Mate Kele asked in a comment: “Can someone tell me how can I add a gesture for safari show all tabs with better touch tool?”

This is a great question about BetterTouchTool (BTT), because the answer to the question illustrates how I create dozens of BTT actions for menu bar items for all my most used applications.

The following 2-minute video explains how to create the BTT action step-by-step. (Note: change the settings of video to HD for better quality viewing.)

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The more you start using BetterTouchTool, the more you’ll realize that how much time and effort you save using finger gestures instead of remembering and typing keyboard shortcuts or dragging your cursor to the menu bar.

You can download a trial version of BetterTouchTool, or select from one of several donation prices for the applications.

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I write about BTT so much, because I recommend it as one of the three applications to get started with for Mac automating. The other two applications I recommend getting started with is TextExpander, or a similar text expansion application, and the text selection application, PopClip. See my other 10 other recommendations for getting starting with Mac automation.

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By the way, if you want to hear me speak more about BetterTouchTool, check out Jay Miller’s recent interview with me on his Productivity in Tech podcast. The episode includes discussions of my other favorite applications.

Let me know in the comment section if you have any questions about steps explained in this video or about BetterTouchTool.

Do you have a Mac automation question? Send me your question here, and if it’s a question and answer that might useful to other readers, I’ll post it in this column.


Bakari Chavanu

Bakari Chavanu is a freelance writer and long-time Mac users. He's written hundreds articles about Mac applications and Mac automation for general users. He's also the author of "The Awesome Guide to Mac Automation" (
  • Bakari, this is awesome.

    I use Mac from last three years and aware of most of all gestures. However, this is the one I was missing, and now with this new handy trick, I can enhance the productivity.