Left-click on dock registers as left-click and hold


#1

Describe the bug
When the foreground process or the computer is hanging for a bit during resource-intensive tasks (such as compiling or opening a big app), a "left-click" an icon on the Dock will register as a "left-click & hold" which causes the menu for that icon to pop-up instead of switching to that icon's app.

Affected input device (e.g. MacBook Trackpad, Magic Mouse/Trackpad, Touch Bar, etc.):
Magic Mouse
I bet it happens with the trackpad too, but I have no trackpad to test it right now.

Screenshots
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Device information:

  • Type of Mac: iMac 5K
  • macOS version: 10.14.1
  • BetterTouchTool version: 2.660

Additional information (e.g. StackTraces, related issues, screenshots, workarounds, etc.):
I've had this issue for years on different Macs and macOS versions, but I never made the connection that it was a BetterTouchTool bug…


#2

Unfortunately this might not be solvable because the macOS event services can "lock up" in such situations, without ability to really influence the behavior because it happens on a lower level than BTT.