Mostly as a reminder to myself, here’s how to show remaining battery time in the Battery Monitor widget shipped with KDE Software Compilation >= 4.3:
- Right click on the battery and choose “Battery Monitor Settings”
- Enable “Show charge information” and click on “OK”
- Quit plasma-desktop with the command
~/.kde4/share/config/plasma-desktop-appletsrcin your favorite text editor (some distributions use other paths, for example
- Search for the term
and add the following line directly below it:
- Start plasma-desktop again
You may disable “Show charge information” now if you want.
Note that I do not want a flame war here about if this should be the default setting/configurable in the GUI – it’s been discussed before, and complaining here won’t make any difference.