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Is it possible to configure TweetDeck to do native retweets showing "via personname" instead of "via TweetDeck"? I played around in the settings, but couldn't find such a setting.

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No, that's not possible. The "via.." comes via the program name to which the oAuth keys are tied to, and these are defined in the twitter API registration page for the application.

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Ok. Seems like Twitter native client for OSX can handle it. –  Mikko Ohtamaa Aug 14 '11 at 20:51
    
@MikkoOhtamaa post that as an answer! –  Sathya Aug 15 '11 at 3:51
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All third party applications will always say via the application that made the tweet.

When you do a retweet, you get the following:

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Clicking Retweet now does the same as a retweet from the web interface, but, it says via Tweetdeck - this is in addition and you do not loose anything.

If you do Edit then Retweet, it will place that person's tweet in a new tweet by yourself, again with the via.

So sorry, you can't do it without, but, as I said, you don't loose anything, it simply says Via Tweetdeck instead of Via Web.

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