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When ever i press Space in Rhythmbox the song starts over instead of going on pause and when its on pause and i press Space the song starts over again instead of resuming from where it left of.

So my question is how can i change this so it will toggle between pause/play?

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Does this Q&A help - if so, we should perhaps close this as a dupe: askubuntu.com/questions/181651/… –  fossfreedom Aug 30 '12 at 12:12
no, i want to change the "CTRL" + "SPACE" in the program to only "SPACE", so i can press space to toggle between pause and play, and it must only be while the program is open(not minimized just like how the "CTRL" + "SPACE" is now). –  Jeggy Sep 1 '12 at 15:38

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You would need to change the source, as space in a tree typically means "activate the current selection." And this describes the behavior you're seeing exactly.

However, it does appear that pressing Ctrl+Space gives your desired behavior.

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thanks :D do you know how i can change it so when i press "CTRL" the same will happen as when pressing "CTRL"+"SPACE" ? –  Jeggy Aug 17 '12 at 18:30
As Ctrl is a modifier key, you can't really make it do something when you press only that key. You will have to press it along with another key. If you want a single key for play/pause, I'd recommend a multimedia keyboard if you don't already have one. If you do have one, the play/pause key on it should do what you want. :) –  dobey Aug 17 '12 at 20:07
sorry i wrote wrong, i meant "SPACE" not "CTRL" –  Jeggy Aug 17 '12 at 21:25

rythymbox's keyboard interface is incoherent.

The desired behaviour, (which imo is desired behaviour for all music players at all times,) of space bar being play/pause button, is actually possible after you click play or pause with the mouse. It is like it 'selects' that button.

However, after you select a track for example, the spacebar behaviour changes to selecting that track, so everytime you press pause, I mean spacebar, it will again select that track, and because it is playing it will start playing the track again. I hope this will get fixed sometime into something more sensible and intuitive. Like the desired behaviour.

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