Quick Tip: View Battery Percentage on Ubuntu 20.04 Top Panel

This simple tip shows how to display the battery percentage in the system tray area on the top panel of Ubuntu 20.04 on the default Gnome desktop.

Quick Tip: View Battery Percentage on Ubuntu 20.04 Top Panel

Single command to display battery percentage:

Those familiar with Linux commands can do this with a single command.

Press Ctrl + Alt + T to open the terminal, copy the command (Ctrl + C) and paste it into the terminal (Ctrl + Shift + V) to run it.

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface show-battery-percentage true

Quick Tip: View Battery Percentage on Ubuntu 20.04 Top Panel

Using graphical tools: Gnome Tweaks

Search and install Gnome Tweaks from Ubuntu software.

Quick Tip: View Battery Percentage on Ubuntu 20.04 Top Panel

Or run the command in the terminal to install Gnome Tweaks:

sudo apt install gnome-tweaks

Once installed, launch the tool, go to the top bar in the left pane, and finally turn on Battery Percentage.

Quick Tip: View Battery Percentage on Ubuntu 20.04 Top Panel

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