Twitter WDT for PPC OSX

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On: 2014-04-14 23:30:28
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On: 2017-04-29 09:27:04
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  • Twitter WDT icon
  • Twitter WDT seen in background on desktop

What is Twitter WDT for PPC OSX?

Twitter WDT is an Applescript (PowerPC OSX 10.4) Twitter client based on Steven Frank's (http://www.stevenf.com/) WebDesktop.  Since Twitter's new API came out this year, it has been very difficult to find a non-browser based way to use the popular social networking app, and while the good folks at http://www.gettwidget.com/ have been working on it, there is no current background client to handle the job.  

So Twitter WDT uses WebDesktop to log you into Twitter and create a wallpaper on your desktop that is actually a Webkit browser, sitting behind all of your other applications and icons.  It updates, by default, every 5 minutes and will not take control if you interact with the desktop.  To Tweet/Reply, hold COMMAND and click TAB until WebDesktop is selected and then the application will respond to direct clicks like a normal web-page.  To go back to normal desktop mode, just click on another window or COMMAND-TAB back to Finder or another app, and it will continue as before - visible and updating in the background.  

On its own WebDesktop has only very simple controls and is not able to remember bookmarks or passwords so Twitter WDT, acts as a launcher that opens WebDesktop, launches www.twitter.com and inputs both your username/email and password.  

• To Open, just double-click on Twitter WDT.

• To Close, double-click on Twitter WDT a second time.

• To adjust refresh rate: click on Preferences, in WebDesktop.  It defaults to 5-minutes, and can be set as low as 1, but this can be inconvenient if a refresh occurs while you are refining your inspirational thoughts down to 140 characters!  I recommend 5 or 10 minutes ideally.  Also, if you are following a lot of people, and have refresh set to 1-minute, there is also a danger that Twitter might reset your connection as the new API has a bandwidth cutoff if too many tweets pass to you in a given time.

 


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Compatibility notes

Architecture: PPC

Mac OS X 10.4

 

 


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