How to Install the ‘gnome-shell-extensions-mediaplayer’ Extension

The mediaplayer widget found on github, created by eonpatapon – (https://github.com/eonpatapon/gnome-shell-extensions-mediaplayer).

I’ve been searching for a while for a good, solid widget style thing that’ll sit in the top of the gnome-shell panel which can control the music that’s playing in banshee, rhythmbox or whatever else you want to use to play your tunes.

 

Installation:

1. First you’ll need to grab some dependencies:
sudo apt-get install git gnome-common gnome-tweak-tool
2. Next download the files from the git repository as below (this will download the folder to whatever directory you’re currently in, in terminal):
git clone https://github.com/eonpatapon/gnome-shell-extensions-mediaplayer.git
3. Once it’s finished download (it shouldn’t take too long it’s only about 2.30MB as of writing this guide), you’ll want to install using the following commands:
cd gnome-shell-extensions-mediaplayer
./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr
make
sudo make install
4. That’s it, it’s installed. Next you’re going to want to enable it, run gnome-tweak-tool and under extensions slide the newly installed extension to ON and it should appear next to the “Universal Access Settings” in the top right.

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