This question might seem very basic. I am new to Ubuntu (recently moved from Windows). I am using Ubuntu 18.04 and it doesn't show warning when my battery is low, instead laptop automatically turns off. There is a battery icon that shows current status, but no warning message when battery gets low.

It would be great if I could find a way within Ubuntu options, if not then please suggest any any third party package.

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    I have the same issue, @arsalan. The device just shuts down, without a warning. The icon is there, but of course I'm not checking that all the time.
    – Alex
    Nov 25, 2018 at 11:39
  • same for me, lost some work today
    – ipolevoy
    Dec 13, 2018 at 17:23
  • Related Unix Stack Exchange question: unix.stackexchange.com/questions/60778/… Oct 27, 2020 at 17:18

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This article details how to use dconf editor to alter the low battery behaviors. You can see if somehow your settings are non-default or not to your liking.

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