Tray icon for Rhythmbox 2.9+ with rating feature
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Rhythmbox tray icon plugin

A tray icon to control basic Rhythmbox features. Requires Rhythmbox 2.9+. Was working in Ubuntu 12.04, but is no longer maintained due to Ubuntu Panel restrictions.

You can rate the track, play/pause, go previous, go next, or quit.

Tray Icon

Scroll up and down over the tray icon to adjust Rhythmbox's volume.

Click on the tray icon to show or hide the Rhythmbox window.

The tray icon has a green 'play' overlay when a track is playing.

When you hover over the icon, it shows the playing track:

Hover Icon

How to install

To install, run these commands in a terminal window:

unzip -u -d ~/.local/share/rhythmbox/plugins

To do it manually, download and extract its contents into ~/.local/share/rhythmbox/plugins.

Start Rhythmbox. Go to Edit > Plugins.

Find 'Tray Icon' in the plugins list and enable it. A Rhythmbox icon appears in the notification area.

Edit Plugins in Rhythmbox

How to uninstall

To uninstall, run this command in a terminal window:

rm ~/.local/share/rhythmbox/plugins/tray_*.*

It will remove the tray_* files from the plugins folder.


On Ubuntu, you will need to allow applications in your systray

gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist "['all']"

Heavily modified from palfrey's original plugin.