DesktopLyrics is an application that displays the lyrics of the song currently playing in "iTunes" right on your desktop. DesktopLyrics features numerous options to customize lyrics display to your liking.

DesktopLyrics does not only display the lyrics but can also display the information about the current song (e.g. title) in a customizable manner. Additionally, you can opt to display the artwork of the song too.
DesktopLyrics allows you to define the font, size, color and shadows for the lyrics and for the song-information separately, so that the lyrics exactly match your taste and desktop picture.

Long lyrics that can't be displayed at once are automatically cut into multiple "pages". You can turn the pages with small buttons embedded into the lyrics display, turn them with hot-key combinations or just have them turned automatically. There is an advanced option for defining the time-code of the page turning.

DesktopLyrics features options to share the current lyrics with your friends by e-mail or by posting them to FaceBook or Twitter. You can also copy them to the clipboard or printing the lyrics.

In addition to the exhaustive settings to customize the lyrics appearance, DesktopLyrics also features a host of options to change its behavior to be as practical as possible. You can display DesktopLyrics in the menubar instead of the Dock, use hot-key combinations to operate it, or change the behavior in case iTunes is paused or the lyrics are empty.

  • Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
  • 64-bit processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or better)

    The lyrics for the song have to be set in iTunes, DesktopLyrics does nothing to fetch lyrics if they aren't available in iTunes. Consult the documentation for help with obtaining lyrics.

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  • What's New
  • Added support for showing the song rating
  • Added support for searching for song lyrics
  • Added support for setting/modifying the song lyrics
  • Added support for lyrics sharing with the "Mountain Lion" native sharing options
  • Added HotKeys for searching lyrics or setting new lyrics
  • Fixed ugly black window on launch with the system setting "reopen windows"
  • Fixed opening preferences window on launch with the system setting "reopen windows"
  • Fixed cosmetic problem related to the Exposé "Show Desktop" function
  • Improved usability by preventing setting problematic configurations
  • Fixed a problem with the HotKeys

  • DesktopLyrics (com.corecode.desktoplyrics) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of

    Operating System: Mac

    Minimum OS version: 10.7

    Copyright: Copyright (c) 2006 - 2015 A. Julian Mayer. All rights reserved.