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#1 2020-09-28 19:26:28

Citysurvivor
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How to change the battery level icons of XFCE power manger?

Hey guys, Linux newb making his first post here:

My Lunbutu 18.04 (LXDE) system uses XFCE 1.6.1 as its power manager, and I want to change the battery icons. The default "battery discharging" icon makes it look like my system has full battery, even though it's at 77% right now.

Where are XFCE power manager icons located? Will replacing these default icons with my own do the trick?

Thanks

Last edited by Citysurvivor (2020-09-28 19:31:33)


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#2 2020-09-28 23:30:40

ToZ
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Re: How to change the battery level icons of XFCE power manger?

Hello and welcome.

xfce4-power-manager gets the icon names from upower. Try:

upower -d

...to see. There aren't many steps there, maybe 3 or 4.

The battery plugin offers more steps (it uses a progress bar).

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#3 2020-09-29 19:58:48

Citysurvivor
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Re: How to change the battery level icons of XFCE power manger?

ToZ wrote:

Hello and welcome.

xfce4-power-manager gets the icon names from upower. Try:

upower -d

...to see. There aren't many steps there, maybe 3 or 4.

The battery plugin offers more steps (it uses a progress bar).

I tried that upower command and was a bit confused by how I would change the icons from there. But I tried the battery plugin and really liked the progress bar, so messing around with upower might not be necessary if I can fix a new problem that has just come up:

Is it possible to remove the old power-manager icon? After installing the battery plugin, my taskbar now has two battery status indicators, which is redundant. (I could probably get used to it, but I would prefer to get the extra indicator off my tiny 1024 x 600 display.)

Thanks for your help.


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#4 2020-09-29 23:10:42

ToZ
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Re: How to change the battery level icons of XFCE power manger?

Citysurvivor wrote:

I tried that upower command and was a bit confused by how I would change the icons from there.

You won't use upower to change the icon - it will just show you which icon is being used. It was meant as an FYI.

Is it possible to remove the old power-manager icon?

Right-click it, and select Remove.

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#5 2020-09-30 01:48:56

Citysurvivor
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Re: How to change the battery level icons of XFCE power manger?

ToZ wrote:
Citysurvivor wrote:

I tried that upower command and was a bit confused by how I would change the icons from there.

You won't use upower to change the icon - it will just show you which icon is being used. It was meant as an FYI.

Is it possible to remove the old power-manager icon?

Right-click it, and select Remove.

The remove option doesn't show up in the right click menu, but I found another way. Had to go into the taskbar/panel settings and remove it there. The issue is resolved now, but thank you anyway for your help! The new battery plugin you suggested is much better.

Last edited by Citysurvivor (2020-09-30 01:49:16)


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