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When Rhythmbox is not active/not focused and when I am on some other application window.

How to skip/stop/resume songs that are playing in Rhythmbox. Is there any shortcut key to do that?

I know when I am on Ubuntu desktop I can press Alt+10 to get the focus of indicator applets from there I can navigate to Rhythmbox and use arrow keys to skip it ( <- / -> ) but is there any other direct shortcut to do this?

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Yes you can use the fn and >>| key that is on most keyboards. On my keyboard it is fn+f10 but just look for the key that looks like the fast-forward button.

You can also set the shortcuts for the keyboard

Open your Dash by pressing your "Super Key" In the search bar enter in Keyboard and select "Keyboard"

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