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With the new Spotify update, the icon tray is gone does anyone know how to put it back? I know that elementary OS doesn't have a system tray icon, but I'm used to have the spotify icon on the top right corner.

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It seems the new update has removed the old icon tray, more info here

Now I was used to use the icon tray to pause/play forward and rewind musics.

Based on one of the comments on the forum I was wable to create actions to the spotify icon on the dock.

First do open the spotify.desktop

sudo nano /usr/share/applications/spotify.desktop

Then at this at the end of the file

Actions=PlayOrPause;Next;Previous

[Desktop Action PlayOrPause]
Name=Play or Pause
Exec=dbus-send --print-reply --dest=org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.spotify /org/mpris/MediaPlayer2 org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.Player.PlayPause
[Desktop Action Next]
Name=Next
Exec=dbus-send --print-reply --dest=org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.spotify /org/mpris/MediaPlayer2 org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.Player.Next
[Desktop Action Previous]
Name=Previous
Exec=dbus-send --print-reply --dest=org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.spotify /org/mpris/MediaPlayer2 org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.Player.Previous

Bonus: If you want you can add some icons to your actions:

Icon=media-playback-start
Icon=media-skip-forward
Icon=media-skip-backward

So it will be something like this:

Actions=PlayOrPause;Next;Previous

[Desktop Action PlayOrPause]
Icon=media-playback-start
Name=Play or Pause
Exec=dbus-send --print-reply --dest=org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.spotify /org/mpris/MediaPlayer2 org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.Player.PlayPause
[Desktop Action Next]
Icon=media-skip-forward
Name=Next
Exec=dbus-send --print-reply --dest=org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.spotify /org/mpris/MediaPlayer2 org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.Player.Next
[Desktop Action Previous]
Icon=media-skip-backward
Name=Previous
Exec=dbus-send --print-reply --dest=org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.spotify /org/mpris/MediaPlayer2 org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.Player.Previous

result of actions

  • To take an actual screenshot, use the screenshot app with a timed delay, then open the right-click menu. – Lewis Goddard Mar 3 '16 at 18:37
  • @LewisGoddard How do you do that? – Fabio Antunes Mar 6 '16 at 19:06
  • I don't understand what you're asking, how do I use the screenshot app? Just search in the applications menu. – Lewis Goddard Mar 10 '16 at 18:38
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    @LewisGoddard never mind after 2 years of using eOS I had never noticed the screenshot app. Changed to a proper screenshot – Fabio Antunes Mar 15 '16 at 18:32

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