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In a Debian sid Xfce set-up I'm trying to get the volume control in the taskbar to show the media player controls like it does in some more preconfigured distros. How do I do that? Searches in synaptic and Google have so far turned up nothing.

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xfce4-xmms-plugin or xfce4-xfapplet-plugin might be what you are looking for. I would expect these to be packaged for Debian, the sources live at XFCE Goodies.

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Thanks for answering this. However, I reinstalled another system in the end (non-Xfce) and have not been able to check this and won't therefore mark it as correct. I do appreciate your answer though. – Simon Hoare Jan 10 '13 at 12:56
No problem, maybe you'll return to XFCE one day again. :) – peterph Jan 10 '13 at 19:09

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