Return of the Tweety Bird
July 31, 2023

Hehehe. I got the Tweety Bird back on my desktop! Wahoo! It took several steps, but if you're like me, it will be sooooo worth it. It not only returns your trusted old blue bird at the top of your menu, it also replaces the tiny bird in your tab.

I can't stand the new Xit logo (pronounced "zit") on twitter's webpage. It bothered me so much that I considered writing a Chrome Extension to replace it. Fortunately, a github contributor named cygaar already did the job. It isn't on the extension store yet, but it isn't too hard to install. To make it easier on you, I created this how-to.


Simply download cygaar's Chrome extension. No sweat so far, right?


Click on the zip file and it will unpack in your "Downloads" folder. (It may ask you if you really want to open it, and the answer is yes. I tested it.)


If you're not familiar with installing extensions on Chrome, it isn't particularly hard. Click on the three dots at the top left of your browser, hover over extensions, and click on Manage Extensions. Not too hard, right?

Manage Extensions.


This sounds far scarier than it is. All you have to do is click on the toggle at the top right of your Extension page.


Again, it's easier to than it sounds. Simply click on "Load Unpacked" at the top left of your Extensions page.

Select the folder "old-twitter-main. And it's installed.


All you need to do is reload your Twitter page (Command ⌘-R) and you're done.

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J.F. Lawrence | Jesse Lawrence
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