Power management in Ubuntu is a largely poor effort.

As Ubuntu stretches it’s leg in the field of mobile computing devices; users need a more coherent and accessible way to control power settings. Users currently need to use 3 (!) applets in-order to manage the oft-most power-related used features of screen brightness, CPU performance and battery life indication.

So disappointed was Sean W with the situation that when setting his Wife’s laptop up and noticing the lack of ‘sane control over power management’ that he put pixel to pixel and made the following mock up.

As Annie Lennox once sang: ‘Sweet dreams are made of this’. I’m sure looking at this you also be thinking ‘Who am I to disagree?’

Thanks to Sean W
Idea Indicator Applets powersaving