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I am just wondering..... Why is there no battery icon? It's hard to work without any battery status around.

I am using Maverick, and the GNOME3 files came from git.

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closed as too localized by Bruno Pereira, jrg, Marco Ceppi Dec 5 '11 at 16:53

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Try going to "Power Management" and over to the "General" tab, and make sure something other than "Never display an icon" is chosen.

Power Management Window

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gnome-shell doesn't use the notification area applet any more, so the preferences in that old GNOME 2 dialog won't have any effect as long as you're running gnome-shell rather than gnome-panel. The control center is being rewritten for GNOME 3, and the plan for gnome-shell is certainly to have a battery indicator, so I'd imagine it just hasn't been implemented yet: live.gnome.org/GnomeShell/Design/Guidelines/SystemStatus/… –  scottishwildcat Feb 18 '11 at 0:55
    
That probably applies to unity as well which also has no notification area –  robin0800 Feb 18 '11 at 23:50
    
it doesn't use it in the standard way, but icons still show up. I can test this to confirm, but this fix might work –  RolandiXor Feb 18 '11 at 23:53
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