So this condition works If I click down on the trackpad but not if I just tap it, is this just a limitation of the system?
Tapping on the trackpad is NOT the same as a click down, unless you change System Preferences, either in the Mouse or Accessibility section.
Google search is your friend:
How to Enable Tap To Click on Mac Trackpads with Mac OS X
I don't think we're on the same page. I do already use that. I set it up for myself the day I opened the delivery parcel of my first Apple laptop. The question here is around using the tap with the "mouse button is pressed" condition. I took from your original comment that you believe the tap can be used to make the condition true. Did I read it wrong? Do we have an answer for the OP yet (I would love an answer for the OP because it would help myself as well)?
Ooh, weird. I just tried a simple two action macro to make a sound and it seems to have intermittent results. Sometimes it seems to beep on the first tap. Others it seems to wait. Well now I have no idea if this condition is working or not. Edit again: I don't think it's working. It's not reliable enough for me to think that a tap makes the condition true in any meaningful way. If I gently touch the trackpad I can activate different application windows without making the condition true. Then I touch with normal pressure and suddenly it works.
I was not directly addressing the KM Action, but how the Trackpad works.
You can config it so that a tap is a click, and a double-tap and hold is a click and hold. I'll leave the KM testing to you guys.
Did you ever find a way to get this working? My setup:
- "Tap to Click" enabled in System Preferences -> Trackpad -> Point & Click
- KM macro trigger: "Device Key 'Apple Internal Keyboard/Trackpad Button 1' is pressed"
The macro won't trigger if I tap. But it WILL trigger if I click
I haven't thought about it again since the original posts in this thread Sorry
I second the motion.. is there any way the functionality can be expanded to track taps as a click?