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As you guys know, new desktop Tweetdeck is out for Windows and Mac.

I am using Tweetdeck on Air in my Ubuntu. On their website, Air based version is not available.

Can I get that blue iconed Tweetdeck on Ubuntu?

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Adobe AIR for linux is no longer supported. However Tweetdeck has an awesome web client that I use:

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It's in the Chrome store or you can just go to in Firefox.

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Jorge, I knew this. But I want the native app. Chrome closed. Tweetdeck closed. Not a good thing for me. :) – Tahir Akram Dec 17 '11 at 10:35
Are you aware of any good tweetdeck alternative for Ubuntu 12.04? – user24668 May 13 '12 at 14:21

Just install wine Install wine. It's available in the Software Center. Or run:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine

Then you can just go to and click on the download button. That will install it under Wine.

I'm using 12.04, and I have Wine installed, and actually just installed tweetdeck before I posted this, so I can verify it does in fact work.

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I know my answer is very similar to the other ones, but I was facing same issue one week ago, and I wanna share the experience to finally being 'able' (or mostly) to use TweetDeck as Linux app.

I tried Polly, then Birdie, but nah, I was missing TweetDeck because of the look and feel and the way better column management that TD has compared to Polly. So I started using it from the browser in Chrome, as the Chrome-App.

Then it ocurred to me that may be I was able to create a link from Ubuntu Apps directly to the Chrome-App, just as you do it from your Android/iOS/FirefoxOS phones. I looked all over and I found the way to do it.

So summing up, all you gotta do is:

  • Open Google Chrome / Chromium (whichever one is fine)
  • Go to the TweetDeck WebApp
  • Go to Menu > Tools > Create Application Shortcut... (When into the TD App)

menu in chrome

(from now on the next ones are optional)

  • Accept creating the icon in Desktop


  • Search for a nice image to use it as Logo and download it in the Desktop (because the other one is like 10x10px (I used this one)
  • Right click the "WebApp" in Desktop, go to "Properties" and drag the icon image in top of the one in the Properties Window

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  • Open the "WebApp"
  • Lock it to Launcher

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  • Enjoy

Well, now I'm pretty happy again with a great Twitter Linux "Client", It works exactly same way as it used to work in Windows.

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