For some of the depressing history of this, see bug #875002 (which has been incorrectly marked as fixed by someone without a clue) from way back in 2011.
The Unity Dash context menu for Rhythmbox currently has separate items for ”Play” and ”Pause”. I think Totem does better by eliminating those for a single ”Play/Pause” item which does both. I also think the interface should be consistent across these two applications. Rhythmbox-client even supports the same parameter as totem for this (–play-pause), so I created a patch for rhythmbox.desktop based on totem.desktop, which should accomplish what I’m after.
Looks like Bug #1221954 is a duplicate wrt. the ’80s and the ’90s. Upstream report (which I’ve linked to this one) says those genres have been removed, so that leaves only Rock ’n’ Roll from my report to check for in latest upstream. (And of course, those upstream fixes haven’t yet made it into Ubuntu, so these LP reports are still valid.)
Look for ’Radio’ on the left, in the ’Library’ panel. Selecting it you get the Genre list as the next panel to the right; there you should see the radio station genres listed.
I’ve attached logs from Trusty (which is affected), the bug is still present in 12.04 too.
Should the first list include –quit too, as that one also doesn’t seem to work? It (2.96) doesn’t print a warning though, either:
jani@saegusa:~$ rhythmbox-client –quit
jani@saegusa:~$ rhythmbox-client –debug –quit
(18:28:03) [0xc97800] [rb_debug_init_match] rb-debug.c:240: Debugging enabled
(18:28:03) [0xc97800] [main] rb-client.c:707: quitting existing instance
To be even more Precise: you *can* quit RB when it’s playing, but only by using Ctrl-Q or the corresponding Quit item from the menu. What you *cannot* do is quit RB when it’s playing by clicking the window close button, even if you *don’t use the indicator*.
To be sure, I removed the indicator-sound package so that indicator-sound doesn’t appear in my indicator area at all, and still, RB’s window closing button while playing music just makes the window disappear; the music keeps on playing.
With the broadly defined title that bug #526552 has, I don’t think it’s completely fixed yet: the specification says a ”player’s own settings interface should also have a checkbox for whether the player should be present in the sound menu”, and RB doesn’t have that. I see no no way to disable RB’s sound menu integration.
Also of note is that at least in the Finnish locale, the menu item actually translates to ’Close’ and not ’Quit’, so there it behaves as intended.
Confirming. If the menu item is meant to close the window and not quit the application, it’d be labeled such.