Happy holidays to one and all.
(article updated 24 Dec 2014 to include proposed CSD version of rhythmbox)
A small Christmas present to Rhythmbox v3.x users – I’ve created a small plugin that allows the main-toolbar to be hidden when the application starts.
Regular Rhythmbox users will note that the toolbar rather dominates the whole application. Given that personally I rarely actually use its functionality it is basically just a bit of visual real-estate that was just willing to be reclaimed to become more useful.
How to install
cd ~/.local/share/rhythmbox/plugins git clone https://github.com/fossfreedom/alternative-toolbar.git
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fossfreedom/rhythmbox-plugins sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install rhythmbox-plugin-alternative-toolbar
As to future plans – if I find some time, I was thinking of adding a more slimline toolbar.
Currently I’ve got a working version as follows:
As you can see – this makes Rhythmbox a “True Gnome” application – it has a Client-Side Decorated slim-line toolbar i.e. no more window decoration and fits in with the new gnome-shell specific applications such as gnome-clock/gnome-maps and gnome-calculator.
If this is something that interests you and you wish to work with me to implement this (code in the headerbar branch), just drop me a comment or wizz across to the project website and create an issue.