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ahorriblemess
October 29th, 2010, 10:37 PM
I started using Banshee. Having Rhythmbox always in the sound menu is redundant. Is it possible to remove it from there? I would like to keep the applet, not the Rhythbox launcher/controller.

irv
October 29th, 2010, 10:54 PM
I started using Banshee. Having Rhythmbox always in the sound menu is redundant. Is it possible to remove it from there? I would like to keep the applet, not the Rhythbox launcher/controller.
Why do you want to remove it from the sound menu? If you want to keep the applet, if you remove it then you will have to launch it from the command line. If you don't plan to use it for a long period of time, then uninstall it and just reinstall it when you need it again. That will take it out of the menu.

hhh
October 29th, 2010, 11:15 PM
Right-click your main menu, choose "Edit Menus". Highlight "Sound and Video" in the left pane of the window that opens and uncheck Rhythmbox in the right pane.

ahorriblemess
October 29th, 2010, 11:51 PM
@irv: I want to remove it because I don't use it anymore. I thought Rhythmbox was attached to ubuntu-desktop (wasn't it in the past?)

I just uninstalled it, I didn't know I could do that.

@hhh: I wasn't talking about the gnome menu, I meant the menu that pops up when you click on the volume indicator.

wanchai
November 15th, 2010, 04:15 AM
see here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10012561&postcount=5

delete ~/.cache/indicators/sound/familiar-players-db.keyfile, then restart the panel with killall gnome-panel

If you prefer a simpler volume control, see here: http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-remove-and-restore-the-volume-button-from-system-tray.html

bswilson
November 18th, 2010, 07:12 PM
Thanks, wanchai! I had this same issue and I was able to fix it. Appreciate the help.

ngc2997
December 2nd, 2010, 07:14 AM
Hm, this is actually strange: Rhythmbox suddenly appeared in my sound indicator even though I've never ever started it - and the file mentioned above (~/.cache/indicators/sound/familiar-players-db.keyfile) does not exist, i.e. there is no ~/.cache/indicators/sound/ directory. Are there other ways of removing Rhythmbox from the sound indicator that do not require complete uninstallation? (I'd like to avoid that, as AFAIK Rhythmbox is part of ubuntu-desktop - correct me if I'm wrong here though).

Best wishes,
Karsten

Liverbones
December 2nd, 2010, 07:32 AM
Hm, this is actually strange: Rhythmbox suddenly appeared in my sound indicator even though I've never ever started it - and the file mentioned above (~/.cache/indicators/sound/familiar-players-db.keyfile) does not exist, i.e. there is no ~/.cache/indicators/sound/ directory. Are there other ways of removing Rhythmbox from the sound indicator that do not require complete uninstallation? (I'd like to avoid that, as AFAIK Rhythmbox is part of ubuntu-desktop - correct me if I'm wrong here though).

Best wishes,
Karsten

Actually, Rhythmbox is not part of the ubuntu-desktop meta package. You can safely remove it if you wish without affecting your updates.

As to the other problem of having Rhythmbox in the sound indicator, I unfortunately do not have an answer for you. :(

genux05
April 12th, 2011, 02:22 PM
I did this to remove the rhythmbox from the indicators menu.



gsettings set com.canonical.indicators.sound blacklisted-media-players "['rhythmbox']"

jaambutt
April 12th, 2011, 02:27 PM
my ipod classic 6th gen used to work fine, but now when i plug it in to my win xp computer.

draztikrhymez
April 15th, 2011, 06:56 PM
see here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10012561&postcount=5

delete ~/.cache/indicators/sound/familiar-players-db.keyfile, then restart the panel with killall gnome-panel

If you prefer a simpler volume control, see here: http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-remove-and-restore-the-volume-button-from-system-tray.html

Worked perfectly, thanks!

genux05
April 16th, 2011, 11:04 AM
Hi draztikrhymez,

I am using 11.04 ubuntu with Unity and that directory is not present.

Thanks

ottabaub
February 11th, 2012, 09:31 PM
see here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10012561&postcount=5

delete ~/.cache/indicators/sound/familiar-players-db.keyfile, then restart the panel with killall gnome-panel


There is no sound folder in ~/.cache/indicators. Only a folder called messages.

aussieade
July 10th, 2012, 10:13 AM
I did this to remove the rhythmbox from the indicators menu.



gsettings set com.canonical.indicators.sound blacklisted-media-players "['rhythmbox']"



for 12.04 the schema name has changed slightly...



gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.sound blacklisted-media-players "['rhythmbox']"