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
    Commented Nov 25, 2018 at 11:39
  • same for me, lost some work today
    – ipolevoy
    Commented Dec 13, 2018 at 17:23
  • Related Unix Stack Exchange question: unix.stackexchange.com/questions/60778/… Commented 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.

  • This didn't help me. The settings are exactly as specified in the article, but it doesn't seem to be doing what it's supposed to. The laptop just suddenly dies (shutdown?). It's a brand new machine. Commented May 23 at 13:39

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