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Linux Twitter App Corebird Just Got an Update

corebird 1.3 compose box screenshot

Corebird, the GTK+ desktop Twitter app for Linux, has been updated.

The app made our list of must-have apps for Ubuntu — and it’s easy to see why. It’s a well made, well designed app, and offers all the features Twitter users need, but inside a native desktop frame with tight system integration.

Corebird 1.4

Bug fixes make up the bulk of the Corebird 1.4 release, with notable fixes addressing the way images in quote-retweets appear, using the app on Wayland, and ensuring that the retweet/like count updates correctly when viewing a tweet.

Images in quoted tweets now look better, like they belong to the quoted tweet and not the quoting tweet.

And as someone who regularly sends  before re-reading them for glaringly obvious typos, I appreciate that it’s now possible to delete tweets from the tweet info page as well as the timeline.

corebird logo

Elsewhere, GTK + dependency has been bumped from 3.16 to 3.18, meaning that some users running older Ubuntu versions will not be able to upgrade to the latest release. This won’t affect you if you’r running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS as this includes GNOME 3.18.

Other changes in Corebird 1.4 include:

  • Username autocomplete shows more results
  • Hit ‘q’ shortcut on a focused tweet to quote-tweet it
  • Progress bar on videos
  • Profile view now show larger user avatars
  • Profile view now show full profile banner

How To Install Corebird 1.4 on Ubuntu

Older versions of Corebird are available to install from the Ubuntu Software app on both Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10.

The latest release, Corebird 1.4, is available to download as source from Github.

If you don’t fancy compiling it from source (neither do I) you can upgrade to the latest version of Corebird on Ubuntu by using one of the installers below, or by adding the unofficial Corebird PPA maintained by ~pandajim to your apt list.

Download Corebird 1.4 for Ubuntu (64-bit)

Download Corebird 1.4 for Ubuntu (32-bit)

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