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.
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!