I want my Yellow Tweetdeck back!

by mediocremum on 30/01/2012

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My computer kept freezing and I finally worked out that it was Tweetdeck that was causing this.  I’ve had it happen before and usually sorted it with an uninstall and a reinstall of the newest version of Tweetdeck along with Adobe Air, which can be very flaky.

The Problem

However, I receive a very nasty shock when I did so.  The people of Twitter have been messing about with it and I really didn’t like the new ‘Blue’ version.  It took me ages to work out how to turn of the sound notifications and I couldn’t turn off the real-time updates.  I follow nearly 2000 people so you can see it was a bit of a problem, my timeline was making me motion sick and it sounded like a techno rave!

I’m a heavy user of Tweetdeck, with over 100,000 tweets and I manage several accounts.  I’ve tried others like Seismic and Hootsuite.  I use Hootsuite on my phone and Ipad but I really don’t get on with it on my desktop, as it’s missing a couple of my favourite features, like auto-complete of names, new followers column and the ability to filter tweets.

Thanks to @tipyourhat, @chickenprincess and @secretstef I managed to resurrect the old yellow version of Tweetdeck.

Here is what I did:

1) Via the control panel I uninstalled both Tweetdeck and Adobe Air.

2) This is the important bit.  Then I ran a registry cleaner to remove any redundant files that may have been left behind.  The first time I tried to reinstall I didn’t do this and the problem with crashing resumed.  I use the free version of CCleaner.

3) Then I reinstalled Adobe Air as you need it to run Tweetdeck.

4) Then using the link at the bottom of this post, Old Tweetdeck please come back, I reinstalled the older version of Tweetdeck.

Thanks everyone!  Normal tweeting has resumed!





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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 MrChaoS420 February 1, 2012 at 3:45 am

you are a friggen legend!! thankyou :D ahh so much better then the blue shit!


2 Eddie February 1, 2012 at 4:06 am

Just want to say again how much we appreciate you. Many friends here say thank you.. What a mess with ‘Blue Twitter’


3 Lisa Brown February 8, 2012 at 1:54 pm

How did you figure out how to turn off the sound? It’s been driving me crazy lately. :|


4 quasim February 22, 2012 at 6:50 pm

man i was mad they made that blue tweet deck its some real bull


5 relzner February 27, 2012 at 11:48 am

Thank you sir.


6 Fei March 26, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Thank you! Finally I found my yellow twitter back :)


7 Helen Rhodes April 29, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Followed your excellent instructions when the PC version went ‘blue’ looks like their trying the same caper on my Mac version now, will this work I wonder? will try now I’ve refound this blog post.



8 sheena May 9, 2012 at 5:10 pm

May I know if there’s any way to fix the problem in the old Tweetdeck version?
I can’t see my DP anymore ;A;
Thanks a lot for this post btw. I don’t like the blue bird version at all even though I can see my DP there ;A;


9 Chara May 11, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Thank you! I only have one problem left. Maybe you can help me. Tweets in foreign languages, like Korean, won’t be shown… Why? What can I do?


10 joo May 13, 2012 at 5:09 pm

yeah. me too. I can’t read what my korean friend is tweeting me T_T


11 Chara May 14, 2012 at 8:08 am

Found a solution!
Try hitting the “Translate this update”-Button under the field where you are writing your tweets! Set the language to “Korean” (or any other you need). After that my Korean tweets (recieved and written) were shown again! But one problem is still there. There is this option for translating foreign tweets from others in another language… Doesn’t work. Why?


12 chantal June 14, 2012 at 1:56 pm

thank you so much for posting and sharing this……i just got a new computer and the blue tweetdeck wouldnt work at all.


13 Helen Rhodes June 19, 2012 at 6:21 pm

AnyOne having any luck with reinstating on a mac yet?


14 Monica June 26, 2012 at 10:13 pm

How do I have to use the CCleaner?


15 mediocremum September 4, 2012 at 8:58 pm

You don’t have too, it was because my computer was playing up in general.


16 Catrina Murray September 6, 2012 at 2:47 am

I’ve done all the steps and it works fine on my home computer but at work I get “Problem clearing facebook session” when trying to add my fb account – has anyone else seen this or knows how to fix it please???


17 Helen Rhodes September 7, 2012 at 8:59 am

Still waiting to know if anyone has made this work on a MAC please, if yes will try again thanks folks.


18 Rebecca March 21, 2013 at 11:02 am

OH, I want the old version back – but my old computer died so I think I’m stuck. But, please share – HOW did you turn off the notifications????? The sub – sonar sound is driving me nuts!


19 Helen March 21, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Hi Rebecca,

Go to ‘spanner’ settings then notifications and drag the volume slider all the way down.


20 Bryon July 26, 2013 at 3:50 am

Looks like Yellow TweetDeck has finally died. So sad now.


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