How to Speed Up HTC’s Twitter Tab

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HTC’s Sense on the new T-Mobile HD2 has a few bugs that may make the device appear to freeze, or slow down considerably. Another one is the HTC Peep application for Twitter. The Twitter app works great for a while, but it doesn’t ever clear out old tweets from the database. So depending on how many people you’re following and how often they tweet, sooner or later, that twitter timeline is going to get very long and that’s what’s going to slow you down. There is no way to delete old tweets in the application neither manually nor automatically, so you’ll have to clear them out manually.

First, go to Settings>All Settings> Today> Items tab and uncheck HTC’s Sense item. This will disable Sense temporarily. Next open the File Explorer and navigate to T-Mobile_LEO\TempTwitEngDb. In that folder you’ll see a file with your Twitter user name on it. Delete that. Now you can go back to the Today screen items settings control panel and turn Sense back on. Now your old Twitter timeline listing is gone and you can start download again.

Of course you’ll probably run into the same problem again pretty soon, so the other option is to disable the HTC Sense Twitter tab completely and use a different/better twitter client instead. To disable the Twitter tab, go to Settings> Personalize> Home Screen Tabs, and uncheck “Twitter”.

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Adam Z. Lein
Adam has had interests in combining technology with art since his first use of a Koala pad on an Apple computer. He currently has a day job as a graphic designer, photographer, systems administrator and web developer at a small design firm in Westchester, NY. His love of technology extends to software development companies who have often implemented his ideas for usability and feature enhancements. Mobile computing has become a necessity for Adam since his first Uniden UniPro PC100 in 1998. He has been reviewing and writing about smartphones for Pocketnow.com since they first appeared on the market in 2002. Read more about Adam Lein!