Twitter for Mac: Use the Hidden (Secret) Features

Posted January 7, 2011 by Rob Rogers in Apple Mac, Internet

If you’ve installed the Twitter for Mac application from the App Store, then you should use some (or all) of the features hidden inside.

1. Close Twitter for Mac.

2.Open Terminal and execute the desired commands from below:

Prevent repeating avatars on a user profile timeline:
defaults write com.twitter.twitter-mac UserTimelineDerepeater -bool true

Scroll over window will bring to front:
defaults write com.twitter.twitter-mac ScrollingMakesKeyAndOrdersFront -bool true

Type anywhere to automatically start a new tweet:
defaults write com.twitter.twitter-mac TypeAnywhereToTweet -bool true

Hide application in background:
defaults write com.twitter.twitter-mac HideInBackground -bool true

Compose windows float over all windows:
defaults write com.twitter.twitter-mac NormalComposeWindowLevel -bool false

ESC closes compose windows:
defaults write com.twitter.twitter-mac ESCClosesComposeWindow -bool true


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  • Brian

    Occasionally Twitter won’t be able to send out a tweet and when closing the app it says that you have unsent tweets.

    I have never been able to find these in the app and I’ve look low and high for them and can not find out where Twitter stores them.

    Do you know where they are hidden from view?