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Tweet Context – right-click and tweet anything from the web


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If you use Twitter to share bits of information or inspiring quotes from the web, a Firefox add-on has got you covered. Tweet Context lets you select any text from a web page and tweet it by using the context menu — that’s that box that comes up when you right-click on something.

Here’s how it works:

Install the add-on and it will ask that your restart Firefox.

You may use the feature upon restarting the browser. Highlight a text and right-click to open the context menu.

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You should see a Tweet Selected Text option, click on that.

A smaller box will pop up asking you to log in to your Twitter account — if you haven’t already. It will also show a preview of what the tweet contains.

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After entering your log in details, click Sign In and Tweet. Just like that, you’ve tweeted your content without even using the copy-paste method.

There’s also a few options available for the add-on, such as opening the Twitter page in a new tab instead of another window. You can also opt to use the secure log in by ticking the box next to Use https.

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Tweet Context also copies links in addition to text.

Kim is a tech writer with a fondness for Android and web apps. You can visit her blog at kimthewriter.com

Kim Barloso – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.



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