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I would like to have "Play/Pause" "Next" and "Previous" buttons in the quicklist for my Rdio.desktop "web app."

Detailed Explanation

The web app can be created either from Chrome (by going to menu > tools > create application shortcuts) or through Unity's web app interface. Either of these methods puts a .desktop file in /home/user/.local/share/applications/ which opens a new browser window.

In case you use chrome, the result is:

#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open                                                         
[Desktop Entry]
Exec=/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome --app=

In the case you use Unity's web app feature, the result is:

[Desktop Entry]
Exec=unity-webapps-runner -n 'UmRpbwA=' -d '' %u

I want to add something like the following to either .desktop file (preferably the chrome one because Unity web apps don't work correctly) so that I can control playback with a right click:


[PlayPause Shortcut Group]
Exec=google-chrome (some arguments here?)

#... (and similarly for next and previous)

However, I don't know what URLs to give it, and how to make it not open new windows but stay in the already open one!

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You want to right click with your mouse? Where? – kubahaha May 13 '13 at 19:47
I want to get a quicklist when I right-click on the Rdio web app icon in the dash. Quicklists appear when you right click the icon of an app that supports them. Try with Rhythmbox or Nautilus! – MarkovCh1 May 14 '13 at 0:15
Generally I can't answer your question (Rdio is not available in my country), but I don't think it will be easy (or even possible) – kubahaha May 14 '13 at 6:39
It might be possible using Unity's web app feature, since some apps (Gmail?) might be using quicklists. I'm not sure. I think my solution is to switch (back) to Spotify :) – MarkovCh1 May 15 '13 at 14:59
Yes, apps can use quicklist (it's in .desktop file), but that "magic url" may not exist – kubahaha May 15 '13 at 17:14

There is now a stand-alone Rdio wrapper integrated with Ubuntu. See for the details.

Installing Rdio in Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10 & 12.10 is as easy as adding the following PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sgringwe/rdio
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install rdio

As for 13.04 and 13.10 users (I'm on 13.10 and this works), just install the deb:

(I found the icons ugly, so I changed the icon in the rdio.desktop file (run sudo updatedb and locate rdio.desktop to find it) by one I got online.)

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