Delayed Mouse/Keyboard Input

Describe the bug
When I have BetterTouchTool running mouse and keyboard input is delayed or ignored. Clicks are either ignored or massively delayed. Text entry into a newly focused field is delayed or characters are skipped. Both behaviors stop immediately upon quitting BetterTouchTool. Also BTT shortcuts are very unreliable.

Affected input device:
MacBook Pro Trackpad/Keyboard


Device information:

  • Type of Mac: MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011)
  • macOS version: 10.13.3
  • BetterTouchTool version: 2.503 (841)

Additional information (e.g. StackTraces, related issues, screenshots, workarounds, etc.):

Let me know what other info you need to diagnose this issue. Currently BTT is unusable.

Perhaps you've some complicated actions defined that are there by mistake / overlook? It happend to me a few times, that after playing around with BTT I've left some actions that shouldn't be there and quirky stuff happened, too :slight_smile: (for example I've assigned some actions for letters such as a y f by mistake and couldn't type them anymore, lol)

I have a similar problem, though its intermittent (which makes it even more annoying). Right now BTT is working fine. But often there is a long delay in trackpad gestures taking effect; they often take effect several seconds after being activated, when I have switched to a different window or tab, causing unwanted actions. And when this problem is happening I also have long delays in other system interaction (the Alfred searchbar opening, switching between windows using non-BTT methods etc). Quitting BTT seems to stop the problem.

Mid-2012 Retina MacBook Pro
MacOS 10.13.4
BTT 2.511

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This is probably not caused by BTT but by some other app that is delaying the event stream. The problem is, the more apps intercept the macOS event stream the bigger the delay gets.

Can you think of other apps that would listen to e.g. keyboard events on your system?

Hello all,

I am also having problem with CLICKING only.

Left mouse click simply does not work for me. I am using "fn+click" or "option+click" instead, then I get no problems.

I have the same setup with the same problem, the application become unusable.

Same behavior here since.

When i close BTT, everything works perfectly

I fixed this issue by "repairing my disk" -->

@vjeantet thanks for the tip, but it didn't solve it for me.

I finally solve the problem by removing usb network adaptor.

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I have

My specs:
MacBook Pro OSX 10.13.2
Processor: 3 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory: 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

and the SETAPP version of BBT

in the mouse > general > speed settings

I move it to the fastest speed but the white magic mouse I have (it's the old one) is the same speed not matter if I put it at the lowest or highest speed.

am I doing something wrong?

Thank you