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I just discovered Ubuntu a few days ago and now upgraded to 11.10.

For the battery, I don't need it at all. I have no reason to give and does not want people to tell me "that's usefull", I think we should be able to remove it easily.

Thank a lot for your help.

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Do you have built in BlueTooth hardware? I can tell you how to disable the battery icon, but if you have built in bluetooth hardware then that's another story :). – RolandiXor Oct 13 '11 at 17:01
Yes, I have Bluetooth hardware, as I said in my post "I am able to open bluetooth in case I need it" ;-) Don't understand how that can interact with battery icon, but answer is "Yes". – Waza_Be Oct 13 '11 at 17:08
@Proete162: It has nothing to do with the battery icon, I just wanted to tackle both together. I'll get you an answer later tonight or tomorrow :). – RolandiXor Oct 13 '11 at 22:51
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You can remove the battery icon by removing the indicator-power package. You can do this by searching for it in the software center, or by executing this command:

sudo apt-get remove indicator-power

Then logging out and back in.

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Thank a lot for you help formatting my question and your answer. – Waza_Be Oct 14 '11 at 4:53

The following answer hides the bluetooth indicator. If you want to hide / disable power indicator, follow this First Answer

Alt+F2 and paste the following line:

gksu nautilus /etc/xdg/autostart

Search for bluetooth-applet.desktop and bluetooth-applet-unity.desktop files and delete them (I recommend you to backup them first).

Restart and that's all.

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How is this answer related to the question? The question is explicitly asking about removing the battery icon and the answer is about removing the bluetooth from the panel. – jokerdino Oct 18 '11 at 7:14
I think the question was about battery and bluetooth, but was edited just to be for battery indicator... I’ll edit the answer to clarify. Thank you! – 414v32 Oct 21 '11 at 2:51
Good answer. not always remove == uninstall. – bgs Jul 5 '13 at 19:56

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