BetterTouchTool
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BetterTouchTool adds many new, fully customizable gestures to the Magic Mouse, Multi-Touch MacBook trackpad, and Magic Trackpad.

These gestures are customizable:

Magic Mouse:
  • Pinch in / out (zoom)
  • single-finger tap left
  • single-finger tap right
  • single-finger tap middle
  • single-finger tap
  • single-finger click middle
  • two-finger tap
  • two-finger click
  • two-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
  • two-finger tip tap left/right
What's New
Version 0.996:
  • As you may have noticed I'm currently not getting much time to work on BetterTouchTool. This is just a very little bugfix update, but I hope I'll have some more time again soon. Please continue reporting bugs / feature requests, even if I currently do not answer any of them.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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BetterTouchTool User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Kunta-Kinte reviewed on 11 Apr 2014
I love it...

Is there a way to implement eject button control for a keyboard?

Let's say I need it to start an AppleScript and i don't want to use another app for only that purpose...
[Version 0.9951]

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RodgerW6021 replied on 12 Apr 2014
There is no key code for the EJECT key. So, it can not be invoked, i think. the way you want it. You can use 'drutil eject' with shell script, BUT, that is for ejecting drives in particular.
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Fishscale replied on 12 Apr 2014
tell application "Finder" to eject (every disk whose ejectable is true)
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Kunta-Kinte replied on 13 Apr 2014
I am aware of that, that is why I ask for such functionality...

What I really want is to start my script for ejecting and mounting internal HDD (i have SSD in my ODC) through eject key on my keyboard. With no optical drive in my MBP that would be a great way to reuse eject key.
I don't wan't to have another app like KeyRemap4MacBook running all the time in the background just for that purpose, and I think BTT would be great for that, since it already has keyboard shortcuts implemented and it is indispensable app on our macs... it "only" needs a way to use eject key...
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stevej3257 reviewed on 10 Mar 2014
Snapped windows overlap ocassionally and especially buggish with stock mail app. Also would be great if the windows can reflow.
[Version 0.9951]


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stevej3257 commented on 10 Mar 2014
Lots of usability but still buggish. The windows overlap each other from time to time!
[Version 0.9951]


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Kunta-Kinte reviewed on 09 Feb 2014
Great piece of software!
Puts more life into magic pad and mouse...

I even bought BetterSnapTool to give a donation to developer...
Thanks
[Version 0.9951]


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Corecode reviewed on 24 Dec 2013
despite the (confusing) name and description the best thing this does is being an universal and GREAT driver for every USB keyboard and mouse in existence. just buy any random PC mouse or keyboard and use this to set up every special key or button. works better than most drivers most 3rd party manufacturers may have so use it instead of the official driver even if you mouse/keyboard has official mac support. just great. i use several unsupported logitech mice and keyboards on the mac with everything working perfectly.
[Version 0.991]


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tomoang reviewed on 18 Dec 2013
The one mac app that I swear by. Nothing like it exists for windows, as far as I know. It makes making shortcuts and gestures very easy to set and do and extends to the magic mouse as well. The options for available gestures and actions are numerous as well.

My mac experience wouldn't be half of what it is without better touch tool.

Once in a while there are occasional stability issues where the gestures don't respond and I need to restart the program for it to work again, but it might not be better touch tool's fault.
[Version 0.991]


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WarriorPoet96 reviewed on 23 Nov 2013
I don't know why the bleep this isn't part of Safari to begin with. I'm glaring at you, Safari developers! But this little app works great! Just downloaded it and it did exacatly what it was supposed to. Listen up, Apple, you knuckleheads! I love ya, but get real!
[Version 0.989]

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WarriorPoet96 replied on 23 Nov 2013
Okay, this is actually my review for SafariSort, but I'm an idiot and hit the wrong icon. Ignore me, I'll go away now.
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Lvdoc replied on 25 Nov 2013
You're not an idiot. And you gave a 5-star rating to a 5-star program, so no harm done!
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RavenNevermore reviewed on 21 Nov 2013
I originally got this so I could use my Magic Trackpad to do two finger swipes to go back and forward in the Finder, but since then have found other uses for it too, and added some of my own gestures.
[Version 0.989]


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Matthew Green reviewed on 02 Nov 2013
absolutely blown away by this application not only can it do clever things with my trackpad but it can do amazing things with my keyboard too.

At the moment I'm using F keys as media control keys (as opposed to Apple's frankly frustrating built in ones) not only have I set the keys to control VLC globally, I've also set the same keys to control Cog and neither controls launch the app leaving them free to control other things if necessary. Even better I've even added volume global shortcuts for Cog's volume keys which at time of writing isn't built in. basically letting you make your own global media keys out of F7 to F12

Gestures on the other hand are a little bit lacking when compared to jitouch, sure they might be a bit more expansive but not as reliable to trigger but generally workable, I probably need to get used to them a bit more.

The BTT remote for iOS also looks very interesting so I might be trying that out soon
[Version 0.988]


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Radus reviewed on 02 Nov 2013
very, very useful for the apple wireless mouse (touch..), just bought better snap tool to support the developer
[Version 0.9871]


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+33
Jpwgibson had trouble on 18 Sep 2013
0.98 doesn't work for me (on OS X 10.7). Cannot get BTT Preferences to open.
[Version 0.98]

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Jpwgibson replied on 18 Sep 2013
I reverted to .963 and everything seems to be working fine - except now there's no pref pane in System Preferences.
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Satyrica had trouble on 28 Jul 2011
Cannot get "double tap to click" to work... anyone successful?
[Version 0.716]


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Rickyniano had trouble on 15 Jun 2011
"Launch BetterTouchTool on startup" option doesn't work. I've enabled it but I need to launch it manually every time I reboot my iMac.

