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26 Aug, 2011 01:05 PM

I've just switched across from Twhirl as it was using lots and lots of bandwidth.

I've 3 twitter accounts for different things. When entering the account details, the UI makes it appear as the bitly url shortener login is specific to that account however looking at the preferences file and also by editing a different account I notice that the shortener details are shared.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by cringer on 26 Aug, 2011 07:09 PM

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    Yes, all accounts share the same account, that is intended by design. As an open source project though anyone is free to volunteer their time and efforts to change things such as this. If you are interested we can point you in the right direction to help out. Thanks.

  2. 2 Posted by Andy on 26 Aug, 2011 09:12 PM

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    I can see there are 2 options.....

    1) Make the setting specific to the account. This would need a change to the code that saves the services-bitly-login value to be account specific. And to change the code that retrieves the value to be account specific.

    However if the fields are shared by design then perhaps this would be better

    2) Move the fields on the preferences UI so they aren't on the edit account but on a separate panel so they don't look like they are in someway linked.

    Where would I find the code/config that determines where those editing fields are?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Ed Finkler on 01 Sep, 2011 08:07 PM

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    Honestly, I wouldn't pursue this in the current desktop codebase. it's essentially deprecated, with no intent of further work on it. If you're motivated, you can of course feel free to do as you wish under the BSD license.

    Feel free to continue as you see fit.

  4. Ed Finkler closed this discussion on 01 Sep, 2011 08:07 PM.

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