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It's very useful/great multimedia player and more. Youtube search, watch and saving features, too many file formats that can play etc.

How can I make UMPLAYER quicklist for Unity icon ?

Note : umplayer -h parameters are complicated, I tryed but...

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what quicklists do you want ? – Alaukik May 10 '11 at 7:50
Playback options, full screen option etc. – decent May 10 '11 at 13:02

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  1. Copy the original .desktop file to your home folder:

    cp /usr/share/applications/umplayer.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/

  2. Open that desktop file for editing :

    gedit ~/.local/share/applications/umplayer.desktop

  3. Add the following at the bottom of the file.


[Play Shortcut Group]
Exec=umplayer -send-action play

[Pause Shortcut Group]
Exec=umplayer -send-action pause

[Stop Shortcut Group]
Exec=umplayer -send-action stop

[Fullscreen Shortcut Group]
Exec=umplayer -send-action fullscreen
  1. Save it and navigate to ~/.local/share/applications/ and make the umplayer.desktop executable and then drag it to the launcher .

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Thanks very much. – decent May 10 '11 at 14:19

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