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I can view power statistics on my laptop by clicking the battery icon in the indicator applet.

How can I access this screen on a desktop computer?

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The program is called gnome-power-statistics. You can launch it from terminal or by hitting Alt+F2 and then type gnome-power-statistics.

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While your answer isn't incorrect, this app seems to be useless on a desktop. Here's what mine looked like. –  Oli Feb 2 '11 at 0:07
    
Mine did this too until I clicked Processor. –  ændrük Feb 2 '11 at 2:42
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