The Options window allows you to customise Twitter Delitter to your requirements.


This tab allows you to specify what happens when TD is launched.

  • Log into Twitter if account information is availble.Default: enabled
  • If you have previously logged into Twitter, then enabling this option will cause Twitter Delitter to automatically log into Twitter when it starts.

  • Show Twitter Delitter in the system trayDefault: disabled
  • Show a Twitter Delitter icon within the system tray that'll allow you to hide the main window to the tray; this will keep TD running in the background.

    • Start minimised to the system tray.Default: disabled
    • If Show Twitter Delitter in the system tray is enabled, then enabling this option will start TD minimised to the system tray; double-clicking on its tray icon will show the main window.

  • Check for updates every 7 days; no personal information is sent Default: enabled
  • If enabled, TD will perform an automated check at startup every seven (7; this can be changed in the Advanced tab) days to see if there is a new version available.

    Please note that absolutely no information is sent to the server; TD connects via HTTP just like a web-browser does (but TD sends much less data than a browser - nothing, in fact) to retrieve the latest version number and prompt you if it is newer than the version you are currently running.

    The prompt - if there is a newer version - shows you the changelog for the new version, along with a Download button. Clicking Download will download the installer for the new version (again, just like a web-browser; there is no "hidden" data being exchanged) and then launch it. The installer will prompt you to exit TD for it to continue.


    The automated update checking simply automates the process of clicking the Check for Updates menu-item within the Help drop-down menu in the main window's menu.


The Tweets tab contains settings for interacting with tweets and the tweets list.

  • Initially show loaded and imported tweet groupings as collapsed
  • When Twitter Delitter is launched and a tweet archive is imported, then collapse all the groupings that the tweets appear under within the main window list. This allows you to reduce the visual noise and initially show grouping by date; expand any particular date you are interested in to just see tweets made within that time period.

  • Automatically display the active tweet in the Tweet Details window, if open
  • If the Tweet Details window is open, then automatically display any newly-selected tweets within the window. This allows the details window to "follow" the currently active tweet without having to specifically select View Tweet Details from the main window list's context menu.

  • Remember search queries and limit them to [...] items
  • When using search queries in the top-right search bar in the main window, enabling this option will remember them across sessions. The queries can then be accessed by clicking on the drop-down menu arrow next to the search bar.

    • clear queries
    • Clears all search queries from the search drop-down menu.

  • Uncheck tweets that are added to the Deletion Queue
  • When a tweet has been added to the Deletion Queue, enabling this option will then uncheck the tweet in the main list. A checkmarked tweet can't be added again to the Deletion Queue.

  • (Un)checking should immediately add or remove a tweet from the Deletion Queue
  • Instead of having to checkmark a tweet and then add it to the Deletion Queue as two separate actions, enabling this option will immediately place a checkmarked tweet into the Deletion Queue. Also applies to unchecking a tweet. The checkbox state behaviour can be a bit odd in that it becomes unchecked regardless of what its original state was.

  • Reduce contrast of the Filter icons so they're more subtle; requires restart
  • Reduces the opacity of the icon images within the Filters list so they're more unobtrusive. The degree of translucency can be set via Advanced - FilterIconOpacity. As a memory-saving measure, this requires TD to be restarted if it is changed.

  • Main Tweets List
  • Mouse actions related to the main tweets list.

    • Double-Click Action
    • This is the action to perform when double-clicking on a tweet within the main tweets list.

      • - nothing -
      • Do not perform a specific action.

      • Mark for Deletion
      • Mark the tweet for deletion and add it to the Deletion Queue if it isn't already in the queue, otherwise remove the tweet from the queue.

      • View Tweet Details
      • Open the Tweet Details window for the selected tweet.

      • View on the Twitter site
      • View the selected tweet on the Twitter site.

  • Deletion Queue
  • Mouse actions related to the Deletion Queue list.

    • Double-Click Action
    • This is the action to perform when double-clicking on a tweet within the main tweets list.

      • - nothing -
      • Do not perform a specific action.

      • Purge
      • Remove the tweet from the main tweets list and from the Deletion Queue; this will essentially cause Twitter Delitter to "forget" about the tweet without displaying it. The tweet will still be available on the Twitter site available to view.

      • Remove from Deletion Queue
      • The tweet will be removed from the Deletion Queue.

      • View on the Twitter site
      • View the selected tweet on the Twitter site.


The Twitter tab contains settings pertaining to the Twitter service.

  • Indicator to display in main window when &logged in
  • When Twitter Delitter is logged into Twitter, it'll display an indicator to let you know which account you're currently using with Twitter; this'll help to prevent accidentally posting via eBooks or attempting to delete tweets from the wrong account.

    The indicator is displayed at the top-right of the main window, at right side of the ToolBar underneath the Search bar.

    • - nothing -
    • Do not display anything specific when logged into Twitter.

    • Account creation date
    • Display the date and time the Twitter account was created, as reported by Twitter itself.

    • Account name
    • The name of the account. This is the name that appears within the address bar when visiting the Twitter site. For example, the following URL would result in the BootBlock account name being displayed: https://twitter.com/BootBlock

      The Account name cannot be changed after you've created your Twitter account.

    • Screen name
    • The name that appears in the Twitter profile. This name can be edited via the Twitter Profile page at any time.

    • Location
    • The location as entered in the Twitter profile, as reported by Twitter.

  • Delete the current Twitter archive from Twitter Delitter now
  • Clicking on this link will prompt you if you are sure you would like to entirely delete the imported Twitter archive (and any queued tweets) from Twitter Delitter. This will only remove the imported data, and will not have any affect on your live Twitter feed.


    If you would like to import a more up-to-date Twitter feed, there is no need to first delete the existing feed via this link; you can just go ahead and import and the previous archive will be overwritten. The existing Queue, if any, will not be maintained, however.


The eBooks tab contains settings relevant to the eBooks feature.

  • Add any posted tweets to the current tweet Archive.
  • Any tweets that are posted via the eBook window will immediately appear within the main tweet archive; this is so you don't need to re-download the archive to see the posts you have just performed.


The Advanced tab contains settings that are typically for "advanced" users, or are simply considered obscure.
Click on any item within the grid to see its description at the bottom of the grid.


Any changes made to any items within the Advanced grid are immediate. Clicking on Cancel will not undo those changes.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Unless stated otherwise, these keyboard shortcuts are global to the entire window; pressing them regardless of which control is active will cause them to trigger.

  • F2
  • The keyboard equivalent of clicking on the Startup tab.

  • F3
  • The keyboard equivalent of clicking on the Tweets tab.

  • F4
  • The keyboard equivalent of clicking on the Twitter tab.

  • F5
  • The keyboard equivalent of clicking on the eBooks tab.

  • F6
  • The keyboard equivalent of clicking on the Advanced tab.

  • F11
  • The keyboard equivalent of clicking on the Save button at the bottom of the window.

  • F12
  • The keyboard equivalent of clicking on the Cancel button at the bottom of the window.

  • Escape
  • Closes the window.

  • F1, Help
  • Displays this page of the online documentation.

  • PrintScreen, Snapshot
  • Creates a screenshot of the window and copies it to the clipboard. A system beep can be heard if the copy was successful.