Seek forward/backward plugin for Rhythmbox

Aug 1st, 2013   5:12 pm

If you use Rhythmbox media player (which is the default in recent Ubuntu / Debian Gnome releases), you might have expected the ability to seek backwards/forwards within the current track. Just about every other media player I’ve used has this ability to skip forward, say, 10 seconds. Not so with an out-of-the-box Rhythmbox.

Here’s a plugin to rectify that. Using keyboard shortcuts <Ctrl> + Left and <Ctrl> + Right (or the associated menu items under the “Control” menu), you can now do just that.

The plugin will seek forward by 10 seconds, and seek backwards by 5 seconds (which is based on my personal media player & DVR usage patterns).

Feel free to contribute, fork, submit pull requests, etc., over on the project page on GitHub. You can report any issues there, too.

Finally, the plugin has no installer, but you’ll find easy install instructions on the project page, as well.


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