Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] How to hack rhythmbox 0.9.6 to start in fullscreen

On Thu, 2007-02-08 at 15:06 +0000, chombee wrote:
> A friend and I are trying to figure out how to get rhythmbox 0.9.6-0
> (the Ubuntu Edgy package [1]) to startup in fullscreen mode.
> Can anyone help? Can we just copy the key over from a dapper box? (we
> are going to try this but are doubtful) Is there some other way to hack
> rb to startup in fullscreen?

The fullscreen gconf option did go away, a couple of versions back.

There are several options of how to do it, one of the simplest would be
to use Devils Pie (,
which can be scripted to do just about anything to any window of any

The configuration required to make Rhythmbox be fullscreen would be
something like the following:

    (matches (application_name) "Rhythmbox")

> P.S. One more thing. We edited an XML file to get rid of the Music Edit
> View etc. menus at the top, which we don't want users to touch. We
> haven't figured out how to get rid of Playqueue, Library, Radio and
> Podcasts on the left-hand side while still displaying album art. Any
> hints? We just want to display the local music library, nothing else is
> of use to this project and is just a distraction for the users.

Setting the gconf key /apps/rhythmbox/ui/sourcelist_hidden to True will
do that. If they can't access the menus the users can't re-enable it.


James "Doc" Livingston
>> Is "wrongest" an actual word?
> It's a perfectly cromulent word.
Which, when used, embiggens us all.
    -- Jeff Ramsey, Steed and D. Joseph Creighton in asr

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