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Twitterrifically Frustrated

I’m entirely willing to admit that this is me being a half-blind doof, but how do I change the Twitter account in Twitterrific?  I set it up to talk to one of my accounts, and I want to change that so it logs into and updates the other account.  I poked around the application preferences, dug through the package contents, and searched my hard drive for related preference and application support files.  I came up empty.  So now, O LazyWeb, help me, please!

(Anyone who knows me well is probably now surprised that this was not a post about how frustrated I am that they left off the second “f” in the application’s name.)

Update: the login information is stored in the Keychain (thanks, Dan!).  I altered the login information via Keychain Access, and that fixed things.  What I found interesting is that Twiterrific stores an e-mail address as the login, not the username.  So what happens if someone signs up two usernames via the same e-mail address?  How would Twitterrific tell the difference?

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    • #1
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    • Tue 23 Jan 2007
    • 1426
    Dan wrote in to say...

    I’m not entirely sure but I think the user name and password combination is stored in your keychain.

    • #2
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    • Tue 23 Jan 2007
    • 1526
    Frank Taillandier wrote in to say...

    I had the same frustration.
    Have you tried other Twitterapps like Twitterpost or even less annoying and more practical dashboard widget TwitterLex ?

    • #3
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    • Tue 23 Jan 2007
    • 1616
    tanja wrote in to say...

    Visit, logout and login with another account, Twitterrific shares the cookie I believe

    • #4
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    • Tue 23 Jan 2007
    • 1700
    Eric Meyer wrote in to say...

    Dan‘s the winner: the information is located in the Keychain. Going in and changing the e-mail address fixed the problem. Which leads me to wonder: what if you have two Twitter accounts that use the same e-mail and password? (Or is that even possible?) How would Twitterrific distinguish between them without the username, which the Keychain doesn’t seem to store? Ah, so many questions for so little content…

    Tanja, I’d already tried that, but it hadn’t worked. Besides, Twitterrific can access Twitter even when I’m completely logged out via the web, so I’m pretty sure it doesn’t rely on the cookie. I could certainly be wrong, though!

    • #5
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    • Tue 23 Jan 2007
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    Chris Hunt wrote in to say...

    Second F in the application’s name? There’s only one F in terrific.

    • #6
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    • Tue 23 Jan 2007
    • 1941
    David Chartier wrote in to say...

    I haven’t tried it, but I’m *pretty* sure you can’t sign up for two accounts with the same email address anyway. I’ve been caught at other sites in the past trying to do this – once or twice I hvaen’t been able to remember an old login, and I simply try signing up with a new account only to be denied because the email I’m using is already on record.

    • #7
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    • Tue 23 Jan 2007
    • 2255
    Eric Meyer wrote in to say...

    Well, crap. How long have I been misspelling “terrific”?

    Talk about frustrating!

    • #8
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    • Wed 24 Jan 2007
    • 0831
    John Evans wrote in to say...

    The API uses the email and not a user name.

    All of the methods (except for the public timeline) require user authentication via Basic Auth. The username is the email address you have stored on Twitter, the password, your password.

    Taken from here

    • #9
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    • Wed 24 Jan 2007
    • 0841
    Colin D. Devroe wrote in to say...

    The part that frustrates me more, about Twitterrific, is that it is not a “normal” window. It doesn’t show up in CMD+TAB, on the dock, or in Exposé. Am I the only one that feels this is bad form?

    • #10
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    • Wed 24 Jan 2007
    • 1110
    Eric Meyer wrote in to say...

    Nope, Colin. I’ve come to the same conclusion. It definitely needs to become modal, especially since it sometimes drops into Spinning Beachball of Death mode and so covers up other applications I want to use until the beachball goes away and I can close it. TwitterPost makes a good alternative on that score, since it’s an application instead of a service or whatever nature of beastie Twitterrific actually is, although one must admit that TwitterPost isn’t nearly as purty.

    • #11
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    • Wed 24 Jan 2007
    • 1210
    Ben wrote in to say...

    I’ve just tried signing up using the email address I registered my existing twitter user with, and it told me the email address is already in use. I’m not too surprised by this; a lot of places use email as a unique identifier; on twitter both username and email must be unique, not just the combination of the two.

    As far as how Twitterific’s UI works, I think it would be far better implemented as a modal window and used something like Growl for tweet alerts (which had me thinking; why hasn’t Apple just integrated Growl directly into OS X yet? I use it for so many things…)

    Final comment; Eric, I have just two days ago had a sight test and am wearing my new prescription contact lenses, yet I can barely read the text I’m typing into this textarea. Could the text not be a little bit bigger?

    • #12
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    • Thu 25 Jan 2007
    • 0459
    Alexander Graf wrote in to say...

    Personally I don’t like Twitteriffic. Oh, I love the looks but the type of winow Twitteriffic uses just doesn’t cut it for me. It should either be a “normal” modal window and show up in Apple+Tab or it should be glued to the Desktop like Samurize for Windows does.

    And about the e-mail login thingy… You can login to twitter on the website with just your e-mail address too. I think it’s either not possible to sign up for 2 accounts with the same e-mail or they have a serious problem with their database concept…

    • #13
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    • Thu 8 Mar 2007
    • 0150
    Sarah Dopp wrote in to say...

    Thank you for this post! I googled “twitterrific change login” and this quickly solved my problem! You’ve done well in adding to our collective webbernet knowledgebase.

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