I'm not sure if I fully understand your idea, but:
The new window switcher SwiftUI experiment was a first step to a generic "command" palette. I.e. a Spotlight/Alfred like launcher that would you let run any BTT command you have configured (or maybe even non-configured). It will also integrate with other BTT functionality like the clipboard manager, window switcher, shortcut & app launcher, the upcoming floating menus etc.
This is all a big project but I'm getting there and I think it's gonna be awesome and might even work as a Spotlight replacement. This currently has highest priority (together with the floating menus ) and I'm working a lot on this right now. There are so many actions you can configure in BTT, and having the option to not only trigger them via the triggers in BTT, but also by just typing should be really cool. I'm already testing limited versions of this and there will definitely be a first release in January.
Basically you have a trigger that opens a launcher like this:
Oh, then my idea is not as weird as I thought. Because you understood it perfectly. And I'm very pleased that you also think that this would be great.
It's about typing text (instead of a shortcut) to trigger an action. But this text should not have to be undone.
Exactly. You know everything better than me, of course ... only this... everything that works similar to Spotlight needs an "Enter" after the text. It would be great if you could avoid this. BTT Key Sequences do not need Enter to work.
I am really looking forward to these new features.
But for now, would it be possible for you to add a "new empty clipboard" command to the clipboard manger window? That would help a lot for now to expand text.
Actually, you have already implemented this (almost) with the "new custom menu". If you add a prefix in front of the name of the action, you can simply write this prefix when the menu is open. But it still needs an "Enter" and you can't see what you write.
Ah, one last thing. You don't need inspiration and you don't like to copy. Still, it doesn't hurt to know what the competitors are doing, does it? If you want, check out KMs "Trigger Macros by Name". You can use it to trigger all of KMs macros. Interesting for you might be how to group these macros/action.
@Andreas_Hegenberg Just to let you know. The "Floating WebView" text input window works well . With a key sequence you can expand text and write it to a specific app, or send a shortcut to an app. Without Enter. But because the string should only work in this window, it needs a "Conditional activation group", which recognizes this window. BTT does not recognize it, but fortunately it is enough to define BTT as front app.
Example: Long press "f" opens the text input window, type string, it is recognized immediately and executes whatever you want.
Pretty cool, fast and safe, because the string is only active in this small input window. But it's a nightmare to maintain.
@Andreas_Hegenberg This is awesome and I can't wait for it, been wanting a search / command palette for a while as I keep forgetting all the great shortcuts I've built in BTT and having a quick way to search through them would make it so much nicer!
How are you going with this new feature? Is there any alpha version one can try already?