How to remove twitter from the share menu?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Pagemakers, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. Pagemakers macrumors 68000

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    How do I remove twitter from the share menu in Safari 6?

    I have no interest in it being there at all and hope this is not how twitter and Facebook are going to plague iOS6.
     
  2. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Just don't click on it, nobody's forcing you. Don't think you can remove it anyway.
     
  3. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It’s just unnecessary clutter if you aren’t a twitter or FB user.
     
  4. ixodes macrumors 601

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    I'm with you.

    For me, that's but one of several annoyances. ML is littered with visual elements of iOS. A reminder I'm not fond of.
     
  5. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    I take your point, but it's just like any other menu option. I may not ever use the 'hide' option in the File menu, doesn't mean I have to get rid of it. It's just extra functionality you may one day want.
     
  6. gatearray macrumors 65816

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    It's not really the same thing, though, is it?


    I don't want to see any unactivated accounts in my sharing menus or on iOS, it just doesn't make sense. Where does it end, and who decides which third-party services are included in the pervasive list? If the app didn't come pre-installed on the phone, then it has no place in the menus until I activate an account, period.

    Why doesn't iOS present me with the option to send from Yahoo! every time I click share??? Because I don't have a Yahoo! account activated on my phone.

    Isn't the OS smart enough to only present the available options when sharing? Of course it is. And on OS X there is just no excuse at all for this sort of behavior-- for instance, in 10.8 the Notifications slider does not present a "tweet this" button at the top unless you have at least one Twitter account signed in via System Preferences.

    And why not LinkedIn? Do you see what I mean?

    This all feels like the result of some sort of backdoor deal to run a non-stop advertisement to sign-up for Twitter and FB every time I click the sharing icon, and it's obnoxious. Unless you had skin in the game, I don't think anybody would call this a logical design choice as it pertains to an operating system as a whole, or worse, as a user experience.

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    TL;DR: I don't want to look at the FB logo all day long on my phone, goddamnit! I paid for an Apple iPhone not a Twitbook passing fad. :)
     
  7. slrandall macrumors 6502

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    I understand the point of the person you're talking to, but I think you're right. In NC, the Tweet option doesn't show up until you've added an account. Why should it in menu items?
     
  8. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    Color me a cynic but I do believe Twitter and FB actually worked out some kind of monetary arrangement to have their names built right into the OS. (If so they are paying dearly).
     
  9. ScottishCaptain macrumors 6502a

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    **** that.

    And **** Twitter and Facebook.

    I too paid dearly for my Macintosh hardware. I pay even more for yearly updates now. Every OS release I feel like I'm losing control over the hardware I purchased.

    If you want to advertise in my goddam operating system (yes, MY operating system- the one I paid for the privilege to use), then I better be given that **** for free or the hardware cost should be greatly reduced because I'm being pelted with indirect advertising for features I DO NOT WANT.

    I swear to god, social networks are worse then some religions today. Everyone and every ****ing thing is trying to push you into it so they can data mine your privacy to hell and turn a profit. News flash, social networking retards are NOT entitled to my data. Stay the **** out of my operating system, and stay the **** out of my way.

    -SC
     
  10. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    Preachin' to the choir my friend. My main OS is still snow leopard. :)
     
  11. ScottishCaptain macrumors 6502a

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    So am I.

    I was looking forward to installing and actually using 10.8 since 10.7 was a train wreck of half baked features. Apparently they substituted proper Q/A in 10.8 for Twitter and FB integration instead, so it looks like I'll be bunkering down and using 10.8 inside a VM for yet another wonderful OS release.

    -SC
     
  12. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    Oh my god. Could you overreact any more? Is this the sort of stuff you waste your energy on? Don't you have better things to do and to think about?

    ITS A NON-ISSUE.

    Edit: this was not directed at the OP particularly but more at the militant freaks which were attracted to this thread.
     
