First, this is just an example and it is certainly not meant to be beautiful
The new Stream Deck emulator is mainly intended for testing.
However, you can also do other useful things with it. Especially people without a stream deck can use the floating emulator to trigger BTT actions. This works with the mouse of course, but can also be set up to use the keyboard (Advanced Conditions). In the example below the triggers are shown in the upper left corner of the icon. I know this looks terrible But you can make it look beautiful too. The size of the emulator can be changed and with modifiers more buttons can be displayed.
I am a visual guy. Icons remind me of a macro, which I prefer to trigger with the keyboard without having to remember a shortcut.
And you can make it application dependent. Photoshop has one set, when you switch to Illustrator another set comes up, etc. The columns and rows can also be adjusted. But sometimes it's a bit stubborn. It's ok for personal use, but rather unreliable as a concept for a team with technically weaker members. I'm still waiting and hoping for the fixed-floating-windows functionality to finally be able to take over the world...
It will still take a bit (sorry for moving this a lot, but every time I wanted to finally tackle the floating menu, something got in the way). New (I think now realistic) ETA: end of February.
Lately I have fixed and added many little things that were on my TODO list for v4.0 (which I'll release maybe sometime this weekend). So after that is out I'll focus completely on finishing the floating menus.
I've not been following the forums for a while. Could someone explain to me briefly what the fixed floating menus is? I kinda thought that the webview thing could already do menus, but maybe I've misunderstood?
Right now I have one floating menu implemented using Keyboard Maestro; when I hit a hotkey, I get this little menu appear, which lets me choose one of four screenshot options:
(the first three trigger BTT named triggers via ActionScript, and the last fires a hotkey to trigger Snagit)
Is it that sort of functionality that Andreas is working on bringing to BTT? It'd be great to have this inside BTT rather than using Keyboard Maestro for it (it's literally the only thing I'm using that software for right now! )
@TheBloke I agree with Andreas. For the menu you showed you don't even need "Custom Context Menu (New)". If you are familiar with KM then you know the conflict palettes. You can do something similar with BTT. If you assign the same tigger to several macros, BTT will also show a simple conflict menu.
Totally agree with that. The difference between BTT and KMM is that the BTT menu disappears when you activate a point, unlike KMM which can keep it fixed. That's why "fixed" is crucial for me. I'm envisioning something like the StreamDeckEmulator, an individual starter menu that can be customized for each app, and it can stay fixed. Back in the day, Adobe Configurator 2.0 had similar setups, and I was all over it. Unfortunately, it got discontinued. I know I can do it with KMM, and I've already built some panels. But as @TheBloke pointed out, KMM is not my go-to because I prefer BTT. So, it would be wicked helpful to have a deadline for when we can expect this feature.
Thanks all! Yes, I do keep forgetting about the standard conflict system - had I remembered that a few months ago I'd probably never have bought Keyboard Maestro It works OK, but with the one disadvantage that you can't (that I can see) specify another name for the entries in the conflict list, so eg when one of the entries is sending a hotkey, the conflict list just shows Send ^⌘C or whatever. It's not a deal breaker for my simple example but it's not ideal for a proper menu.
But that hopefully won't matter, because yes, Custom Context Menu (NEW) is precisely what I wanted!
That's so cute! I do have a technical problem with it (it's not showing up over full screen windows) but I've raise that in the proper place.
Thanks again for the info and help. The planned new update sounds really sophisticated and awesome and I'll watch for the updates with interest! Thanks again for all the info and help.