Background Playback

Background playback is an essential feature of music players. Yet, if you play music from a web browser, you must remember not to close its window because it would happily stop playing and quit! You don't need to worry about that with Nuvola because it can play in the background and builds on that feature further.

To change Background Playback Preferences, open Preferences dialog from the Menu button and click Web App Settings option.

Backgroud Playback Options

Run in background when the main window is closed
  • Always: The app will continue running in the background regardless whether a song is playing or not.
  • When a song is playing: The app will continue running in the background only when a song is playing.
  • Never: The app will not continue running in the background regardless whether a song is playing or not.

Possible conflict of features

Some other features, such as Tray icons, may cause that the app keeps running in the background even though the options Never/When a song is playing were chosen.

Background Playback in GNOME

GNOME is the default desktop environment of Ubuntu 17.10 and later, Fedora and many other distributions. Learn more about Nuvola's integration features for GNOME.

When you close Nuvola window, it keeps playing in the background. You can then control it with following integration features:

Tip: If you enable Desktop Notifications, you will be notified on a track change.

Background Playback in Ubuntu Unity

Unity is the default desktop environment of Ubuntu 17.04 and older. It was replaced with GNOME since Ubuntu 17.10. Learn more about Nuvola's integration features for Unity.

When you close Nuvola window, it keeps playing in the background. You can then control it with following integration features:

Tip: If you enable Desktop Notifications, you will be notified on a track change.

Background Playback in elementaryOS

The elementaryOS's desktop environment is called Pantheon Learn more about Nuvola's integration features for elementaryOS.

When you close Nuvola window, it keeps playing in the background. You can then control it with following integration features:

Tip: If you enable Desktop Notifications, you will be notified on a track change.


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