One of the things that bug the crap out of me is when you click an OS X notification of a tweet in notification center, it opens up twitter.com in Safari. I usually use the Twitter.app desktop client, and it is disorienting and inconvenient to get notified of a tweet, and then be prompted authenticate to the twitter website. Here is the flow of the problem:
I create a sweet tweet in Twitter.app:
And I hit send. I then start doing other things, like Xcode or Mail. Then someone responds:
I think that is a cool response, so I click the notification. BOOM! I get this in Safari:
WHAT? WHO? I expected to it to go to Twitter.app since that is where I started the sandwich conversation.
It was low level irritation, and then I saw this on Daringfirball:
Now, if only they would let Apple open this app instead of the twitter.com website when you get notifications through OS X’s built-in Twitter support.
I would love that! For me, it would be good enough if it just opened the twitter app, since it would pretty much be near where I want. So I wondered if Twitter.app had a URL handler, and entering in twitter:// in Safari opened up Twitter.app.
And then I created a Safari Extension and put it on github:
and now when safari loads up a https://twitter.com URL, the page finishes loading, and the Twitter.app opens (or comes to the front). Same for notification center. Not perfect, but better.
Download it here: