GoldenChaos-BTT Support and Feedback Thread

feature-request
bug

#1041

Thanks for that, it's not working to connect or read battery level but I'll keep trying to figure it out.
What's the reference to The Temmie something in the BT settings? :thinking:
joe


#1042

@GoldenChaos So seriously loving this! Had no idea what I was missing out on! Thanks for the work!

I'm having a problem with the AirPods connect - when I hit it, the widget doesn't connect to them. Is there anything I need to change in the Apple Script? The colour changes if I manually select the AirPods from the sound menu and show's they're connected but it doesn't work on its own. Any thoughts?


#1043

@truublue whoa that’s a bug! Will have it fixed. Guess it’s time for a new version, huh?

@joe1978 those are my personal AirPods :wink:

@Kristian_Jones somewhat related to what @joe1978 found - if you’ve renamed your AirPods so that they don’t include “AirPods” in the name, the script won’t find them. Edit the connect to AirPods button and find “The Temmke Flakes” - my personal AirPods - and change that to the name of your AirPods. If they are named AirPods, you just have to wait a few seconds and they will connect - I promise!


#1044

I never realised that was a bluetooth device identifier :smile:
That'll be why it isn't working haha, I'll test tomorrow when I'm home.
Thanks
Joe


#1045

AirPods so good, you don't even taste them. Mr Chaos, it is time I compensate you for your time. Thanks for all of your hard work.


#1046

:thinking: Still no luck on my end. I haven't edited the AirPods name from default - "Kristian's AirPods" - but changed “The Temmke Flakes” anyway to check but nothing. Hit the button then left it waiting for a few minutes but no connection.

Literally as I was typing this, a thought has occurred to me and it seems to have solved the problem! I had the settings set to hide Bluetooth from the menu bar. Once I set it to show again, it connects no problem! No idea that would an issue, but if anyone else has the same problem this should solve it!


#1047

Just wanted to say thanks for all the effort put into this. I do not use the entire preset, rather I sort of pick and choose the stuff I want to include for my own personal preset. At any rate... enjoy the coffee money! :slight_smile: Thanks again!


#1048

Turns out you need to turn on both BT and Sound on the menu bar. I was struggling with the BT commands until I turned them both on and then it worked.


#1049

Great tool, thanks for developing and maintaining it! One quick request: would it be possible to add "MailMate" among supported mail clients (by far the best one :slightly_smiling_face: ) for unread messages? That would be great. Thanks!


#1050

It's easy to do this, just copy a widget and change the app within it's code to your app name that's displayed in the dock. Do rememebr to do the same for the predifined action and relevant settings like the name, colour and icon.

@GoldenChaos, in AQT I provided a 'template' notification badge which allows users to change one variable and thus set it to their own apps.

Basically make an "AppName" variable which is easy to change.

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#1051

I'll make sure to add MailMate for the next release :slight_smile:

I'm moving this weekend, so I probably won't have time to respond - but I'll be back on Monday and with a new version! Cheers everyone :smile:


#1052

Nice!

@GoldenChaos, having a (persistent/externally defined?) variable for specifying the Bluetooth name of a general-purpose sound device, e.g. AirPods, but I have a JamBox (so I have to customize my copy of the script), would be a great addition.


#1053

possibly an applescript alert textbox (forgot what its actually named) that writes to a BTT variable?

I’d love to learn how to make this type of stuff for my own preset! textinput-able widgets and stuff...


#1054

that would also be great to capture the mail account for my earlier script around the calendar widget enhancements (enhancements IMHO at least)...


#1055

I too have been looking to figure out a way to prompt users for text (which I'd then save as a variable in BTT). I'll look into whether this is possible on Monday :smile: should enable this kind of customization!


#1056

See:

https://developer.apple.com/library/archive/documentation/LanguagesUtilities/Conceptual/MacAutomationScriptingGuide/PromptforText.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40016239-CH80-SW1


#1057

Feature suggestion: a sticky button to bring up a note taking app with one touch (Notes, Evernote, OneNote). Next step: make the choice of note taking app a GoldenChaos-BTT preference. (I'd assume 99.9% of people would be covered with just three choices: [Apple] Notes, EverNote, and [Microsnot] OneNote.


#1058

And Bear! Don’t forget the best choice!


#1059

Hi @GoldenChaos, first I'd like to congratulate you for the amazing work you've done with this preset.

My question is : I'm currently editing your preset to make it fit my personal use and I cannot understand how you make the "Settings" part works. I want to add my own settings. Can you explain me how to do that please ?

Thank you.


#1060

What about a new type of Dock Badge that acts solely as a launcher when enabled (and doesn't actually check the dock so don't have any performance overhead)? Then you could just enable any note taking app badges you want stickied :slight_smile: I'll add ones for a bunch of note taking apps in the next version.

@Guillaume_Ortega settings are fairly complex and involve multiple scripts that set and check certain setting variables. My recommendation is to make a GC-BTT preset (by copying and editing one of the two provided presets) that customizes it to your liking and contains the code for your additional customizations, this way you can reapply those changes with each new GC-BTT version.