Share your BetterTouchTool Multitouch gestures

ChristWolves

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As many of you might have known, the latest MacBook Pros are equipped with a MultiTouch trackpad which supports up to N fingers (which is 10 fingers for the current human generation :p)

However, the functionality of the MultiTouch trackpad is limited by the predefined Trackpad configurations in the default OSX environment. Therefore, the guy named Andreas Hegenberg has created the MultiTouch "Control Panel" where you can customize the MultiTouch gestures the way you like within OSX (Yes, sky is the limit) - FOR FREE!

This simple and yet powerful tool can be downloaded at: BetterTouch Tool.app

So, let's share your ultimate custom MultiTouch Gesture configurations - REPORT ANY ISSUE YOU HAVE FOR YOUR CONFIG! ;)

P/S: The software has an "Export" option where your current MultiTouch configurations can be shared with others! Fantastic, isn't it?
P/S P/S: Zip your MultiTouch configuration file before attaching!

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Here's mine:

Legend (Duh!)
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F - Finger
S - Swipe
L - Left
R - Rotate/Right
D - Down
U - Up
T - Tip/Tap
[] - Predefined Action
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* Disabled Swipe Left/Right to Switch Applications (for Command + Q and Command + `)

Global:
5FSD -> Sleep Computer
4FSL -> Command+Q (Quit)
4FSW -> Command + ` (Application Windows)
4FT -> Application Switcher
RR -> Command + W (Close window)
3FSD -> Command + M (Minimize)
11FT/Whole Hand -> Start Screensaver (with PwnageTool's Einstein) :D

Finder:
5FSL -> Command + Backspace (Delete)
5FSR -> Command + Shift + Delete (Empty Recycle Bin)
4FSL -> Command + O (Open file)
TTL -> Command + C (Copy)
TTR -> Command + V (Paste)
2FTTL -> Command + 1 (Icon view)
2FTTM -> Command + 2 (List view)
2FTTR -> Command + 3 (Column view)

Safari/GoogleChrome/Firefox:
RL -> Command + T (New tab)
3FSL -> Command + Shift + [ (Switch to left tab)
3FSR -> Command + Shift + ] (Switch to right tab)
3FTTL -> Command + L (Insert link)
3FTTR -> Command + Option + F (Google find)
2FTTL -> [3F Swipe Left (Page Back)]
2FTTM -> Command + R (Refresh page)
2FTTR -> [3F Swipe Right (Page Forward)]

Preview:
3FSL -> Command + Shift + D (Show/Hide Sidebar)
3FSR -> Command + Shift + D (Show/Hide Sidebar)


Issue:
- No rotate, next/previous slide in Preview.
- RR requires thumb as pivot (whereas my previous Early-2008 MBP can use any two fingers).
 

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Dcuellar

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Feb 24, 2010
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I just set it up for three finger swipes so far:

Up: Dashboard
Down: Views all Spaces
Right: Command + Left (I have it set to change to the next space)
Left: Command + Right (Changes to the previous space)

That's all I have now. I'm going to work on the magic mouse now.
 

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Bisz

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Apr 19, 2010
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I'm getting started with Safari, here is what I have:

3 Finger Tap = Command Click = open link in new tab
4 Finger Tap = Command T = open new tab
5 Finger Tap = Command R = reload
Tip Tap Left = Command Shift [ = switch to tab to the left
Tip Tap Right = Command Shift ] = switch to tab to the right



To stay sane I'm only mapping key things I use the most, or things I use fairly often but for which the keyboard shortcuts are too convoluted. I think that if I set up too many of these shortcuts it would get too confusing and I would end up not using them, or activating them accidentally.
 
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MBHockey

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Can someone try setting 4-finger swipe left/right for switching between Spaces? I tried this earlier with this program but it didn't work and I got rid of the application.
 
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Gorilla Power

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Btw, I ran into a problem where BTT won't open at all. I guess its a (reported) bug, it wouldn't appear on the menu bar, not in the /Applications folder. If you tried to open it from the Preferences Pane it wouldn't budge. Removing / reinstalling the app, even rebooting the computer several times didn't work.

This will happen if one decides to remove BTT from the menu bar as well as System Preferences.

So, solution is to invoke it with the shortcut : Cmd + Opt + Ctrl + O.
 
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windels

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@ gorillapower: search the site, they show it in a movie.

