trigger menubar item

Perhaps someone here could help me out. I aim to display a sidebar in Acrobat, but only if it is not currently active. The active state is indicated by the checkbox. However, the "Trigger Menu Bar Menu-Item" command consistently triggers, causing the sidebar to disappear upon the next activation. Can I configure it to trigger only when the checkbox is absent?

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Unfortunately BTT currently can't query the checkbox state. It probably would be possible using Apple Script (looking for AXMenuItemMarkChar) but I currently don't have Acrobat installed to test.

Thank you for the quick response; I had already suspected that might be the case. I'll need to take a closer look at the script, but I must admit I'm not very experienced in this area.

Now, on to a different question: I've somehow set up a function that lets me minimize windows by holding down SHIFT and scrolling the mouse wheel down. I'd like to turn this off, but I can't for the life of me find where I did it... help...

You can use macOS Automator to record you clicking the menu item. If you then select the "Watch Me Do" events, hit cmd+c and paste the resulting Apple Script here, I can edit it to make it work.

Sounds like either the scroll up/down trigger in the normal mouse section or a single finger swipe up/down on the Magic Mouse maybe?

No Magic Mouse (I have a Logitech) and no Scroll Down Trigger in the normal mouse section... I have checked everything I could think of.

Are you sure it's configured in BTT? (quit BTT, check whether it still works)

Yes, I have also tried that. When BTT is deactivated, it does not occur =(

Maybe some app / cag specific triggers?

Try this Apple Script (Java Script For Automation) to find all scroll up / down triggers:

let BetterTouchTool = Application('BetterTouchTool');

let scrollTriggers = BetterTouchTool.get_triggers({trigger_id: 996});
let scrollTriggers2 = BetterTouchTool.get_triggers({trigger_id: 997});

scrollTriggers + '---------- '+ scrollTriggers2

mhh ok so it's definitely not a scroll up/down trigger :smiley:
Weird, not sure how else that would work :-/

Possibly check the log in ~/Library/Application Support/BetterTouchTool/Logs/ to see which actions it logs when performing the shift+scroll. Then you could search for the action id and see what triggers are associated with it.

Okay. I've added a small HUDto my regular Windowsminimizer (Mouse Wheel Tilt right).
The HUD also appears when I press Shift and scroll the wheel downward - but that was just setup 5 Minutes ago and only in the Mouse Wheel Tilt right - Trigger

ah on macOS shift + scroll is automatically changing the direction of the scroll so shift+ scroll left/right = scroll up/down, shift+scroll up/down => scroll left / right.

Can I turn it off and give SHIFT SCROLL DOWN another purpose? Like scrolling horizontally in Excel?

I don't think this behavior can be turned off.

You could probably add an advanced trigger condition to only execute if shift is pressed

Thank you for the excellent support - not only in BetterTouchTool but also now in macOS. Will try my luck.