How to set Clementine as your favorite music player in Ubuntu

I bring you another interesting tip from a friend from the site and from the community of our country: Jacobo hidalgo (alias- Jako). Founder and administrator of humanOS, site of which we have already put several articles here 🙂

How to do it? Set Clementine as the preferred player in the sound menu

The default audio player in Ubuntu is Rhythmbox, but if you use another like for example Clementine You will notice that when you log in you will always see Rhytmbox showing the controls to start playback in the sound menu just 1 click, while Clementine shows only her name and icon, but not the controls to start the playback, which causes us to click for it to run and another one to start playback, that is why for a question For convenience we can set Clementine as the favorite player in the sound menu.

So with just 1 click we access to play audio in the Unity sound menu:


Final report: This solution was found for Ubuntu 12.10.

Open dconf-editor : ALT + F2 and type dconf-editor and press ENTER.

In the Doncf-editor in the left panel navigate to:

com -> canonical–> indicator–> sound–> preferred-media-players, you edit that field leaving it like this: ['clementine']

Ready, from now on every time you log in, Clementine will be your favorite audio player in the sound menu.

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  1.   Guan said

    great contribution !! I was looking for exactly that but in my case I prefer Listen, but every 10 min it locks up and I have to close the application = /, does anyone have any idea why?

    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

      Try to run it in a terminal, then when it closes ... in the terminal you should see the error log 🙂

  2.   Diego said

    Despite all the controversy about Ubuntu, these articles show that Ubuntu is not only alive, but also one of the best distributions.
    Thank you very practical and useful advice.

  3.   msx said

    These small details of usability that have been dragging on for several versions mean that no matter how advanced Ubuntu is, it remains an amateur option next to Windows or MacOS.

    I wonder: how much does it cost Canonical to pay a couple of extra salaries per month to polish all the details of the user interface?
    MacOS and Windows may be systems technically inferior to GNU / Linux but their constructors are very clear that the end of the system. op. is that it is useful for the person who uses them ...

    1.    jdgari said

      Excellent I like this player thanks crazy!

    2.    Sergi Gellida said

      What you need to hear.
      Windows is forgiven everything, Viruses, that it stays hung, blue screens, that it takes a long time to load, that it is paid, that it always goes behind Linux and Mac ...

      For nothing I change my ubuntu for a windows.

      1.    msx said

        That others are worse does not make you better.
        And as much as you may not like to hear it, it is the plain truth: GNU / Linux desktops need the love and care that they put in every detail to MacOS so that the end-use experience is perfect as it is on that system.

  4.   elburg said

    Hello, I put it as it says in the article but Clementine still does not appear in the sound menu (Gnome 3 shell), however I open the other sessions of gnome classic and classic with effects and if it appears.
    Could you tell me what is this happening? Since the session I use is Gnome3.
    Greetings and thanks for your help.

  5.   Gonzalo said

    This line does not appear to me.


    I can do?

  6.   sebastian said

    thank you very much!
    it was very useful

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