Re: suggestion: unified media player control panel applet

On Tue, 2005-09-13 at 11:55 -0400, John (J5) Palmieri wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-09-12 at 17:20 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > Hi there. My first post to this list; Reinout van Schouwen suggested it
> > as the best place for this idea.
> > 
> > Most GNOME media player applications stick an icon in the notification
> > area. Rhythmbox, Muine, etc - they all have their own code to stick an
> > icon in there for controlling the player. This is unnecessary
> > duplication of effort. It's also bad interface design; the notification
> > area is meant for notification, not app interaction, and usually these
> > icons cannot be turned off. I had an idea to fix all these problems.
> Why would you be running more than one of these at a time?  Also, the
> notification area really doesn't have any mandates (which is one of the
> problems with it).

As a related question, what is the currently policy for multimedia keys
when you have multiple such apps running? 

I am not sure how excited I am about the general idea, but I assume such
an applet would simply be a virtual multimedia keys keyboard.


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