Instantly fetches the lyrics of the currently playing spotify song, or any song, and displays it on a window.
A linux application with a very convinient GUI. Build with Python Gtk+3 (gi).
You can either download an AppImage or install from source.
AppImage runs on most of the Linux distros.
.AppImage file of the latest version from the releases
Make the file executable (two ways):
Open terminal. Go to the directory of the downloaded AppImage file. Run the command:
chmod a+x filename.AppImage. (where
filename is your downloaded AppImage)
Or you can also use GUI: (see this)
Run the file by double-clicking it. (or from terminal using the command:
The first time you run it, it will ask you to integrate the file with system. Click
Yes. This will create a desktop entry in you Applications list, and you can start the app from your Applications also.
To install from source, you will need to install the required dependencies first (shown below):
Shown below is installation and running with Python 2.
sudo apt install python-gi python-dbus gir1.2-appindicator3-0.1
sudo apt install python-requests python-bs4 python-lxml
(requests, lxml and bs4 can be install from
pip install requests lxml beautifiulsoup4)
sudo pacman -S python2-dbus python2-requests python2-lxml python2-beautifulsoup4 python2-gobject libappindicator-gtk3
sudo dnf install dbus-python python-gobject libappindicator-gtk3 python2-requests python-beautifulsoup4 python2-lxml
Download the zip archive from the releases and extract it. (Or clone this repository.
git clone https://github.com/bhrigu123/Instant-Lyrics.git
Go inside the cloned/extracted folder
Run the command
The icon will appear in the system tray (indicator panel). You can start using the application from there.
If you have installed from source, you can either use the application from the terminal, or create a launcher shortcut (which will add the application in your launcher menu):
You can find several ways of doing so. You can also follow the below steps:
(From the terminal)
sudo touch /usr/share/applications/instant-lyrics.desktop. (Creates a new file in /usr/share/applications).
Open this new file with an editor. Eg. opening with gedit:
gedit /usr/share/applications/instant-lyrics.desktop. Paste the following in it:
[Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=Instant Lyrics Comment=Show lyrics of songs instantly Icon=[path of icon] Exec=python [path of python file] Terminal=false
[path of icon] with the complete path of the icon. The icon is present in
icons/instant-lyrics.svg inside the root directory of the repository.
[path of python file] with the complete path of the file
InstantLyrics.py which is also in the root directory of the repo.
These two lines should look something like:
Icon=/home/ubuntu/Instant-Lyrics/icons/instant-lyrics.svg Exec=python /home/ubuntu/Instant-Lyrics/InstantLyrics.py
You should be able to see the
Instant Lyrics application shortcut in your launcher menu.
Create an issue to discuss the changes/modifications before sending a PR.
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