Sunamu: displaying lyrics for the currently playing music on the desktop in Linux

be a feast for the eyes music widget (or controllers).

This is Sunamu’s sole focus, and it does its job quite well.

Sunamu is a fascinating tool. It’s not a music player, but you can view and control the music you’re playing.

I’m not a fan of having a floating widget in my primary workspace, but Sunamu’s minimal yet elegant approach changed my mind!

So I’ll walk you through the features, installation, configuration tweaks, and my experience with it.

Sunamu: An open source music controller


Once you have downloaded the package, use the given command to install it:

sudo dpkg -i sunamu_2.0.0_amd64.deb
nano ~/.config/sunamu/config.json5

Make the changes in the Electrons section as indicated below (to enable colors and disable texts):

electron: {
      type: 'electron',
      widgetMode: true,
      colors: true,
      font: '',
      theme: 'default',
      showLyrics: false,

This is what the final configuration file should look like:

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