  13. Stooby Mcdoobie, Jul 31, 2012
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    edit: Okay after reading all the replies on page two, I can understand where you guys are coming from. I still think it's silly to get so upset, but I know now why you guys are upset. I think the best way to go about this would be to tell Apple directly. Post it on their forums, send them emails, etc..
     
  14. ixodes macrumors 601

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    Perhaps it's time for you to look in the mirror.
     
  15. GerritV macrumors 65816

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    I couldn't agree more with the OP. But I'm getting used to Apple making choices for me :mad:
     
  16. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    1. You're not paying "even more for yearly updates now"; you're paying far less. At $20 a year it will take six major updates (6 years) to equal the cost of a single upgrade pre-SL.

    2. Every operating system and app has features that not everyone uses. Most of us don't flip out and go crazy over it. You're irate over a single word ("Twitter") in a "Share" menu. I never use "Top Sites" in Safari but you don't see me ranting about the fact that there's a "Show Top Sites" option in the History menu.

    It's not a big deal.
     
  17. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    But you can change the Top Sites. They aren't baked into the OS which is the OP's point. Is it worth a law suit? No. But it is a valid concern.
     
  18. east85 macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like you might want to consider switching operating systems. :rolleyes:
     
  19. PaulKemp macrumors 6502

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    In regards to the first post. Facebook doesn't show up until you have added the account and installed the beta since it's not packaged with the original seed.

    I suppose you can reverse engineer the facebook notification centre beta file and some how figure out how to hack the os to hide those buttons. I dont know how that's done though.

    I would report it to Apple as a bug. Preferably the 'tweet' button should not show until you've added the account - as with all services. This is the way it should be, with all meny items.
     
  20. satcomer macrumors 603

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    You HAVE to ADD the FB (coming this fall when FB allows it) or Twitter account in System Preferences->Mail, Contacts & Calendars, to appear throughout the system.
     
  21. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The point of this topic is I have NOT entered any Twitter details yet it appears in all the sharing menus.

    Imagine if Apple included all of the other commercially available social media apps in their menus.

    Personally I would like to see an option in preferences that you simply ticked if you wanted them to appear within the OS. Then everybody is happy.
     
  22. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    Personally I don't use Safari - there are better options out there. Even if I did this is not something which would bother me even though I do not use twitter.

    Since a number of you are complaining so loudly, I'm assuming you have all submitted this as a bug report to Apple already right? :confused:

    If you haven't, might I suggest that would be a better use of your time since that at least has some chance of getting something done about it...unlike complaining here which has zero chance...

    Free registration: https://developer.apple.com/programs/register/

    Then...

    http://bugreport.apple.com/
     
  23. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    I agree with you.

    However, I bet Apple's mentality is that if they don't put those Tweet buttons/Facebook Share buttons that people won't know they can even integrate their accounts on their Mac/iOS device. If they take them away, people may never setup their accounts because they didn't know about it.

    And if that's Apple's mentality, they should allow you to go into the settings and Hide unused social share buttons.

    I don't think this is right based on what everyone else is saying.
     
  24. 50548 Guest

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    Fully agreed - the ones disagreeing with you probably have little knowledge of how Mac systems were cleaner and more streamlined before. I also don't have Twitter and don't want to waste UI space on something that is never used, especially crappy social network stuff.
     
  25. gatearray macrumors 65816

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    You're clearly a FB/Twitter user, but this is not about a "feature not everyone uses"-- if I don't have these third-party, non-factory installed FB Twitter apps or accounts installed on my phone, then why is it presented as an option every time I tap share for the rest of eternity??? I spend 12 hours a day interacting with this Apple stuff, so in all seriousness, that's a lot of confrontations with my delicate sensibilities!

    As I said in my previous post, and as another poster echoed, it seems like Apple got paid by these companies at the expense of my user experience, and that makes me feel sad.

    These companies are not Apple, they are outsiders that I do not support and choose to have nothing to do with. Now, they are in my ****ing house, sleeping on my couch, and impossible to get rid of-- that's why some of us are flipping out!

    Let's try putting something really offensive to you in your house, where you eat, and then we can watch you flip out over it! :)
     

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