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Twittereeze is a SIMBL (Smart InputManager Bundle Loader) extension for Twitterific (freeware), a Mac OS X client for the Twitter service. Twittereeze aims to improve Twitterific's user experience in small ways.

While Twitterific itself is a nice little app to send and receive 'tweets', i.e. change your own status and stay up-to-date on that of others, I primarily use Twitter in a similar manner to an IM network's status message. Thanks to AppleScript, the status messages of iChat (AIM/.mac/ICQ, Jabber/Google Talk/LiveJournal), Skype and Adium (many, many protocols) can be
What's New
Version 1.0.2:
  • Scrolling through list now makes sure the currently selected item is also visible.
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • Twittereeze requires a Twitter account and Twitterific 1.0 as well as an installed SIMBL. It currently comes with no preferences of its own; the aforementioned shortcuts are thus far hardcoded






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Dan Brendstrup commented on 24 Jan 2007
Awesome! I just installed Twitterrific today and had already gotten tired of not having a global hotkey to call up the window, so Twittereeze saved my day.

I can't seem to tab between the list of tweets and the post field any longer, though, so now I only have the Twittereeze shortcuts (ctrl-arrows) to move between tweets. Am I the only one with that problem?

Aside from that, this is perfect (and should be built into Twitterrific asap).
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Sören Kuklau (developer) replied on 25 Jan 2007
Glad you like it.

"I can't seem to tab between the list of tweets and the post field any longer, though"

Indeed, Twittereeze currently keeps making the text field frontmost, unless the other text field (the currently selected "tweet", in light blue) is selected; this is intentional.

Out of curiosity, is there a particular reason you want the table to be frontmost, i.e. something you cannot do with this setup?
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Dan Brendstrup replied on 25 Jan 2007
Well, it's no biggie but it means that I can no longer use Twitteriffic's built in alt-arrow shortcut to jump to the first and last tweets, if I want to read them in chronological order.

And to move between tweets with the Twittereeze ctrl-arrow shortcut I have to press the combination for each move and can't e.g. hold down ctrl-down arrow to quickly scroll to the bottom of the list.

As I said, not a deal-breaker, and if that's the tradeoff for having the textfield always frontmost then it's worth it, I'd say.
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Sören Kuklau (developer) replied on 25 Jan 2007
«Well, it's no biggie but it means that I can no longer use Twitteriffic's built in alt-arrow shortcut to jump to the first and last tweets, if I want to read them in chronological order.»

Oh!

1.0.1 fixes that. Let me know if it doesn't work as expected.

«And to move between tweets with the Twittereeze ctrl-arrow shortcut I have to press the combination for each move and can't e.g. hold down ctrl-down arrow to quickly scroll to the bottom of the list.»

Hm, yes. I need to look into that.
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Dan Brendstrup replied on 28 Jan 2007
Thanks for the swift work!

Pretty great to return from a computer-less weekend and find that you've fixed the problem already! :) That somewhat invalidates my complaint about not being able to quickly scroll through tweets with the keys pressed -- I don't really need to now that the jump-to-bottom shortcut works again.

In the Very Minor Gripe department, the alt-arrow now jumps to the bottom-most tweet, but the list of tweets doesn't scroll to reflect the new position (i.e. it still shows the top of the list). Twitteriffic displays this correctly without Twittereeze installed.

After jumping to the bottom of the list all the tweets in between (i.e. the entire list) are marked as read even though they haven't actually been displayed to the user. But that seems to be a feature/bug of Twitteriffic and not Twittereeze, so I won't bug you with that... :)

Thanks again for the quick bug-fixing!
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Sören Kuklau (developer) replied on 28 Jan 2007
«In the Very Minor Gripe department, the alt-arrow now jumps to the bottom-most tweet, but the list of tweets doesn't scroll to reflect the new position (i.e. it still shows the top of the list). Twitteriffic displays this correctly without Twittereeze installed.»

I added a minor change in 1.0.2 that should fix this. Let me know.

«After jumping to the bottom of the list all the tweets in between (i.e. the entire list) are marked as read even though they haven't actually been displayed to the user. But that seems to be a feature/bug of Twitteriffic and not Twittereeze, so I won't bug you with that... :)»

Hm, yes. The way Twitterrific marks something as "new" as opposed to "read" occurs to me as rather random.

Thanks for the feedback.
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Dan Brendstrup replied on 29 Jan 2007
Indeed, once again you've fixed the bug in record time! Brilliant.

Alt-arrow scrolling now works correctly. But of course in the mean time Twitterrific has been updated to 1.1 and no longer wants to boogie with Twittereeze. Neither the app nor the plugin works as expected.

But disabling the plugin solves the issue for now. And now that a global hotkey has been implemented in Twitterrific (configurable, even!), one of your plugin's main features has been made obsolete, it seems. I'll let you know if I think up any new nifty features you can implement in its place... :)
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mikelite had trouble on 01 May 2008
doesn't seem to work with 'iffic 3.1



eeze sounds fantastic, any updates or tips I can try?
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Date:28 Jan 2007
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Twittereeze is a SIMBL (Smart InputManager Bundle Loader) extension for Twitterific (freeware), a Mac OS X client for the Twitter service. Twittereeze aims to improve Twitterific's user experience in small ways.

While Twitterific itself is a nice little app to send and receive 'tweets', i.e. change your own status and stay up-to-date on that of others, I primarily use Twitter in a similar manner to an IM network's status message. Thanks to AppleScript, the status messages of iChat (AIM/.mac/ICQ, Jabber/Google Talk/LiveJournal), Skype and Adium (many, many protocols) can be changed through a simple API. With Twittereeze enabled, any status that Twitterific sends to Twitter as a 'tweet' automatically becomes your status on those three applications as well, provided you have them running.

Moreover, Twittereeze makes the 'What are you doing?' text field frontmost (except when it doesn't make sense), so you can typically type right away, and it adds the following keyboard shortcuts:
  • cmd-F11 for globally toggling the Twitterific window (and, where applicable, making it frontmost)
  • cmd-shift-F11 for globally making the Twitterific window frontmost
  • ctrl-up and ctrl-down for navigating the list of recent tweets while the 'What are you doing?' text field is frontmost
  • opt-up and opt-down, like Twitterrific itself, to jump to the beginning or end of the tweets list.


In a nutshell, it eliminates many, many cases of having to unnecessarily switch between keyboard and mouse to use the interface.


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