Macro to Copy Twitterrific Links

September 10, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

I thought I was alone when it came to my extreme annoyance at how Twitterrific copies links to Tweets. That is, until the latest Hypercritical After Dark. Cap'n Siracusa complained about the same thing. Twitterrific copies tweet links as plists.

Copies as this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<string>http://twitter.com/hotdogsladies/status/245307897628729344</string>
</plist>

So here's my macro that fixes the nonsensical way Twitterrific copies tweet links:

It's difficult to see the search string in the "Search and Replace" actions. The first search string is:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<string>

The second search string:

</string>
</plist>

So now I can copy a link from Twitterrific and easily paste just the URL to the tweet.

http://twitter.com/hotdogsladies/status/245307897628729344

It's a dumb macro for a dumb problem and I didn't want to waste time making it more robust. I wouldn't have written this post, except that it sounds like I'm not the only one with this problem.

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