Using BTT 0.671 on an iMac 21.5", Mac OS X 10.6.7.

Is there a workaround to this issue?

Thanks!
[Version 0.671]


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Oger had trouble on 18 Jan 2011
Great program!
But sometimes when I want to do double tap to open a link in the background nothing happens. I does not seem to respond. When I click in the background of a page it will work again.
Strange. It has been doing this since every release I had. Version 0.6314
[Version 0.6314]


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+146
Cerebrl had trouble on 07 Sep 2010
I really like this program, but came across a problem that is a little worrisome. After a couple of days post-installation of BetterTouchTool, I put my computer to sleep and I could not wake it back up. I did a force shut down (hold down power button for more than 3 seconds), then restarted it.

Everything is fine now, but BetterTouchTool won't launch now, so I don't know if BTT caused the problem or was just a victim of an error. I will reinstall BTT and see what happens. I just thought I would post it here in case others have a similar problem.

I will say that this software is great otherwise!

[Cerebrl]
[Version 0.610]

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Cerebrl replied on 07 Sep 2010
It seems BTT was running just wouldn't open the preference pane for me. Got everything working again, but some of my settings were off. Seems like everything is good to go. Didn't even need to reinstall, just force quite BTT and relaunched.
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Torpedoz80 had trouble on 25 Jun 2010
need help , cant open the app. im using snow leopard 10.6.4.
is this version already supported?
[Version 0.577]


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Soulslave had trouble on 29 Mar 2010
there's no trackpad support for old intel macbooks? (Macbook Model 3,1)
[Version 0.53]

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Dajonel replied on 06 Apr 2010
The old MacBooks don't have multi-touch.
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Soulslave replied on 06 Apr 2010
yea i read it on the site. sorry for not deleting this question on time
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Honknation had trouble on 16 Feb 2010
Maybe someone can explain how they installed the app or got it working? -- I'm not a Mac newbie by any means, but none of the 10+ versions I d/l'd from this site or the DEV's seem to work..

Is this a stand-alone app? - or a preference pane..?
[Version 0.5158]


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Honknation had trouble on 11 Feb 2010
I've downloaded this file and app from here, and right from DEV's site; it downloads fine.. however, every time I 'open' the app (double click), it does nothing.. kinda like a bunk / corrupted dmg file..

Ironically, I open up Activity Monitor, and see that this app is running in the background, until I manually quit it.. but there's no GUI interface, and +TAB never shows this app as 'running'.. only Activity Monitor sees it..

Basically the app won't fire up.. what gives?

I'm on OS X 10.6.2, MacBookPro 17" 2.8Ghz, 4GB Ram, etc..

Thank you in advance.
[Version 0.5156]


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Antro31 had trouble on 02 Feb 2010
Hey guys ! What happened with this latest version ? My default two finger swipe left/right do not work anymore with my Firefox french safari !
Thanks to repair.

Forgetting this, I really like this piece of software !
[Version 0.5154]

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Bettertouchtool (developer) replied on 02 Feb 2010
I think you have to logout and back in or restart your mac. I'm not sure but I think it's a snow leopard bug and is not related to this version of btt.
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Antro31 commented on 02 Feb 2010
Hey, you are right ! This solved the issue. Thanks...

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OSX-FTW! rated on 03 Jan 2014

[Version 0.9951]



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Adam Shul rated on 22 Dec 2013

[Version 0.991]



sylentfury rated on 25 Nov 2013

[Version 0.99]



jessfrancis4800 rated on 02 Nov 2013

[Version 0.988]



jazztrane rated on 21 Oct 2013

[Version 0.985]



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RONIN427 rated on 04 Oct 2013

[Version 0.98]



+3

Jesuguru rated on 19 Sep 2013

[Version 0.98]



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WarriorPoet96 rated on 10 Sep 2013

[Version 0.967]



Gabriel Dillaine rated on 01 Aug 2013

[Version 0.963]



CarlosCambra6779 rated on 21 Jul 2013

[Version 0.943]


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BetterTouchTool adds many new, fully customizable gestures to the Magic Mouse, Multi-Touch MacBook trackpad, and Magic Trackpad.

These gestures are customizable:

Magic Mouse:
  • Pinch in / out (zoom)
  • single-finger tap left
  • single-finger tap right
  • single-finger tap middle
  • single-finger tap
  • single-finger click middle
  • two-finger tap
  • two-finger click
  • two-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
  • two-finger tip tap left/right
  • three-finger tap
  • three-finger click
  • three-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
  • four-finger swipe up/down
  • four-finger click
  • TipTap left/right
Touchpad:
  • single-finger tap top-left
  • single-finger tap top-right
  • single-finger tap top-middle
  • single-finger tap bottom-left
  • single-finger tap bottom-right
  • single-finger tap bottom-middle
  • single-finger tap left-middle
  • single-finger tap right-middle
  • two-finger tip tap left/right
  • three-finger swipes (up/down/left/right)
  • three-finger tap
  • three-finger click
  • four-finger swipes (up/down/left/right)
  • four-finger tap
  • five-finger tap
  • five-finger swipe up/down/left/right (see FAQ)
  • TipTap
  • two-finger TipTap
  • three-finger TipTap


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