Screenshots aren't saved under date and random

I have keylogged a shortcut to get screenshots saved a specific place. BBT is then usually saving them under filename


Where "datetime" is the date and time, and "random" well, is random.

BTT updated today and it only, litterally, saves as


Så obviously every screenshot is replacing the previous. Same bug happened a few updates ago and was later fixed.

Weird, it seems to work fine here. You are on version 3.570?

Could you copy & paste your screenshot trigger here? (cmd+c, cmd+v)

Hi :slight_smile: thanks for the answer

"BTTTriggerType" : 0,
"BTTTriggerClass" : "BTTTriggerTypeKeyboardShortcut",
"BTTPredefinedActionType" : 169,
"BTTPredefinedActionName" : "Capture Screenshot (Configurable)",
"BTTScreenshotOptions" : "-m;;-t;;png;;/Users/USERNAME/Dropbox/Screenshots/0_Screenshot_{datetime}{random}.png;;/Users/USERNAME/Dropbox/Screenshots/1_Screenshot{datetime}{random}.png;;/Users/USERNAME/Dropbox/Screenshots/2_Screenshot{datetime}{random}.png;;/Users/USERNAME/Dropbox/Screenshots/3_Screenshot{datetime}{random}.png;;/Users/USERNAME/Dropbox/Screenshots/4_Screenshot{datetime}_{random}.png;;",
"BTTScreenshotDateFormat" : "yyyy-MM-dd",
"BTTAdditionalConfiguration" : "8388608",
"BTTEnabled2" : 1,
"BTTKeyboardShortcutKeyboardType" : 1728,
"BTTRepeatDelay" : 0,
"BTTUUID" : "FB0EA283-ADFC-43B9-A5AB-234396F3E85D",
"BTTTriggerOnDown" : 1,
"BTTNotesInsteadOfDescription" : 0,
"BTTLayoutIndependentChar" : "F13",
"BTTEnabled" : 1,
"BTTModifierMode" : 0,
"BTTShortcutKeyCode" : 105,
"BTTShortcutModifierKeys" : 8388608,
"BTTOrder" : 0,
"BTTDisplayOrder" : 0,
"BTTAutoAdaptToKeyboardLayout" : 0

It fixed itself now, but various restarts and so on didn't do the trick. I don't know, it just started working again.

The function is broken again, @Andreas_Hegenberg
Same problem. Big problem for me right now.

I don’t understand why this is happening:-/

Are you sure you are running the latest version?


"BetterTouchTool 3.570 is currently the newest version available."

I tried different target folders different places, same problem.

Is there a possibility to replace "Screenshot_{datetime}_{random}" by a sequence 001, 002, 003 and so on? My flow is as follow: I am screenshooting sequences of documents, then i batch them into lightroom, duplicate them to split folios in single pages, edit them and then reexport them to build pdfs. It is capital that all screenshots are organized in the right order when captured.

Worked again, then now broken, again, with last update 3.691

Has not worked for month, om any of the last updates.

unfortunately I really don’t have any idea why this wouldn’t work (it works on all of my machines and there hasn’t been a change for a long time). Could you maybe go to help -> export diagnostic debug info and send the result to

Did you get my mail dated 25. januar ?