Create Custom Alerts with Battery Monitor for Ubuntu

Battery Monitor is designed for those of us who would like to receive more informative notifications about our battery’s status other than “battery low” or “battery critically low”.

With this latest version 0.5 release, Battery Monitor does not only show help you get desktop notifications, it also allows you to create custom battery notification alerts at custom time intervals as well.

Set custom notifications for yourself up to three times. In my opinion, that’s one too many times. The GitHub page explains how to use the settings:

search for Battery Monitor GUI in your menu entries. Then click on it and you will see a new window. Now adjust your settings and save it. Your adjustment will be in action after next reboot.

Battery Monitor is also now a lot friendlier to your system’s battery and has support for all versions of Ubuntu upwards of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It is Open Source and its source code is available on GitHub.

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Enter the following commands into your terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maateen/battery-monitor -y
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install battery-monitor -y

If you would like to be a beta tester then run the following instead:

wget https://github.com/maateen/battery-monitor/archive/devel.zip
unzip devel.zip
cd battery-monitor-devel
sudo make install

Battery Monitor is a handy app and I find it useful for times I get engrossed in my work forgetting that my laptop doesn’t run on infinite energy. After giving it a try come back and tell us about your experience.

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Lamin Kanteh
Lamin loves smartphones and was introduced to the world of mobile devices with Android. Ubuntu is new to him, but he is enjoying writing about it so far.

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