[guispeak] McTwit 2.7 released

  • From: Jamal Mazrui <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, program-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, uaccess-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2010 11:06:32 -0500 (EST)


or .zip for a portable version

Fixed the Follower and Leader commands based on updated Twitter API requirements. Made the installer for JAWS scripts work on 64-bit Windows.

Added support for the recent API feature that standardizes retweets. The 3tweet command, Alt+3, now prompts whether to do a standard or custom retweet. The standard behavior does not allow one to add comments -- it is a verbatim relay of the prior text. The custom option works like before, allowing one to edit the text and add comments before or after the original text. There is less built-in support for a custom retweet in the Twitter API and web interface. It is like a tweet that indicates your source and sends a copy to the @author retweeted.

The New command, Alt+N, now includes standard retweets sent by your leaders. The original author of a standard retweet is shown in the second line of the viewing area.

The /search command, Alt+Slash, now prompts whether to search messages or users. The messages choice works like before. The Users choice will prompt for a search query, using the same syntax as the Find People page on the twittter.com web site. The results are displayed as a user list, similar to the Followers or Leaders command. Tab to the viewing area (or press Alt+V) for additional information about the selected user in the list. Press Alt+X for extra information. Use the Join command, Alt+J, if you want to start following the person.

The 2tweet command, Alt+2, now prompts for confirmation if you start to reply publicly to a direct message. Fixed a problem on Windows Vista and above where the McTwit window was not activated after populating a list of messages or users.

Added the official Twitter blog to the list of URLs offerred by the Go command (when no items are in the list). Created a compilation of about 150 topics from the support section of the Twitter web site. The files TwitterHelpGuide.txt and TwitterHelpGuide.htm are located in the McTwit program folder. The HTML version may also be opened with the McTwit Help command, with an option in the McTwit program group of the Windows Start Menu, or with the following link.

I have also made the McTwit documentation available separately at


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