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I'm using fluxbox on Arch, and I'm trying to put a battery monitor in the toolbar, next to the time.

gkrellm takes up too much space, and can't be configured in the toolbar, as far as I know.

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Try batterymon-clone:

Clone of BatteryMon, a simple GNOME applet to monitor battery status. This adds i18n support, a distutils based build infrastructure, etc. The homepage of the original software is at http://code.google.com/p/batterymon/

A PKGBUILD is available.

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The clone worked great, thanks. Is there a way to get rid of the icon and just use text? There doesn't seem to be an option for it. –  Jack Stewart Sep 2 '12 at 2:37
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I prefer conky,

You may display a bar, or merely a percentage number:

   battery_bar (height),(width) (num)
          Battery percentage remaining of ACPI battery in a bar. ACPI bat‐
          tery number can be given as argument (default is BAT0).

   battery_percent (num)
          Battery  percentage  remaining  for  ACPI battery.  ACPI battery
          number can be given as argument (default is BAT0).
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does this go in ~/.conkyrc ? –  Jack Stewart Sep 2 '12 at 3:53
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