3 fingerswipe down : expose
4 fingerswipe: spaces
4fingerswipe left/right: space left right

spaces at the tip of my fingers, lovin it

also: the windowsnappin feature is a must have!
 
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Bisz

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Nice idea for a thread ! Btw, could someone please explain me what "tip tap" is ?
I had no idea either... so I googled it :D

Hold one/two/three fingers down, then tap another finger, either to the left or to the right of the fingers you are holding down.
 
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ChristWolves

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I had no idea either... so I googled it :D

Hold one/two/three fingers down, then tap another finger, either to the left or to the right of the fingers you are holding down.
Well said! :)

Basically, 2FTTL simple means that holding two fingers on the trackpad and tap another finger on the left. 2FTTR will be the same, but tap another finger on the right of the two fingers.

TTL/R will only need to hold down one finger instead of two.
 
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Bob1039

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GLOBAL:
Five Finger Swipe Left = Maximize Window Left
Five Finger Swipe Right = Maximize Window Right
Five Finger Swipe Up = Maximize Window
Five Finger Tap = CMB + W (close tab/window)
Four Finger Tap = CMD + T (open tab)
Rotate Right = CMD + R (refresh)
Three Finger Swipe Down = CMD + M (minimize window)

FINDER:
Rotate Left = CMD + backspace (=delete items)

All very useful!
 
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Bisz

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GLOBAL:
Five Finger Swipe Left = Maximize Window Left
Five Finger Swipe Right = Maximize Window Right
Five Finger Swipe Up = Maximize Window
Five Finger Tap = CMB + W (close tab/window)
Good thinking! I'll have to give that a try. I really do love the window snapping.


Edit, here is what I have now:

Global
5 Finger Swipe Up = Maximize window to top half of screen
5 Finger Swipe Down = Maximize window to bottom half of screen
5 Finger Swipe Left = Maximize window to left half of screen
5 Finger Swipe Right = Maximize window to right half of screen
5 Finger Tap = Maximize window
5 Finger Click = Minimize window

Safari
3 Finger Tap = Command Click = open link in new tab
4 Finger Tap = Command R = reload
Tip Tap Left = Command Shift [ = switch to tab to the left
Tip Tap Right = Command Shift ] = switch to tab to the right
 
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Tex-Twil

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Hi,
I have troubles setting the "three finger click" as "middle click". Is it working for you ? I just want to open in a new tab a link when I click with 3 fingers in firefox.
 
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ChristWolves

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Hi,
I have troubles setting the "three finger click" as "middle click". Is it working for you ? I just want to open in a new tab a link when I click with 3 fingers in firefox.
Hi Tex-Twil, it is called TFT, NOT TFC. Hope that helps. :)

Bisz said:
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I personally avoid 5-finger gesture as it requires you to lift your palm off the palmrest area - I'm lazy. :D
 
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andromedaan

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Hi,
I have troubles setting the "three finger click" as "middle click". Is it working for you ? I just want to open in a new tab a link when I click with 3 fingers in firefox.
I had exactly the same problem, it just didnt work often.. Solution: change it to: Rotate to right.

Works excellent and feels very natural, because it looks like your swiping the link with your tumb to the right, where it opens up in a new tab :)!
 
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kockgunner

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Four finger click tap - maximize window
Four finger swipe left - maxmize window left
Four finger swipe right - maxmize window right

Three finger click - minimize window
Three finger swipe down - new tab
Three finger swipe down - close tab / window
Three finger tap - middle click (command tab)
 
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Hadron

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I've assigned three-finger swipes in all 4 directions as equivalent to ctrl+corresponding cursor keys, i.e. navigation between spaces (I have 8 spaces, so 2-d navigation is important). Means I can just put 3 fingers on the pad then slide to any space I want - makes up for the lack of the handy desktop switchers that come with linux distros.

Four-finger up/down for spaces/expose.

Assigned both 3-finger tap and 3-finger click to middleclick (maximises chance of it working :)

Of course a real fave is a "standard" one, the two-finger scrolling within applications.
 
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ChristWolves

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Well it was working yesterday. This morning it does not work anymore . Edit: after a restart, it works again :)


I have rotate right already assigned.
Don't the rotate gesture requires AT LEAST your thumb as the pivot point?

I tried using my second and middle finger and other combinations except my thumb to rotate with no avail. It used to work in my Early-2008 MBP.
 
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martynjd

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how do i assign safari refresh to a right finger rotate, it doesn't give me the option?
 
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