Simple fix to accidental BTT "Quit Application" on ⌘Q

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#1

This is not exactly rocket science, but I just thought I'd share this (in case anyone else is suffering from involuntarily keyboard shortcut trigger reflexes) :laughing:

I found myself quitting BetterTouchTool a LOT by pressing ⌘Q, when I really meant to close the preferences window (⌘W).

BTT to the rescue, ironically enough:

  • Activate the "Keyboard" tab,
  • Add "BetterTouchTool" to the application list.
  • With that selected, add a new shortcut: ⌘Q
  • Enter ⌘W in the "Trigger other Keyboard Shortcut" box
  • Done :partying_face:

As I said, not exactly rocket science, but it solved the issue for me.

JSON:

{
  "BTTTriggerClass" : "BTTTriggerTypeKeyboardShortcut",
  "BTTPredefinedActionType" : -1,
  "BTTPredefinedActionName" : "No Action",
  "BTTShortcutToSend" : "55,13",
  "BTTAdditionalConfiguration" : "1048576",
  "BTTEnabled2" : 1,
  "BTTUUID" : "1BCC50C7-7C79-4A62-A63E-801E48201DEA",
  "BTTTriggerOnDown" : 1,
  "BTTEnabled" : 1,
  "BTTModifierMode" : 0,
  "BTTAlternateModifierKeys" : 0,
  "BTTShortcutKeyCode" : 12,
  "BTTShortcutModifierKeys" : 1048576,
  "BTTOrder" : 0,
  "BTTDisplayOrder" : 0,
  "BTTMergeIntoTouchBarGroups" : 0
}
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#2

Cool! definitley will use XD

So simple but so useful aha, why didn't I think of this before

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#3

OK, stupid question time, how would I use the JSON to add that to BTT? (I mean, this is a silly example to do that as adding the actions is very simple, but for future reference. I did search the RTFM for JSON and looked in the various menus, but no joy.

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#4

right click > paste json from keyboard

:joy:

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