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I have just moved from Rhythmbox to Banshee. When I pressed the "close" button on Rhythmbox title bar, the Rhythmbox window disappears, but the application does not close, and I can still listen to music and control it via the sound menu.

Is there any similar way to hide (not close and not minimize) Banshee? I know I can do that by running banshee --hide, but I would love to get that result from within Banshee, for example by "closing" it's window. Is that possible? If yes, then how do I do that?

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You have got to enable the Appindicator Extension.

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Thanks! Dunno why it was disabled, which I haven't noticed. – Rafał Cieślak Apr 28 '11 at 13:07

Newer versions of banshee have a sound menu integration. Activate the MPRIS and the sound menu extension, to get it work.

Eventually you have to install the banshee-extension-soundmenu package.

Further information: here

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