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play buttons in the taskbar missing in opensuse 15.2

Added by Andreas Schleth 20 days ago

In the former release of opensuse (leap 15.1), audacious used to display the usual play buttons (pause, play, forward, backward) in a little menu when hovering with the mouse over the taskbar entry of audacious.
So you could stop a playback without getting the whole gui up. This was a nice feature.

Now, hovering over the taskbar entry shows a small box which just displays the current title and the a-icon. If you click there, the GUI pops up.

The play buttons are missing in the current release and I have no idea where to look: is it suse, is it KDE or QT or is it an arcane setting in audacious itself?
Or do I need an additional package to enable this feature?

opensuse leap 15.2
audacious 3.9 from the suse repo
kde-plasma 5.71.0


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RE: play buttons in the taskbar missing in opensuse 15.2 - Added by John Lindgren 20 days ago

Try updating Audacious to 4.0.5; there were some KDE integration issues that were fixed somewhat recently.

RE: play buttons in the taskbar missing in opensuse 15.2 - Added by Andreas Schleth 19 days ago

Hi John,

this was exactly what solved this issue. The buttons are back. Thanks!

However, this comes at a cost: I chose to install audacious 4.0.5 from the tumbleweed repo and this in turn pulls in ~350 other updated packages from python 3.8 (instead of 3.6) to new QT-versions to new kernel firmware ... m-|
So, now my system is an eclectic mix of standard Leap 15.2 (stable) and Tumbleweed (rolling release).

Therefore, I would NOT recommend this route for everybody. Maybe building from sources would be better or using another community repo...

Anyway. 4.0.5 is the solution.

Andreas

RE: play buttons in the taskbar missing in opensuse 15.2 - Added by Andreas Schleth 19 days ago

For the benefit of other opensuse users of Leap 15.2

This is the repo to go to: https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/bran0k:/branches:/multimedia:/apps/openSUSE_Leap_15.2/

It was a really bad idea to mix Leap and Tumbleweed repositories! (my last post)
This will only result in > 1000 packages being replaced or updated and leaves the system in an unmaintainable state.

With the repo above, the whole process is painless. Thanks to Cedric for providing the repo.

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