Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] [patch] Show window when not visible

Of course it would be nice to have an applet control rb's playback, etc,
and let the tray icon (if it stays) just indicate rb's status. It seems
like an interesting task.

So I'm happily starting work on an applet. I'll see if real life lets me
get somewhere :)

Should I wait for some planned infrastructure work ?


On Sun, 2003-08-17 at 17:16, Colin Walters wrote:
> On Sun, 2003-08-17 at 14:15, Rached Ben Mustapha wrote:
> > On Wed, 2003-08-13 at 19:52, Rached Ben Mustapha wrote:
> > [...]
> > > Here's attached a slightly different version of the patch that does
> > > exactly like gaim : it hides the window if at least some part of it is
> > > visible, shows it otherwise. This one may confuse people a bit less :)
> > 
> > Colin, what do you think of this patch ?
> Frankly...I am not really happy with the tray icon in general right now.
> The topic of the Rhythmbox tray icon has come up before on
>, and I think that the general consensus was that in
> its current form, it was not using the notification area as it was
> designed for.
> Showing/hiding the Rhythmbox window seems to be pretty much what the
> taskbar is for.
> To remotely control Rhythmbox, we could have a "Music Player Control"
> applet, which could be more powerful, say by having separate
> previous/play/next buttons.
> See for example Mark McLoughlin's guidelines:
> One thing I do want the tray icon for is to display the song title when
> it changes - as an option.  I think this is more in line with the
> original notification area goals.
> Opinions?

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