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RHYTHMBOX Web Menu 2.0

Rhythmbox v2.9x plugin. With one click you can:

  • Search current playing/selected song on Youtube.
  • Search its album on Wikipedia, AllMusic, RateYourMusic, AllAboutJazz, DiscoGS,, Grooveshark, Facebook, Amazon.
  • Search its artist on Wikipedia, AllMusic, RateYourMusic, DiscoGS,, Facebook, Myspace, Torrentz.
  • Open the artist official website.

WebMenu now is also completely personalizable: you can add new music websites to search on, change the keyboard shorcuts, rerdor the submenus, choose which services are shown and much more using a deadly simple configuation window.



Web Menu in the menu bar: Screenshot

Web Menu in the context menu:



  • Extract the 'WebMenu' directory from the archive
  • Open a terminal in the WebMenu directory, run ./ and enter your password. (use ./ -h for more options)
  • Open Rhythmbox: Edit -> Plugins
  • Scroll to WebMenu and check Enabled



To open the options you can:

  • Click the 'Options' menu item in WebMenu or (if you disabled it):
  • Open Rhythmbox: Edit -> Plugins
  • Scroll to WebMenu and click Preferences


A new menu called "Web" will show up on Rhythmbox Menu Bar. Its entries are also available in the context menu! You can also use the keyboard shortcuts.


Find a bug? Have a suggestion? Throw an issue via Git or write me an e-mail!


Version 2.0:

  • New unique function to parse and open the URLs
  • New feature: You can add your own services
  • New feature: You can revome unused services
  • New feature: You can reorder the submenus
  • New feature: You can change the defult shortcuts and add your own

Version 1.0:

  • Added search
  • Added Grooveshark search
  • Added search
  • Added search
  • Bug fixed: now when no song is playing, the menu items are disabled [thanks fossfreedom]
  • Bug fixed: no more conflict problems with config mudule [thanks asermax]

Version 0.9:

  • Bug fixed: no more warning messages at start [thanks asermax]
  • Added context menu [thanks fossfreedom, asermax]

Version 0.8:

  • The 'All' menu options now opens only the activated websites
  • Added "Look for updates" button in the Prefernces Window
  • Added 'All' option in the Prefernces Window
  • New look for the Prefernces Window

If you like it, share it! :D

Andrea Franco

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