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Better Touch Tool is an application which lets the user configure trackpad gestures as well as other input sources.

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Middle click on trackball

I just upgraded to a M1 Monterey Mac and I have a Kensington orbit trackball with two mouse buttons. On Pre-Monterey, I could (with Kensington Trackball works) press the left and right mouse button ...
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Workaround for command + tab issue on Messages, Notes, etc

I'm having this issue where certain apps (Messages, Notes) aren't brought to the screen when I command + tab over to them. One solution is to press option at the same time, as said in the link. But ...
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Can BTT detect mouse cursor moved to different monitor on another computer via Synergy?

I am using the BetterTouchTool and I have a question about that. Actually, I would like to run some shell script to change some of the key mappings on another computer. So can BTT detect mouse cursor ...
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Stopping a script pasted into and running through BTT (bettertouchtool)?

I have a python script that runs continously once turned on that I can turn on with a shortcut in BTT (bettertouchtool), but once it's on, I have no way to turn it off, it's pasted into the program, ...
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How to use keyboard shortcut ⌘ + [ on non-English Keyboard?

A MacOS application I use (Notion) employs keyboard shortcuts ⌘ + [ and ⌘ + ] as "Back" and "Forward" between pages. However, I'm using a Swedish Keyboard, and I don't understand ...
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Customize Lock Screen to show Sleep button or allow BTT shortcuts to work in Lock Screen

Use case: I am logged in, at one point I locked the machine, and the Lock Screen is being displayed, prompting for a password. MacOS catalina - 10.15.3 I am looking for a way to Sleep the machine ...
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Adding custom buttons to the Touch Bar without external apps

Can I add custom buttons to the Touch Bar without using external apps (e.g., Better Touch tool)?
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How do I turn off CTRL + Left Click= Rightclick With Better Touch Tool?

Well, it's a simple question. How do I turn off CTRL + Left Click= Right-click With Better Touch Tool? I see that other people figured it out but I can't quite figure it out. Can anyone help me out?
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Simulating a window-close-button click with a shortcut?

So I installed RedQuits to enable applications to quit when their last open window closes. However, I never actually use the close button, I only close windows by a shortcut (let's say it's Cmd-W, for ...
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Spawning multiple instances of applications via shortcuts

So I'm using BetterTouchTool to set up shortcuts, and I have a bunch that are dedicated to opening various apps. The problem is, if one of those apps are already open, then hitting the shortcut pulls ...
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Swipe between Spaces/full-screen apps: Uniform gestures for Multi-Touch Trackpad and Magic Mouse

I often run macOS apps in system provided full-screen mode. I switch between using an Apple Magic Mouse and MacBook's Multi-Touch Trackpad. To switch between Spaces/full-screen apps, System ...
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Remapping keyboard (§ to `) doesn't work on some apps

I used this method to swap my (UK) keyboard's § key with `. Created this file: ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict Added the following and saved { "§" = ("insertText:", "`"); } ...
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How do I add "pull-down", aka "hotkey window" functionality to any app?

I like to add the hotkey window functionality of iTerm to any app. I have heard this is possible with BetterTouchTool, but I don't know how. I have seen opensource solutions like tdrop for linux, but ...
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How to close a mission control space using hotkey?

Using "Better Touch tool", I have a hotkey set to "Add New Space To Mission Control". I would like to create the inverse of this and set a hotkey to close the current space. Specifically, I would like ...
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Execute terminal command "rsync" from BetterTouchTool

I have created a Bash command that will copy the contents of one folder into another, and it works as expected from inside Terminal. rsync -r /Users/owendostie/Dropbox/Ohouse /Applications/MAMP/...
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Any key board shortcut to move application to another workspace in MacOS sierra? [duplicate]

I want my applications to be moved between workspaces with only keyboard in MAC OS SIERRA Is it possible to move application to next workspace by any open source free tools ? any alfred workflows? ...
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How to use BetterTouchTool to show Mail.app unread count in touch bar

