How should I monitor which apps are draining my battery?

Can anyone here recommend a manner of monitoring apps that utilize the most battery power on my ThinkPad? I have seen some people use PowerTOP, but I’m not sure if it conflicts with the power-profiles-daemon that Fedora is using these days.

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Hello @bmreading ,
I don’t think it would be a problem to use PowerTop if it is available in the repo. As an aside, they may share some of the same metric’s but AFAIK ptop is monitor only.

You can apply recommended changes in powertop in the Tunables tab directly. AFAIR, they are applied permanently.

I did not know that. Thank you.

You need to enable the powertop systemd service I belive:

sudo systemctl enable powertop