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I would like to have an mp3 player that only displays a menu in the bar on the top of the screen or / and notifications. I don't want any complex music management, playlists etc., but I want to be able to quickly see (without switching to another desktop or window) what track is being played and select a directory or a particular track. Is such a player available for Ubuntu 12.04 or 13.04?

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Audacious can do this - there may be others in our list of players – Takkat Sep 6 '13 at 10:05

Most music players for Ubuntu can be minimised to an indicator. I know gmusicbrower is one that can.

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Well, I downloaded and tried gmusicbrowser. I did not manage to add my music, to start music playback or to minimize to an indicator. But thanks anyways. – January Sep 6 '13 at 9:59

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