Getting started

First startup

On the first startup, you’ll be presented with the following screen:

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Just click on a service to start running it. You can start multiple service at the same time and quickly switch between them using Ctrl+Tab/Ctrl+Shift+Tab.

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You can get back to the service selection page using F8 or the select service button:

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Application Settings

You can change application settings by clicking on the menu button and by selecting the Settings entry or by pressing F2:

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This will bring the following page:

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There are a series of settings category:

  • General: general options
  • Appearance: let you change the appearance of the application
  • Notifications: let you change some notification settings
  • Shortcuts: let you change all the application shortcuts
  • Privacy: enable or disable privacy related options
  • Services: list the available services and let configure them (url, user scripts)
  • Cache: a few buttons that let you clear the application cache (album art covers,...) and clear the web cookies.

Notifications

By default, MellowPlayer will display a notification whenever the current track changed.

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You can change the notifications behaviour in the application settings page

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and you can also quickly toggle notifications on/off using the button in the toolbar:

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Listening History

MellowPlayer can keep track of your listens and display it in a side panel. This feature is OFF by default.

You can see your listening history by pressing the listening history button:

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Here is what the history look like:

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You can search the history and filter by service by clicking on the search icon

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MPRIS2 Interface

Most GNU/Linux Desktop Environments have a MPRIS client interface that sits in the system tray and let you control media players easily.

MellowPlayer implements the DBUS MPRIS 2 interface and should appear in your MPRIS2 client interface:

  • Plasma 5:
../_images/mpris-player-plasma.png
  • Gnome:
../_images/mpris-player-gnome.png
  • Unity:
../_images/mpris-player-unity.png