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DesktopLyrics

DesktopLyrics is an application that displays the lyrics of the song currently playing in "iTunes" right on your desktop. The lyrics for the song have to be set in iTunes; DesktopLyrics does nothing to fetch them if they aren't available in iTunes. If you don't want to set all your lyrics manually, you can use an application like "Harmonic".

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  •  06 Jul 2012 18:22

    Release Notes: This is the last version of DesktopLyrics 1.x. Visit the website to learn how to upgrade to version 2.0. This release improves compatibility Mac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion", adds visual improvements for Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion" and newer, improves stability, defaults to running in 64-bit mode, and fixes the "hide lyrics" HotKey to last permanently, not only until the next song.

    •  02 Jan 2010 21:01

      Release Notes: A bug where DesktopLyrics would display a dash when iTunes is not running was fixed. Stability was improved. A link was added to "Get Lyrical". DesktopLyrics automatically restarts itself when turning off visibility in the Dock.

      •  17 Sep 2009 22:07

        Release Notes: The minimum system requirements have been raised to Mac OS X 10.5. Do not directly upgrade from a release older than 1.0.2, or your preferences won't be taken over. The communication with iTunes was completely reimplemented based on the "ScriptingBridge" for improved performance and reliability. 64-bit support (on Intel) was added, but by default it starts in 32-bit mode. The option to change the current lyrics page with the arrow keys was added. The specified text shadow was added to the page index text. The CrashReport sending facility was fixed to only send "real" crashes.

        •  24 Feb 2009 22:27

          Release Notes: Users of Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" have to update manually to this release, since the update check has been disabled on this platform already. Multiple issues where the page-choose-buttons would be positioned incorrectly, possibly obscuring the lyrics display, have been fixed. A possible crash has been fixed. The update check, which would still check for updates even if disabled, has been fixed. Fonts unsuitable for lyrics display are filtered out. Font minimum and maximum size is restricted to 3 - 30 to prevent problems.

          •  29 Dec 2008 00:28

            Release Notes: The minimum system requirements have been raised to Mac OS X 10.4. Users of Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" have to update manually to this release, since the update check has been disabled on this platform already. Minimum font size prevents lyrics from becoming unreadably small. Lyrics not fitting in the destination area with the minimum size are are displayed on multiple "pages". The currently viewed lyrics page can be toggled with small buttons embedded in the lyrics display. This release can hide the dummy lyrics iTunes sends for Ogg files ("(null)".

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