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Control DeaDBeeF from the panel with DeaDIndicatoR

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If you’re a user of lightweight minimal music application DeaDBeeF then you may find the following Indicator-Applet useful.

Designed specifically for use with DeaDBeeF, Dead-indicator allows you to control and manage track playback quickly and easily from your panel. In keeping with a similar indicator created for use with Banshee the applet allows you to ‘minimise’ the application to it.


A .deb version is provided below and the screenshot above was taken in Ubuntu 10.10.

You may also need to also install debian-goodies

The indicator also requires you to move/delete the default tray icon (located at /usr/share/deadbeef/pixmaps/play_24.png) to prevent both showing up at the same time.

Don’t forget to check the “Close minimizes to tray”  options in DeaDBeeF preferences too.

Whether by accident or not the menu was worded in a Baltic language (Russian I think) when I installed it despite my desktop being in English. As such I had to manually translate one of the included files. Hopefully this was a one-off on my desktop, but if not let me know and I’ll upload an all-English version.