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Old 03-22-2015, 11:53 PM   #1
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Is there a battery monitor that does not need a desktop or status bar?

Most of the battery monitor tools I see either are designed to fit in the status bar of a panel or require lots of dependencies to display. Is there any battery monitoring application that is independent of any desktop and requires few dependencies? This will be used on old laptops with lightweight desktops, such as TWM that lack a status bar panel. This application either displays information on how much battery is left, or preferably warns when the power supply is disconnected or power is low.
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You might want to have a look at these links:


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There is also cbatticon, which can send notification messages and shut down/hibernate/suspend the computer when a threshold is reached.
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I think on the lightweight setups the usual way to display status data (if Conky isn't used) is GKrellM:


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