I love the Touch Bar. That's why I was so upset that Apple just sat on its useless its user interface. So, inspired by Vas3k's popular blog post on the subject, and determined to make good on the promise that Apple broke, I've spent a (ridiculous) amount of time reworking the foundations of the Touch Bar into GoldenChaos-BTT: a true general purpose Touch Bar UI with support for tons of apps that's intuitive enough to make you love your Touch Bar again - or, more likely, for the first time.
Want to buy me a coffee? You can donate here: https://paypal.me/GoldenChaos
Thinking about buying BetterTouchTool because of this preset? Use this link and I'll get 40%. 🙂
Need help or have a feature request? Visit the GC-BTT thread on the BetterTouchTool forums and make a post!
"Singlehandedly vindicates the Touch Bar's existence." kdhyde on the BetterTouchTool forums
"Whenever someone calls the Touch Bar useless, I just show them this." KungFuJoe on the BetterTouchTool forums
"The way Apple should have implemented the Touch Bar in the first place." @wowthatisrandom, developer of Forecastbar and InstaCal
"What I would have wanted the Touch Bar to be stock." truublue on the BetterTouchTool forums
"SUPERB." u/townfox on Reddit
"Genius." Harrumph on the BetterTouchTool forums
"INCREDIBLE." peripatew on the BetterTouchTool forums
"A very big preset" Andreas Hegenberg, developer of BetterTouchTool
The default key set when nothing is open. Fullscreen doubles as escape key; tap for escape, long-press for fullscreen.
Open a browser, and browser controls appear in the Home Strip.
Open more apps to reveal a wide range of dynamic controls and widgets. Close apps to dismiss their controls.
Hold command, option, or control to access the app switcher, control strip, or window snapping controls.
Dynamic Menu Bar with three size options lets you dedicate as much or as little space to widgets as you like.
Widget Groups like Emoji Picker, Browser Tabs, and Language Switcher replace the Home Strip, but not the Menu Bar.
Access expanded-view Modal Widgets by long-pressing on Weather, Now Playing, Reminders, Calendar, Volume, and more.
Dock Badges appear on the left side of the Touch Bar and remain sticky.
Built-in Dock Badge support for all of your favorite third party apps; enable or disable them in the GC-BTT Settings menu.
Dock Badges also support handoff!
The straightforward GC-BTT Settings panel (⌘⌥⇧P) makes it easy to deeply customize your Touch Bar. Settings transfer seamlessly to new versions of GC-BTT with "Reapply All Settings".
GoldenChaos-BTT is designed to completely take over the Touch Bar, escape key and all. Since BetterTouchTool isn't set up this way by default, make sure to match BetterTouchTool's General Touch Bar Settings to the configuration shown below before importing - if you don't, things probably won't look right.
GoldenChaos-BTT has a seamless upgrade system that allows your customized settings to transfer from one version to the next by storing your settings inside BTT itself. For it to work, you'll first need to completely remove any existing installations of GoldenChaos-BTT - if you don't, the settings menu won't work.
To remove existing GC-BTT installations and safely upgrade to a new version, follow these steps:
Only install the latest version unless you have a specific troubleshooting reason. If you do need to install an older version for whatever reason, make sure the version of BetterTouchTool you're running is greater than or equal to the GoldenChaos-BTT version you're installing.
pip install requests) and Locateme (
brew install locateme) for the weather widget to work.