized that the battery icon has gone missing... I've tried reinstalling everything, but it still does not show up. I'm using a ...
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Why not create a battery manager? [closed]

Why not create a battery manager? The battery with the elementary lasts half as long as with Windows 10. create a battery manager like Windows, to save battery ... would be the first linux to do thiss....
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no battery indicator in my statue bar and also there is no battery folder [closed]

greetings from China.I am using Hasee K540D i5-D2 which includes i5-4210M nVidia GT940M/Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Mobile Intel® HM86 Chipset I've install elemntary OS freya for a while and ...
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elementary OS Freya System Crashes [closed]

My computer is running elementary OS freya , but after working for some time my computer freezes. I can move the cursor all right but when I click on anything it does not respond. if i shut down my ...
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Battery Indicator not working

I am having problems with the battery indicator. If i have no moes plugged i, it does not even appear on the top bar. When i connect a mouse, it appears, but the icon never changes, and the percentage ...
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Unexpected Shutdown

Today and before have encountered unexpected shutdown. My laptop have a new battery, because the old one died, but this also happened to me with this. I see that this happen to me when the system ...
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Battery draining faster after installing Juno

Since I've upgraded to Juno. My battery is draining faster than ever. Usually, my laptop stays on for 4 hrs with 100% Charge now it's reduced to 2 hrs.
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Poor battery life on ThinkPad T420

I recently tried to use elementary OS on my ThinkPad T420. Most of the hardware worked just fine out of the box: wifi, sound, graphics, etc. However, battery life on elementary OS has been very, very ...
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How To Improve Laptop Power Efficiency

I wondering what commands can be used to make the system as smooth and battery saving as possible. Similar to how XFCE is in Antergos or Manjaro.
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Any app to turn off screen of a laptop?

Complete newbie here, just installed EOS for its aesthetics, it's one great looking OS, I have always been using the screen off software to turn off my screen in windows os, is there a app like that ...
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Is it possible to show both percentage and remaining battery life on wingpanel?

In Freya it is possible to show either remaining battery life (in hours:minutes) or percentage. How to do the same thing (show both percentage and remaining time) in Loki?
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Battery Indicator only show 70% during charging

The Battery Percentage Indicator on the menu bar only show 70% when charging. Is there something wrong with that? Or is the developer decide to make it 70% for charging default?
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Help with small annying bugs

Moved to Elementary from Pop_!OS and I love the design and thought put into this OS. It's a real art both in code and in design, thank you eOS team:). I'm using a 2018 Razer blade 15 and I do ...
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Battery not detected on Juno

I installed Juno on my Acer Switch and the battery is not detected. When I run tlp-stat it shows me: +++ Battery Status /sys/class/power_supply/BAT1/manufacturer = 0000000000000000 /...
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Blinking power light, unable to boot from battery

Installed yesterday and cant boot without power cable. Power light just keeps blinking indefinitely. Any thoughts? Thanks
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Gala and Xorg high CPU usage on Lenovo X220 [closed]

Gala and Xorg are always above 13%, even if there are no other windows except Terminator. It drains the laptop's battery and keeps the laptop's cooler always on. I can't remember when I first noticed ...
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Power Settings limited

Elementary OS is better than sliced bread but there are just a few small niggles one of them is that the power settings are consistent between charge and battery when it would make sense to separate ...
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How to increase battery performance? [duplicate]

I am using elementary OS 0.4 Loki on my LENOVO ThinkPad Edge E125. Everything is fine except battery performance. The battery lasts hardly 1 hour what was previously almost 3 hours. What should I do?
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Battery life Loki [duplicate]

I just installed Elementary OS Loki on my laptop. I love the OS, however my battery drains very fast. On a full charge, I only have have an hour of 3 to go. My previous installation of Elementary (...
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How to make elementary OS use less battery? [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 laptop, with Intel Core i5 3210m AMD Radeon HD 7670 graphics SSD drive I remember from the times I still dual booted Windows 7 that the battery life sometimes ...
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My laptop not charging after 60% [duplicate]

Recently i installed freya. my laptop (Lenovo G50-80) is not charging after 60%. Then i installed windows But in windows working fine without any power management s/w. Then i again install freya (...