In previous Ubuntu releases, the power menu has been hidden by default when the computer is fully charged. I'd like to see this continue for Ubuntu 11.10. gnome-power-manager includes a setting for when the Gnome Shell version of the battery menu should be shown. indicator-power should respect this setting but at the moment it appears to be ignored.
1. Run this command to set the power menu to hide when the laptop is fully charged.
gsettings set org.gnome.power-manager icon-policy charge
2. With a fully charged laptop, the menu should be hidden. Unplugging the laptop should cause the menu to appear and plugging the laptop back in should cause the menu to hide again (after the laptop is fully charged).
<https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Power#Power_settings>: "At the bottom of the “Power” panel of System Settings should be a “Show battery status in the menu bar:” menu, with options “When battery is present”, “When battery is charging/in use”, and “Never”. By default, the setting should be “When battery is present”."
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: indicator-power 0.3-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-5.6-generic 3.0.0-rc7
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-5-generic x86_64
Date: Fri Jul 15 16:40:57 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-06-17 (28 days ago)