New extensions for the gnome shell appears by the day. Today its a ‘musicplayers’ extension. This new gnome shell extension will add a new menu to the gnome shell top panel and allows you to control various aspects of the allow you to control different music players through the menu.
In its current form it allow you to control three music players, banshee, rhythmbox and clementine. There is volume control options, shuffle, repeat, album art (even though I couldn’t get it working). You can play, pause, go to previous, next songs from the menu itself.
You could just use the scroll button to control the volume like the volume control in the menu. That means you dont have to click on the volume menu to decrease or increase the volume.
To install it you can download the content from here and then copy the ‘mediasplayers@ycdref’ folder to your gnome shell extensions directory (~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/).Restart Gnome Shell by pressing ([Alt]+[F2], r).