- Google Music as a standalone application
- Tray for quick play/pause/quit and tooltip with information
- Media key shortcuts
- MPRIS integration (for GNU/Linux desktop environments)
google-music-electron can be installed globally via
# Install google-music-electron via npmnpm install -g google-music-electron# Run google-music-electrongoogle-music-electron
When the application has launched, it will appear in your taskbar and via a tray icon, .
Interested in hearing about updates and new releases of
google-music-electron install-mpris# Once this succeeds, MRPIS will be integrated on `google-music-electron` restart
google-music-electron can be updated via
# Update google-music-electron to a newer version via npmnpm update -g google-music-electron# Alternatively the following can be used as well to specify a version# npm install -g google-music-electron@latest
We have a few CLI options available for you:
Usage: google-music-electron [options] [command] Commands: install-mpris Install integration with MPRIS (Linux only) Options: -h, --help output usage information -V, --version output the version number -S, --skip-taskbar Skip showing the application in the taskbar --minimize-to-tray Hide window to tray instead of minimizing --hide-via-tray Hide window to tray instead of minimizing (only for tray icon) --allow-multiple-instances Allow multiple instances of `google-music-electron` to run --verbose Display verbose log output in stdout --debug-repl Starts a `replify` server as `google-music-electron` for debugging
To get a local development copy running, you will need:
- npm, usually installed with node. Same
npmthat is used during installation
- git, version control tool
Follow the steps below to get a development copy set up:
# Clone our repositorygit clone https://github.com/twolfson/google-music-electron.gitcd google-music-electron/# Install our dependencies and dev dependenciesnpm install# Start up `google-music-electron`npm start
After running the above steps, a copy of
google-music-electron should begin running.
Adding local setup as a global installation
After getting our local development set up, we can go one step further and get
google-music-electron working on our CLI as if it were installed via
npm install -g.
# Link local copy as a global copy# WARNING: Make sure that `npm install` has been run before this point# or your local copy's permissions may get messed upnpm link# Run `google-music-electron` for local copygoogle-music-electron
More information on
npm link can be found in
Source images are kept in the
resources/ folder. Icons are maintained via Inkscape and the
play/pause buttons are isolated in layers.
To generate icons:
- Export each of the play/pause/clean variants as a
- Load the icons via GIMP as a 32x32 SVG
- Export via GIMP as a
At the time of writing, Inkscape and Image Magick seemed to be generating non-transparent backgrounds upon converting SVG to PNG.
In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint via
npm run lint and test via
Headphones designed by Jake Dunham from the Noun Project
As of May 16 2015, Todd Wolfson has released this repository and its contents to the public domain.
It has been released under the UNLICENSE.