Sunamu: Display lyrics for currently playing music on Linux desktop

Being eye candy music widget (or controller).

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

Sunamu is an intriguing tool. It’s not a music player, but it lets you display the music you’re playing and control it.

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

So, I will walk you through its features, installation, configuration settings and my experience with it.

Sunamu: An open source music controller


After you finish downloading the package, use the given command to install it:

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

Make changes in the electronic section as given 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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