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Rhythmbox is located in the sound menu (the tray applet where you monitor volume), however when I click it, it doesn't respond whatsoever. When I open Rhythmbox through Applications > Sound & Video, it loads just fine. The only problem here is that the control buttons are missing from the sound menu applet in the tray (pause, play, forward, rewind). Any fixes?

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When in Rhythmbox select Edit -> Preferences, you should have in the in the General-tab on the bottom a drop-down menu called Toolbar Button Labels

Try changing the value of this drop-down, and see if the control button reappear.

This should influence both the control buttons in Rhythmbox and the tray applet.

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No change unfortunately. I'd also like to add that when I close rhythmbox, the actual application quits and the music doesn't continue to play in the background. – user9931 Jan 31 '11 at 20:41
Have you tried if removing and reinstalling helps? As you have multiple problems it does not seem to be a settings problem but a problem with the application it self. – Pit Feb 1 '11 at 10:00
Yes I have tried this, with no avail. – user9931 Feb 2 '11 at 16:27


sudo apt-get install rhythmbox-plugins

After that start rhythmbox and check your preferences under Edit->Plugins, and make sure that

Media Server2 D-Bus Interface
MPRIS D-Bus Interface

are checked. Then a reboot/logout may be necessary.

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