I have a MacBook Pro with a touch bar and have never used BetterTouchTool. I know it has touch bar functionality, like adding a button to open an app. Is it possible to show either of the following? ...
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sierra changes both desktops when shifting using better touch tool

I use better touch tool to manage my desktop spaces. When I double swipe to change my desktop from on screen to another I want to do that just on one monitor (I have 2 monitors setup) but instead it ...
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Automatically maximize windows when cycle through them using cmd + tab

I'm pretty new to macOS and today I tried to find out how to maximize a window as I cycle through them using Command+Tab. Here I found that I can maximize window just clicking alt before I release ...
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How to disable Better Touch Tool (BTT) inside a specific app?

BTT should stop triggering actions whenever I am working in a specific app and BTT should automatically start triggering actions or listening to triggers whenever I move to a different app. Google ...
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Can you add a pause to a Better Touch Tool macro?

I was hoping that there could be some way to have the first action go, then wait .1 seconds before the next action. Is there any way to do this?
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How to create shortcut for "⌘+¨" or "⌘+^" in BetterTouchTool?

Adding a shortcut for "⌘+P" or most other letters (different than P) just works fine. However, if I want to register a shortcut for "⌘+¨" or "⌘+^" BetterTouchTool prohibits to register this as an ...
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Can I suppress the visual/audible bell in Mail when I press ⌥ (option) plus a symbol?

I've configured BetterTouchTool to allow me to toggle read/unread status of an email when I press ⌥/ (option slash, a convenient shortcut near the arrow keys), using the "Trigger menu bar menu item" ...
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Launch Terminal using BetterTouchTool

How would I open Terminal using BetterTouchTool? I tried using predefined action: open application, but I can't seem to find the Terminal app.
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How to switch keyboard layout on right cmd press

I want to make a shortcut for keyboard layout switching. The problem is I want it to be one key and I want this key to be specific "right cmd". Previously I used PuntoSwitcher to switch layout by cmd ...
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Use middle mouse button (scroll wheel) as Force Touch?

I downloaded BetterTouchTool in an attempt to configure my non-branded Bluetooth mouse so I could use the buttons on the side of it as forward and backward - OS X has no facility for this and my mouse ...
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Open an ssh session in terminal with BetterTouchTool

I was hoping to configure a keystroke command using BetterTouchTool to open a terminal window and run an ssh session. I do this a lot to connect to a RaspberryPi on my network. The execute terminal ...
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How to fix Right-click issue in WebStorm on Mac

I am using the BetterTouchTool Version 1.47, and configured that a right click should be simulated using a tap with two fingers using the magic mouse (see picture). The problem is that WebStorm 11.0....
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Mouse Button 4 stuck on bind after deleting BetterTouchTool

So i recently downloaded BetterTouchTool but deleted it afterwards. During the time i had it i binded the keys (Space - w) to my mouse button 4 and some other stuff to other keys. After deleting ...
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Disabled 'Shake mouse pointer to locate' setting in El Capitan but still get big cursor

I have been able to disable the shake cursor to enlarge setting by going to Settings > Accessibility > Display > Shake mouse pointer to locate and disabling the option. The only issue is when ...
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How do I Change Force Touch "taptic" or haptic feedback on MacBook Pro?

I love my new MBP Retina but I would like to change the amount the Force Touch vibrates. I know there are the settings called Light, Medium and Firm to change not only the amount it vibrates but also ...
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Snapping Preview windows with BetterTouchTool make search buggy

I use BetterTouchTool in order to be able to maximise windows to half the screen by dragging them agains the edge of the screen. When I do this with Preview windows and then attempt to search in the ...
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BetterTouchTool & MSFT Remote Desktop (aka RDP)

When I use Microsoft Remote Desktop from my MBP I would like to map certain Command key combos to their ALT equivalents In this example Cmd-F12 should be delivered as Alt-F12 to the windows machine. ...
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How to keep BetterTouchTool alive?

