What is MprisControl?
MprisControl is a gnome-shell extension that allows controling any MPRIS compliant player with (literally) one click. The extension places an icon on gnome-shell Main Panel which indicates playback status of currently running media player. Middle-clicking the icon toggles play/pause. Left- or right- -clicking shows menu with standard playback control buttons.
What it looks like?
Everybody loves screenshots, right?
As I couldn't find any real documentation for writing gnome-shell extensions, I based my code on better or worse snippets and tutorials found on internet. Some of the sources are mentioned below:
The MprisControl@zdyb.tk directory should be copied to /usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions or ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/:
# cp MprisControl\@zdyb.tk /usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions
$ cp MprisControl\@zdyb.tk ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/
If you're using other media player and you know it is MPRIS compliant, you can add it's name to SUPPORTED_PLAYERS in MprisControl@zdyb.tk/extension.js file:
const SUPPORTED_PLAYERS = ["your_player_here", "rhythmbox", "banshee"];
Moreover, if you want the indicator to be shown even though there is no player running, change the HIDE_DISCONNECTED property to false in the same file:
const HIDE_DISCONNECTED = false;
Copyright 2011 Aleksander Zdyb
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