I'm wondering if you can help me out with one issue that I've learned to live with since switching over from Windows/Linux:
I got BTT in my first week of using macOS to emulate the middle-click by clicking with three fingers. It's working in most of the use cases but not when three-finger-clicking on video previews, e. g. on YouTube. I can "middle-click" on the video title and the video will be opened in a new tab like intended and I can close tabs by "middle-clicking" too. But when "middle-clicking" on video previews, Safari will just open the video in the current tab (unintended behaviour).
I tried binding my three finger-click to ⌘ + 1-finger click which solves that issue but adds the problem that I can now no longer close tabs by three-finger-clicking on them.
Any help would be much appreciated!
Really no one unsettled by this problem?
You are right, Safari responds weirdly to the BTT default middle click with Youtube. I have no idea why that is, might be some custom code in Youtube.
Try to use the custom click action in BTT like this instead:
Thanks for your reply, mate! Unfortunately this doesn't work either. I am curious: Is your suggestion working for you? If so, are there any preferences in BTT that might be required for the middle click to work properly?
Thanks again for your help!
Weird, it's working fine for me with that custom click setting. No other settings ;-(
running macOS 14.3
Aight, thanks anyway for your kind help!
Do you happen to know if it's possible to specify two different middle-click emulations depending on wether I am hovering the tab bar vs the web page view. This way I could just make BTT use the ⌘ + 1-finger-click for web links (this does work for all links, incl. youtube previews) and your solution (or ⌘ + W) for the tab bar.
You can add an advanced trigger condition to one three finger tap with this condition (which is true when the tab is hovered):
hovered_element_details CONTAINS " <AXGroup: \"tab bar\">"
And add this condition to another three finger tap trigger (which is true when not hovering the tab bar)
NOT (hovered_element_details CONTAINS " <AXGroup: \"tab bar\">")
Probably a more performant way would be to check the position of the mouse cursor inside the window, this could be done using the dist_y_active_win_top_left variable.
not a problem because it will only evaluate the condition when a three finger tap is recognized. It might just be slightly faster when using the mouse position. If it’s fast enough, don’t worry about it
Alright, thanks a lot again for your kind help!