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It would be fantastic to have the ability to search for and select music from my Grooveshark account right there within the Dash.

I was under the impression this scope would be created during the Ubuntu App Developer Week (Sept. 5th-9th). It was listed in the agenda --->> http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2011/09/01/ubuntu-11-10-development-update-9/

Has anyone seen this loose in the wild yet?

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Yes! To install the Grooveshark lens in Unity open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and enter the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unity-scope-grooveshark

Found on http://www.webupd8.org/2011/11/grooveshark-scope-for-unity-music-lens.html

"David Callé has released a Grooveshark scrope for the Unity Music lens which lets you search for music on Grooveshark from Dash. The new scope uses the free Grooveshark API and clicking on a search result opens a new tab in your default browser, playing the selected song.

According to David, there are a few known issues though, such as:

  • the results open in different tabs and aren't enqueued
  • results in the local collection are not deduplicated
  • some searches don't display any results due to some encoding errors
  • sometimes cover art isn't displayed the first time you search for something"

Thanks to Andrew and David

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