More granular battery level icons
This has been discussed a fair bit recently and I want to try and get us somewhere a bit more productive. The main issue, it seems, is that some people want to see a more fine-grained battery icon than the current version with its three bars:
I have to admit that I have experienced this myself - looking at the icon with 1 or 2 bars, I haven't felt confident about the battery level. Does one bar mean 5% or 30%? Does three bars mean 70% or 100%?
Two approaches that have been discussed so far:
- Introduce more states to the icons and the icon-spec
- A "dynamic" icon which is drawn programmatically, either by GNOME Shell or something else
One obvious question is whether the solution should be GNOME Shell specific. This upower issue might be relevant.