Rhythmbox Alternative Toolbar updated

Its coming up to six months since I last posted any news about my Rhythmbox plugin called Alternative Toolbar … but there has been lots of little changes since then.

So a quick recap.

Alternative Toolbar reworks the main Rhythmbox interface. For Gnome-Shell you get native header-bars. For everyone else you get a stylish compact toolbar.

ubuntu vivid [Running] - Oracle VM VirtualBox_093Compare this with the default rhythmbox interface…

Rhythmbox_094I was working closely with the Ozon design team to make lots of changes. Ozon unfortunately looks like they have called it a day. Anyway – if there are any distro’s there that wish to bring a re-imagined Rhythmbox look-and-feel I would be happy to work with you. Before you ask – I had a few short words from the Rhythmbox maintainer himself – he didn’t want this upstream 😦

So what has changed.

The sidepane has been reworked as well as the plugins dialog window.

  • New Rhythmbox_088

Old –  Rhythmbox_089

Plugins Dialog – ubuntu vivid [Running] - Oracle VM VirtualBox_090The plugin has been updated with a repeat one option so you can play your favourite track over and over again.

Ubuntu vivid - VMware Player (Non-commercial use only)_078You can even seek through tracks – backwards as well as forwards via Alt Right and Alt Left cursor keys.

Hover over the little coverart display and a larger version appears – move your mouse away to dismiss.

ubuntu vivid [Running] - Oracle VM VirtualBox_092

Have a look at the plugin preferences – lots of options to play with as well.

ubuntu vivid [Running] - Oracle VM VirtualBox_091

Thanks to the good-folk of the Launchpad Translation team the plugin is available in 25 languages and locales.

For non-Ubuntu users there are two further easy install methods – for Arch users there is a AUR and for Gentoo users there is an ebuild method. Have a look at the README for further details.

If you’ve installed this manually via github please update to grab all the latest new stuff and bug-fixes.

For users of my rhythmbox PPA just update as normal – or use the rhythmbox-plugin-alternative-toolbar package

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fossfreedom/rhythmbox-plugins
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install rhythmbox-plugin-alternative-toolbar


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