3 Finger Tap doesn't work consistently - either

I've seen a lot of people reporting issues with 3 finger taps and I've tried experimenting with the trackpad tap settings... I seem to be able to anecdotally make it work worse, but not better.

Device information:

  • Type of Mac: Macbook 16" Trackpad.
  • macOS version: 10.15.3 (19D76)
  • BetterTouchTool version: 3.346 (1554)

being very methodical (slow) seems to make the taps work better, but then it's not really a tap.

A suggestion to the UI would be to be able to display what is being tapped in a sample error to help figure out what's wrong.

My current settings:

I have tried increasing and decreasing the defaults for pressure and time. Just seems to make it worse, either way.

If you have three finger dragging enabled on your system, you might need to disable that in order to use the BTT three finger tap.

Apart from that: a lower pressure value and a bigger "time 3 fingers can be down" will make it easier to trigger.