A few months ago one of our clients mentioned how frustrated they were with Twitter. Apparently Twitter changed the rules and decided programs like Tweepi and UnTweeps can no longer have a check all box in their program. This really is not a big deal unless you have a very active twitter account and are following and unfollowing many people at a time. With this new change Twitter has forced it’s users to manually check or uncheck each box when using these types of programs. This seems a bit silly and for some twitter users has added an additional hour or more to their twitter managing process!
So how do you check or uncheck all boxes when using Tweepi or UnTweeps? If you are a Mozilla Firefox user I have a very quick solution for you! All you need is a simple add-on program called CheckFox. CheckFox allows you to check or uncheck checkboxes for any website. (say that one fast 3 times!)
To add CheckFox to your Mozilla Firefox browser follow these steps:
- Click on Tools at the top of the browser and select Add-ons
- Once the Add-ons window is opened, click on the Get Add-ons tab
- In the search box, search for CheckFox
- Add to Firefox
- Download and then close and reopen Firefox
The next time you are on any website with checkboxes you can highlight or select all and then right click your mouse and you will have an option to Check or Uncheck. (with Tweepi is seems you have to have your curser above the old “check all” box by the ? in Follow?)
Are you confused? If you do not use Twitter tools like Tweepi or UnTweeps to follow or unfollow twitter users this could be very confusing! In the future I will write about the benefits of using Tweepi and UnTweeps to manage your twitter followers. In the mean time for those who do use these programs I hope you find this helpful. Happy checking!
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