6912 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 8, 2010 3:09 PM by 153957
From the BTT FAQ at http://blog.boastr.net/?page_id=868
* Oh noes, I checked the option for hiding the menubar Icon and now the menubar icon is not visible anymore! How can I access the preferences now?
Answer: hit CTRLALT+CMDO
(that's a capital letter O, not a zero)
Also, you want to stay fairly up-to-date with BTT; the author tends to
come out with one or more updates most days. You may just want to read the
blog at http://blog.boastr.net/
te see whether the latest is reasonably stable; usually either the latest,
or one or two before that, is ok. The one that it gives for auto-update
(unless new enough to have the option for taking alpha updates, and
that option is enabled) is probably reasonably stable, but fairly old.
I've tried most versions (with Magic Mouse; no multitouch pad on a Mac Mini
obviously) and had fairly few problems. The only persistent problem I've had is
that some gestures ("tip-tap") are a bit difficult for me to do consistently,
and others are easy to do accidentally (for example, a two-finger tap is
too easy to do by just having one extra lazy finger down when trying to
do some other gesture). But there are enough gestures now that I don't
really need to use every possible combination to do what I want.
Using BTT to launch Trampoline or Quicksilver allows one to do even more.
Using KeyClick for feedback sometimes makes it easier to learn to do some
of the gestures more carefully.
Anytime you want to set a gesture to an already defined shortcut key
sequence, you may have to temporarily disable the shortcut (perhaps
with Keyboard preferences) so as to be able to enter it into the BTT
preferences; then, re-enable it once that's done.
At one point, the format of the BTT preferences changed and you had to
re-enter your preferences on the following update, but IIRC that's only