I had already reported about the new multimedia control in the Pulseaudio plugin. In the meantime, there was a small bugfix release (0.3.2) which does not require a major mention. But with the release of version 0.3.3, the range of functions has been extended by something important – or at least something very popular: music control with multimedia keys!

As with the control in the symbol area, MPRIS2 is also used for key control, which means that basically all media players can be addressed if they support MPRIS2. Developer Sean Davis shows this in the video using Spotify, Clementine – and Parole! The control is not limited to pure music programs, but to all media players, including video players.

The version is not yet included in any distribution, but it should appear in the next few days for experimental and rolling distributions.