My own preset (Work constantly In Progress)

touch-bar
keyboard
applescript
trackpad

#1

Hi all, my name is Fran and I would like to share my BTT Touch Bar preset. Feel free to comment anything you want, and sorry for my english!

General Touch Bar configuration: As you can see, it's a simply configuration that lets BTT almost full government over Touch Bar. I use left option key to alternate between BTT Touch Bar and Apple native Touch Bar.

Global: I like simplicity, so I have by now four buttons at the left side; Finder (long press to launch Siri), Useful links (expandable), Images folder (expandable) and Downloads folder. Long press on Images folder opens Dropbox's Uploads from camera folder. I added a ghost button to keep open and close buttons aligned, and gave it 'Close touch bar group' functionality. One button for Useful links, two for Images folder. Global actions are always shown.

Useful links:
-Flickr
-Google photos
-Instagram
-Google maps
-Youtube
-Netflix
-Wunderlist
-Pocket
-My bank (BBVA)

Images folder:
-An automator app I created to import photos from Dropbox's Uploads from camera folder to Apple photos
-Another automator app I created to delete blue tags from my images
-Link to My images (wallpaper ones only)



On the right side of my Touch Bar I have three things, a Date and time widget (press and open Calendar.app), a Weather widget (press and open Google weather webpage) and an expandable folder with multiple weather variables. Here is how it looks like.

When control key pressed: Recently I added a second bar, when pressed the control key. I have some useful buttons like shut down (Trigger menu bar - menu item), restart (Trigger menu bar - menu item), App Store and System preferences. Easy. Also two widgets on the right side, Battery widget and Battery icon widget (with two icons, for charging and non charging).


Finder / Finder with control key pressed: For Finder space I have some buttons that are useful for me:
-Info
-Quick view
-New folder
-Select all
-Delete
-Open trash. Long press empty trash


Calendar /Calendar with control key pressed: Only five options in this app:
-Today
-Day view
-Week view
-Month view
-Search


Photos / Photos with control key pressed: Six actions for Photos.app
-Info
-Emojis and symbols
-Favorite
-Keyword manager
-Delete
-Editing tools


iTunes / iTunes with control key pressed: Very simple configuration, previous, resume and next track. As you see, I have a global widget to show iTunes track info. Pressing on button pauses the song, long press takes you to iTunes main window.


Mail / Mail with control key pressed: A lot of buttons for Mail.app:
-Inbox
-New mail
-Attach
-Send (long press to see sent mail box)
-Reply
-Reply all
-Forward
-Archive
-Flag (long press to see flagged mail box)
-Delete


Pages / Pages with control key pressed: I also have several buttons configured for Pages.app:
-Undo
-Redo
-Cut
-Copy
-Paste
-Show invisible characters
-Bold
-Italic
-Underlined
-Justified text


Safari / Safari with control key pressed: Safari is my most used app at all, but I don't need much actions configured:
-Home (Google)
-Browsing history
-Reading view
-Open last closed tab
-Refresh


Spotify / Spotify with control key pressed: Last but no less important, Spotify.app. Like iTunes, I only have three buttons, previous track, resume and next track. Also a global widget to show current song info. Simply press for pause/resume, long press for bring Spotify to the fore.


Additional Touch bar actions:

Swipes: I have configured the six possible swipes to make three actions work:
-Two fingers swipe right: Volume up
-Two fingers swipe left: Volume down
-Three fingers swipe right: Brightness up
-Three fingers swipe left: Brightness down
-Four fingers swipe right: Keyboard illumination up
-Four fingers swipe left: Keyboard illumination down

AirPods battery level: As an AirPods owner, it's very useful to see current battery level of my AirPods when they are connected. This script shows also the battery level of the case.

Other BTT actions: I also have configured keyboard shortcuts to launch several app, using option key, trackpads actions and Magic Mouse gestures to use it much better than original Apple set up. Everything can be tested and used downloading my preset, please feel free to comment, and thanks for reading.

Canhetinho.bttpreset (7.5 MB)


#2

I have a new version to show you guys.

First, general Touch Bar settings:


Now, when I press control or option key, Touch Bar only shows the buttons that are configured to be shown with that particular key. For example, Finder:

This is how it looks like normally: Global buttons (Finder, links, pictures and download folder) plus specific app buttons (info, quick view, select all, delete and trash).

This is how it looks like when I press control key: This is like a secondary bar common to all apps (global buttons) with other buttons usually less used (shut down, restart, settings, sleep display, App Store, calculator, screenshot app and activity monitor app).

When I press option key, some specific app less used buttons appears:

To make this possible, I added a button with no action and no visible in global and specific app (Global and Finder in this case), with the option 'Only show while modifiers are pressed' checked with specific key. I haven't found another way to make this possible, and I have been looking into it a lot.

Of course, any app can have it own option key buttons, and will be the only buttons shown.

Any comment will be welcome.

Thanks.

CanhetinhoV2.bttpreset (8.0 MB)


#3

Today I would like to show you guys the trackpad gestures I use daily. Natively, Apple offers a few gestures that are not enough for me, so I created a lot of them globally and a couple for finder and another couple for Safari.

Global:

Finder (to make it work like Safari's two finger swipes, super useful for me):

Safari:

All this gestures are available in my preset, feel free to download it and give it a try!

Thanks.


#4

Hi, my Touch Bar icons won't show up unless they have names assigned / displayed. how did you make yours with no text beside them? Thanks!


#5

Hi, you can check 'Icon only' box inside Advanced configuration for every item ; ).