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#1 Joe Weaks

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 02:42 PM

I thought some might be interested to see how I have the Touch Bar on my MacBook Pro customized for Accordance.

 

You can find the video here.

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Once the Accordance developers get around to Touch Bar support, they will be able to do a better job, but in the meantime…

 

here is my public release of the preset.


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Posted 27 July 2020 - 09:56 AM

Do you mind sharing how you did this?


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Posted 27 July 2020 - 02:23 PM

MUST HAVE MUST HAVE!

 

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 03:22 PM

I NEED this!!!



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Posted 27 July 2020 - 05:20 PM

When I finally get a MacBook - if it still has the Touch Bar - I really want to replicate this!

 

Do you recommend BetterTouchTool just for touchpad and mouse also? Is it easy?


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Posted 27 July 2020 - 06:23 PM

I thought some might be interested to see how I have the Touch Bar on my MacBook Pro customized for Accordance.

 

You can find the video here.

attachicon.gifScreen Shot 2020-07-26 at 2.15.02 PM.png

 

Once the Accordance developers get around to Touch Bar support, they will be able to do a better job, but in the meantime…

 

Wow, for the first time since it's release, I want the Touch Bar! As always, very nice work, Joe!


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Posted 28 July 2020 - 10:44 AM

Wow, very nice.  I have BetterTouchTool also. Which did you use for the video and can you give at least a brief How To?

 

 



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Posted 28 July 2020 - 09:31 PM

Yes... I wrote the customizations myself using the BetterTouchTool utility which adds functionality to things like the Touch Bar, the Trackpad, and window management.

 

I can try and post the presets once I find a good tutorial of the simplest way to install it.

 

If you have BTT installed already and are feeling adventurous, let me know and I can send you the presets and we can experiment with getting it imported. I'll send you the json preset to try out if you send me an email. My address is my first and last name at gmail.


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Posted 28 July 2020 - 09:43 PM

Yes... I wrote the customizations myself using the BetterTouchTool utility which adds functionality to things like the Touch Bar, the Trackpad, and window management.

 

I can try and post the presets once I find a good tutorial of the simplest way to install it.

If you have BTT installed already, let me know and I can send you the presets and we can experiment with getting it imported.

I have BTT installed, so let me know if it's possible to import your customizations. Thanks!!


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Posted 29 July 2020 - 05:44 AM

I also have and use BTT. I would love to use your customizations. Wow, this could be a huge help in my workflow.


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Posted 29 July 2020 - 06:35 AM

Ditto to the above. I love BTT


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Posted 29 July 2020 - 11:44 AM

I have also installed BTT


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Posted 29 July 2020 - 11:55 AM

I have installed BTT but a good question is have the programers ever thought of implementing this??? I am not sure how difficult these things are but I would suspect it would be a very popular mac feature..

 

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 10:06 AM

I've sent the BTT preset to a few folks. Waiting to hear back on how installation went.


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Posted 30 July 2020 - 06:28 PM

I've sent the BTT preset to a few folks. Waiting to hear back on how installation went.

 

Installation was a breeze! I tweaked your settings with own Accordance projects. Here's a video of the result: https://youtu.be/lmwr7GiAT54


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Posted 01 August 2020 - 08:52 AM

I installed it without any hitches at all.  Works perfectly on Accordance startup... I will need a few days to tweak Joe's presets.  He has designed such a large array of triggers that they use up the whole touch bar.  I will probably disable some that I use less often, that way I can merely enable them back on if I change my mind.  I already had a few of my own, but it was a very simple affair like 'copy url' and 'open in new pane', (actually these were BTT trackpad gestures rather than TouchBar triggers.).  Joe has clearly spent a lot of time preparing the triggers, which has saved me heaps of time.  

 

Thanks Joe, you are a real blessing to the Accordance community.


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Posted 01 August 2020 - 06:04 PM

Glad it's useful.

 

I included a lot (and will add a few more) so that then any user can disable the ones they don't need, easily.

Also, you can hide the Control Strip for Accordance and that gives you a lot more space.

In the Accordance app-specific settings set the Touch Bar Configuration to "Show BetterTouchTool Touch Bar  ** Hide macOS Control Strip ** "


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Posted 01 August 2020 - 07:56 PM

Many thanks to Joe! After receiving Joe's preset, I've successfully imported it to BTT.

Just to mention one thing:

 

For those who are not using English UI. The click menu item actions will not work, because it is set to click English menu items.

A solution is to use Keyboard Maestro. I've added a "Enter Tags" group to the BTT. Instead of clicking activate menu item, I set it to execute an AppleScript that will execute a Keyboard Maestro macro.

 

In Keyboard Maestro, I can set conditions, Keyboard Maestro will first examine whether the menu item "Search ➤ Enter Tag" exists or not. If it does, it means the UI is English. It will activate the English menu. If it does not exist, in my case, the UI is Chinese, it will activate the Chinese menu. Because I often switch the UI language in Accordance, this trick is very useful to me. (See screenshot below) Of course, I could also assign other triggers in Keyboard Maestro for the same action.

 

(For reasons I don't know, if I use "Search" instead of "Search ➤ Enter Tag", the condition does not work as expected)

 

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 10:27 PM

Martin, I can also alter the Accordance BTT Preset to use menu item position instead of English names, if those are consistent across languages (which I would assume). That would make the triggers language agnostic.


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Posted 02 August 2020 - 12:26 AM

Many thanks to Joe! After receiving Joe's preset, I've successfully imported it to BTT.

Just to mention one thing:

 

For those who are not using English UI. The click menu item actions will not work, because it is set to click English menu items.

A solution is to use Keyboard Maestro. I've added a "Enter Tags" group to the BTT. Instead of clicking activate menu item, I set it to execute an AppleScript that will execute a Keyboard Maestro macro.

 

In Keyboard Maestro, I can set conditions, Keyboard Maestro will first examine whether the menu item "Search ➤ Enter Tag" exists or not. If it does, it means the UI is English. It will activate the English menu. If it does not exist, in my case, the UI is Chinese, it will activate the Chinese menu. Because I often switch the UI language in Accordance, this trick is very useful to me. (See screenshot below) Of course, I could also assign other triggers in Keyboard Maestro for the same action.

 

(For reasons I don't know, if I use "Search" instead of "Search ➤ Enter Tag", the condition does not work as expected)

 

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May you can share the one for Keyboard Maestro too.


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