interface Gio.PowerProfileMonitor : Gio.Initable
GPowerProfileMonitor makes it possible for applications as well as OS components
to monitor system power profiles and act upon them. It currently only exports
whether the system is in “Power Saver” mode (known as “Low Power” mode on
When in “Low Power” mode, it is recommended that applications: - disable automatic downloads; - reduce the rate of refresh from online sources such as calendar or email synchronisation; - reduce the use of expensive visual effects.
It is also likely that OS components providing services to applications will lower their own background activity, for the sake of the system.
There are a variety of tools that exist for power consumption analysis, but those
usually depend on the OS and hardware used. On Linux, one could use
monitor the battery discharge rate,
powertop to check on the background activity
or activity at all),
sysprof to inspect CPU usage, and
profile GPU usage.
Don’t forget to disconnect the
signal, and unref the
GPowerProfileMonitor itself when exiting.
Available since: 2.70
In order to implement PowerProfileMonitor, your type must inherit from
Gets a reference to the default
GPowerProfileMonitor for the system.
Gets whether the system is in “Power Saver” mode.
Whether “Power Saver” mode is enabled on the system.