Widget disappears if "Show icon only, no text" is enabled and the icon is changed through update_touchbar_widget

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If you change a widget's icon to a local file through applescript (with widget text disabled), the widget disappears and either never comes back, or spawns back in a second later, incrementally like a webpage loading. It will never come back if you put exactly the same code in the actual widget (where it auto updates every X seconds).

However if you enable text, the button performs exactly as expected (with no lag).

EDIT:
This seems related to the "always run when widget becomes visible" checkbox in the overall widget "widget specific" tab under "Widget Specific Config:". Disable it, and it fixes it (somewhat??)

Recreation steps

  1. Create an applescript widget
  2. Give it a "run applescript async" trigger
  3. Give it a name too, doesn't matter
  4. Check "Show icon only, no text"
  5. Give it a default icon
  6. In the trigger code, put:

tell application "BetterTouchTool"

update_touch_bar_widget "4F00D1EA-3277-4BE6-8BA1-02433145E086" icon_path "/Users/user/Documents/Touchbar/play.png"

update_touch_bar_widget "4F00D1EA-3277-4BE6-8BA1-02433145E086" icon_path "/Users/user/Documents/Touchbar/pause.png"

end tell

But obviously use your own existing files and UUIDs.

  1. Press the button.

Device information:

  • Type of Mac: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
  • macOS version: 10.13.4 (17E199)
  • BetterTouchTool version: 2.835

Seems pretty similar to this:

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