Better Touch Tool and Parallels

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Oohara, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. Oohara macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2012

    I work with subtitles using a Windows program, where I'm constantly precision-navigating video files while typing. So far I've always used a Windows laptop where the built in numpad would control the video file, but I'm now looking to move all my work to my MBP. Using an external numpad or keyboard is not an option because I need to be able to work comfortably while traveling etc.

    My question now is: would it be possible for me to set up gestures using Better Touch Tools that I could use to navigate the video files while working in Windows using Parallels?

    I'm hoping to avoid shelling out with hard earned cash just to possibly learn that this won't work, so I'd be really very grateful for any replies!!

  2. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    I don't see why not. Better Touch Tools allows you to convert trackpad gestures into keyboard combinations, so you should be able to maps gestures to the keyboard commands that your software uses. Keyboard strokes do pass through Parallels into a Windows VM, so that should be fine too.

    This is all theory, but you can test it yourself without monetary risk since it has a free trial period.

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