BetterTouchTool keeps exiting. How do I make sure that it reopens when it exits, and that duplicate processes aren't spawned? Thanks
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Is there a way to change 3 finger drag to 4 finger drag

Is there a way of using third party software like Better Touch Tool to configure a 4 finger dragging gesture? I want to reserve 3 finger gestures for many other actions.
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Better touch tool disables three finger drag. Why?

When both better touch tool and three finger drag are activated, the three finger drag becomes unresponsive sometimes. The issue is resolved by restarting better touch tool, but it occurs again ...
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Execute Terminal Command fails in BetterTouchTool. Why?

I've installed Ouimeaux to control a Belkin Wemo on OSX, and it's working correctly in Terminal - meaning that the following command in Terminal will toggle my Wemo switch on/off: wemo switch ...
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BetterTouchTool 3 finger swipes stopped working

I tried to configure 3 finger swipes to a new app. after I added them 3 finger swipes stopped working on all apps. Any idea what should I do? I tried toggling all the prefpane settings restarting BTT ...
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Magic Mouse: disable lower half of the touch area

To avoid false gestures, I would like to disable the lower touch area of my magic mouse. I tried to use an option in Better Touch Tool (BTT) that is supposed to do this and in the BTT live view, I ...
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Magic Mouse: replace single finger swiping/scrolling with two finger swiping/scrolling

I sometimes accidentally trigger the horizontal swipe/scroll gesture on my magic mouse. Especially in X11/Inkscape, if I work zoomed in on a big canvas, this often moves my canvas several screens to ...
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How to bring back multi-touch gestures after it crashes without reboot?

After a clean install of Yosemite, multi-touch gestures have stopped working on two occasions on my Macbook Pro 2011. Each time, the symptoms are the same: Gestures stopped working both built-in ...
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"Fetching..." Behavior in Finder "Open With" Menu in Yosemite

I don't know if other people have notice this in Yosemite: With a file in Finder in focus, when you move the cursor to "Open With" entry, whether from context menu or menu bar -> File, a "Fetching..."...
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Is there any way to get BetterTouchTool to let me swipe between apps without cycling?

I am using BetterTouchTool to add more gestures for my Mac. I want three fingers swipes to move me back through the previous apps that I have open. Currently, I am setting the gesture to Cmd-Tab. ...
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How to disable the play button of an Apple Remote in OSX?

I sometimes accidentally hit the play/pause button of my Apple Remote while Keynote was in show mode, closing the active presentation. Therefore, I would like to disable the play/pause button; either ...
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Switching to an open application via BetterTouchTool (making it active)

Is it possible to switch TO an open application via keyboard shortcut in BetterTouchTool? Currently I’m using a predefined action “Open Application” instead but it’s not quite the same as I don’t ...
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Moving full screen apps between monitors shortcut

Does anyone know if it is possible to move a full screen app to another monitor using a shortcut? Or if there is no existing shortcut would it be possible with Applescript? BetterTouchTool has "Move ...
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How can I bind a multitouch gesture to open a file with a particular application?

I am running Mac OS X Lion. What I want is a way to open an HTML file with a particular application based on my action. For example, the default application is Safari, so it will always open in ...
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BetterTouchTool: Is it possible to use a context-menu item with a gesture?

Example: I want to attach the "TipTap Left" gesture with "Save Image As..." from the context-menu in Chrome. Possible?
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pinch to zoom with magic mouse in Mountain Lion

I am unable to "pinch-to-zoom" on my magic mouse in mountain lion. I am using better touch tool (but have tried disabling that and pinch-to-zoom still doesn't work). In better touch tool under mouse ...
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How to increase the middleclick area of the Magic Mouse?

I am using BetterTouchTool to set the gesture "Single middle click" to "Middleclick". I have problems hitting the small middleclick-area of the mouse at once :-/ So is there a way to increase the ...
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