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23 oct. 2015

Ratpoison: Music control

This is the first of a series of posts about the Ratpoison window manager.

Ratpoison comes with great flexibility and allows us to do pretty amazing things binding custom keys and running external programs and scripts; I'm going to talk about some of the ones i use in the next posts. For the first one, lets talk about music.

Some people use a graphical music player like Amarok or just play some Youtube videos, others prefer text players like MOC or CMUS, but we can reach the top of flexibility using a music daemon like MPD and use our preferred client (MPC, Ncmpcpp, Vimpc). All this options have somthing in common: you usually interact with an interface you have to switch to, interrupting your work flow in order to control your music, but we can do better.