June 30, 2022, 9:28am
on the mac, you can abbreviate the spelling out of repetitive phrases by using text modules:
For example, "kr" automatically becomes "kind regards".
(if you enter this in system settings > keyboard > text).
unfortunately, this doesn't work for me in all apps. so i'd like to ask the community: is there any way to help with btt? is there a function in there that can do something similar (and that i may have overlooked)?
June 30, 2022, 9:56am
ah thank you!
I had already guessed that it would have to be solved under "key sequences / typed words", but had not found a way.
entering the "trigger name" also works, but i still can't find an equivalent under "assigned actions".
can you please help me?
Did you have a look at the link? The first screenshot shows some examples.
June 30, 2022, 10:03am
thank you for your advice. yes i have looked at the post and the pictures.
but i am not sure: under which point of the "action configuration" can i find this? under "help actions"?
June 30, 2022, 10:53am
i enter the
abbreviation under key sequences / typed words > trigger name. this already works.
but how can i enter
the text that should be output instead of the abbreviation?
June 30, 2022, 11:16am
The trigger is "kr". Then select the predefined action "type text" (or something like that) and add a "kind regards".
June 30, 2022, 11:48am
thank you very much, frank. but where can i find this "type text"?
here is what i see:
June 30, 2022, 11:54am
Haha, du sprichst german...
mit "type" geht es nicht "tippe"
June 30, 2022, 12:03pm
By the way, this is also new. Nice
June 30, 2022, 12:07pm
ja, du hast recht, frank. habe ich auch gerade gemerkt
June 30, 2022, 12:12pm
use the search field
ah that is the solution, thank you, andreas!
interesting: i had tried to search for "text". but nothing useful came up. but i must have overlooked it.
now i tried to search for "tippen" (i'm using the german version of btt) and to be on the safe side also for "type". but that didn't bring any result.
but now i have found it!
June 30, 2022, 12:16pm
BUT: after i entered everything, i notice that btt recognized the input (the HUD overlay is shown) - but the abbreviation is not converted to the text to be output
what did i do wrong. do you have a tip?
June 30, 2022, 12:29pm
update: after a restart of btt it works now - but only in the mac-apps.
something happens also in the windows virtual machine programs (editor and outlook): but there is only an output "v". (always.)
this is strange, because otherwise all commands i saved in btt are executed correctly in mac-os as well as in windows-vm.
do you have an idea? what do i have to change?
ahh I see. Unfortunately most virtual machines don't work well with programatically generated events. There is not too much you can do about that ;-(
June 30, 2022, 7:17pm
i understand, andreas. thank you for your info.
I think I now know what the problems are:
trigger name: " delete entered characters after recognition": there the vm seems to misinterpret the backspace key. if backspace would be cmd+backspace here, it should work.
assigned actions: there the vm doesn't get along with " insert by cmd+v". if btt would give here the possibility to enter also by ctrl+v, it should work.