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Corebird 1.4

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Key Description
Ctrl + t Compose Tweet
Back Go one page back (this can be triggered via the back button on the keyboard, the back thumb button on the mouse or Alt + Left)
Forward Go one page forward (this can be triggered via the forward button on the keyboard, the forward thumb button on the mouse or Alt + Right)
Alt + num Go to page num (between 1 and 7 at the moment)
Ctrl + Shift + s Show/Hide sidebar
Ctrl + p Show account settings
Ctrl + k Show account list
Ctrl + Shift + p Show application settings

When a tweet is focused (via keynav):

  • r - reply
  • tt - retweet
  • f - favorite
  • q - quote
  • dd - delete
  • Return - Show tweet details


Since February 2014, there's a Corebird project on Transifex


All contributions are welcome (artwork, design, code, just ideas, etc.) but if you're planning to actively change something bigger, talk to me first.


  • gtk+-3.0 >= 3.18
  • glib-2.0 >= 2.44
  • rest-0.7 (>= 0.7.91 for image uploads)
  • json-glib-1.0
  • sqlite3
  • libsoup-2.4
  • gettext >= 0.19.7
  • vala >= 0.28 (makedep)
  • automake >= 1.14 (makedep)
  • gst-plugins-base-1.0 (for playbin, disable via --disable-video)
  • gst-plugins-bad-1.0 >= 1.6 (disable via --disable-video, default enabled)
  • gst-plugins-good-1.0 (disable via --disable-video, default enabled)
  • gst-libav-1.0 (disable via --disable-video, default enabled)
  • gspell-1 >= 1.0 (for spellchecking, disable via --disable-spellcheck, default enabled)

Note that the above packages are just rough estimations, the actual package names on your distribution may vary.

If you pass --disable-video to the configure script, you don't need any gstreamer dependency but won't be able to view any videos.


./ --prefix=/usr
make install

Corebird installs its application icon into /usr/share/icons/hicolor/, so an appropriate call to gtk-update-icon-cache might be needed.