After uninstall Rhythmbox in Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha3, it's still shows up in indicator sound applet

Asked by Colin Keenan on 2011-03-24

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha3 which uses Banshee. So, I decided to switch from Rhythmbox to Banshee. I like Banshee better, so I uninstalled Rhythmbox (sudo aptitude remove rhythmbox). Even after re-boot, I still see Rythmbox listed as an option in the drop-down menu from the sound icon in the indicator applet. If I click on Rhythmbox from the sound indicator menu, nothing happens, of course.

How can I get rid of the useless Rhythmbox entry in the sound indicator drop-down menu?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Log a bug

Natty is NOT ready and NOT stable so you will get LOTS of issues just like this

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Colin Keenan (colinkeenan) said :

Thanks actionparsnip,

I had already realized it was a bug & filed a bug report and linked it to this question. Just thought I'd leave the question here anyway in case there was a way to remove Rhythmbox from the indicator-sound menu before the bug was fixed.

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Jeb E. (jebeld17) said :

Um, have you tried clicking on the button and saying "exit" or something, then restarting your system? lol

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Colin Keenan (colinkeenan) said :

Either after the latest sudo aptitude full-upgrade, or after I finally stopped using gnome-panel, not sure which, Rhythmbox finally went away from indicator-sound applet.

I kept using a gnome-panel for notification area for gnote and checkgmail until I finally discovered how to make them show up in the indicator applet (i.e. Unity Panel Systray):

1. gsettings get com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist

to find out what apps are already allowed in the indicator applet, then

2. gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist "COPY AND PASTE THE OUTPUT FROM 1. THEN ADD NEW APPS TO IT"

So, to get gnote and checkgmail to show up in systray, the command I used for step 2. was

gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist ['JavaEmbeddedFrame', 'Mumble', 'Wine', 'Skype', 'Checkgmail', 'Gnote']