Edit: My initial question does not appear to have a solution. Instead I used an alternate method. Scroll down to see the alternate method.
I'm looking for a solution to mute my mic in Discord that I can then add to my touchbar via bettertouchtool.
BTT cannot send key combos to Discord for whatever reason. As far as I can tell I have two options.
Use applescript to activate the Discord window, send the key press, then hide the window. This works, but flashing the application up for a moment is annoying. Worse when it's on another desktop as it will flip desktops over and then back.
How can I make this work? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks
ALTERNATE SOLUTIONWhat I am wanting to do here does not appear to be possible, so I'm just muting my mic at the OS level instead of Discord, and then adding a toggle button to my touchbar with BetterTouchTool. This has the added benefit of working system wide. Here's video of it in action:
In case anyone else was wanting to do this these are the steps I took:
1. Create a new Applescript with the following script:
property storedInputLevel : missing value if input volume of (get volume settings) is 0 then set volume input volume storedInputLevel return 1 else tell application "System Events" set storedInputLevel to input volume of (get volume settings) end tell set volume input volume 0 return 2 end if
Save the script somewhere.
3.a Click the appearance and settings button
You don't need to set an alternate background color, but it helps to see you're muted at a glance.
For the icons you can use these:
Make sure that you set the
Alternate color and icon if result matches regex setting to 2.
5. On the new widget you created click on the drop down for
Predefined action and choose
Run Apple Script (async in background).
6. In the window that popped up you'll want to click on
Select Apple Script File and then
Choose Apple Script file from Disk and browse to the script file you created earlier. Click save and you're done.
That's it. Your widget should toggle your mic on and off and the change should be reflected in the icon on your touch bar.