Keyboard actions stopped working when changing input source

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Describe the bug
When I change my input source from one (US) to another (Finnish) where the keyboard layout is fundamentally different, the keyboard actions stopped working. For example I want my Three fingers swipe left on my trackpad to trigger Command + Shift + [. This will not work when I'm on Finnish input source, because the keyboard layout is now different (the key [ is now mapped to å).

Affected input device (e.g. MacBook Trackpad, Magic Mouse/Trackpad, Touch Bar, etc.):

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Device information:

  • Type of Mac: MacBook Pro 16"
  • macOS version: 10.15.2
  • BetterTouchTool version: 3.270

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

This happens to me as well with English-Hebrew keyboard.
Is there any timeframe for a fix or a workaround?


You need to check the "Adapt to current keyboard layout" option (below the recorded shortcut). This might however not work for all shortcuts.

Hi Andreas,

Thank you for your response, I checked my action and looks like the checkbox is checked:

What do you mean by this?

unfortunately some special characters can’t be adapted to other keyboard layouts by BTT (in that case I’d recommend to create separate presets for the different keyboard layouts you use)

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