Rhythmbox Applet is a small, simple GNOME panel applet that lets you control Rhythmbox's playback from a panel. Advantages that this applet has over using the icon Rhythmbox puts in the notification area include:
* One-click access to the main operations needed during playback, without needing to use a context menu.
* Display of the current playing time without requiring a mouse-over.
* Display of the current song's album in the song information.
NOTE: Rhythmbox Applet has been deprecated in favor of Music Applet, its successor.