Can the Rhythmbox interface be improved?
That is one of the reasons why I developed my alternative-toolbar plugin. For Ubuntu users, back came the compact toolbar that was lost when Rhythmbox moved to v2.99 and later.
Rhythmbox in this design has morphed into something new – something refreshed – but still the same brilliantly extendable media-application that it has always been.
Play-controls are now at the bottom. The header-bar is used to control filtering.
To install you can use my PPA and add the alternative-toolbar plugin
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fossfreedom/rhythmbox-plugins
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install rhythmbox-plugin-alternative-toolbar
If you don’t like PPA’s – or are not using Ubuntu – full manual instructions are on my project page.
The new look is the standard (automatic) for gnome-shell users. Don’t worry – other desktop environments can use this via the preference – choose “Client Side Decoration”.
If you don’t like this – use the “Toolbar” option. Don’t forget – choose “Show compact toolbar” for the slim-line play-controls.
I would love some feedback and most importantly help with further development – please drop by the project page (link above) or feedback in comments here.