Now that Corebird isn't fully functional anymore thanks to yet another Twitter API change, I wanted a way to have my twitter feed on its own window, just like an app.
I came up with the idea of using a dedicated Firefox profile named "twitter" using firefox -p, some Firefox UI customization and some shell magic to make it look like the part, it should work on any recent Linux/BSD/exotic Unix-like with minimal adjustments.
Sorry for the (very) odd formatting but the code block on ZeroBlog is broken it seems so I am pasting it within a quote block, if anyone has a better way... :p
firefox -P "twitter" -no-remote https://mobile.twitter.com &
while [ 1 ]
IS_READY=$(wmctrl -l | grep "Twitter - Mozilla Firefox")
if [ $? -eq 0 ]
wmctrl -r "Twitter - Mozilla Firefox" -e 0,1620,0,0,1080
wmctrl -r "Twitter - Mozilla Firefox" -b add,skip_taskbar
wmctrl(1) is used to put the window on the right part of my screen at boot time and to hide it from my taskbar, I think it looks pretty good on my desktop :
Happy scripting !