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Before installing any extension in this post: remember that some GNOME Shell extensions might not be compatible with others and they may crash GNOME Shell. Only try to install them if you know how to fix this, just in case.

GNOME Shell Mediaplayer extension

GNOME Shell Mediaplayer extension lets you control applications that support MPRIS by adding a status menu icon:

GNOME Shell extension Mediaplayer

Note: I’ve only tested Shell Mediaplayer extenion with Rhythmbox.

Download GNOME Shell Mediaplayer extension (firstly install “git-core”):

cd && git clone https://github.com/horazont/gnome-shell-extensions-mediaplayer
mkdir -p ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/
mv gnome-shell-extensions-mediaplayer/[email protected] ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/

Then reload GNOME Shell (ALT + F2, then enter “r”).

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May 26th, 2011

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