Here’s what was going on…
Every time I clicked a URL in TweetDeck, it brought up an error message in TextMate. I tried everything I could think of—reinstalling TweetDeck, Adobe AIR, and both, wiping out the preferences, fiddling with browser settings, trying to find a utility that could tell my computer that ALL web addresses should point to Firefox. I had no idea what was going on, and therefore, nothing worked.
I even tried emailing the TweetDeck folks and the Adobe AIR folks, but nobody could help me. I was completely confused, and finally, pathetically, I gave up.
And here’s what I did that fixed it…
But this week, full of chutzpah from my uber-exciting hard drive failure and the consequent series of miracles that ended in my complete recovery of all files and a very successful backup restoration (yes, I’m posting from that computer now—and because Apple no longer makes 100gb drives, I got a 250gb space upgrade. NICE, right?), I decided to try a few more things. Bringing over the Application Support & Preferences from a computer with a functioning TweetDeck didn’t work…
But here’s what did:
With the knowledge that I had it backed up in several different places, I deleted TextMate. Poof!
Then I clicked a URL in TweetDeck. Incredibly, it went to Safari (not my default browser). But it was a start!
Then I went into Safari’s preferences and made sure my default browser was, in fact, set to Firefox. Then I closed Safari, closed TweetDeck, reopened TweetDeck, and clicked another link.
It went to Firefox, new tab and everything. SUCCESS!
When I restored TextMate to its former happily-installed glory, the URLs continued to go straight to Firefox. And I was fixed!
That’s all I have to say. I have information, and I shall disseminate it. What’s the internet for, after all? ;}