Detect double / long press with momentary switch

Hi everyone,

I have a device that publish the state of a momentary switch to my MQTT broker.

When I press the switch my device send a 1 into a topic and then a 0 when the button is released.

Is there a simple way to detect a single press / double press and long press ?

I'm trying to make it work with the trigger node but that doesn't seems right...

Thanks for help :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Someone else here can probably help you better but does the device happen to be an Arduino device running your own code? If it is, then I would say it might be simpler and more responsive to detect it on the device and send a different value for each button press type. There are handy Arduino libraries for that. But nevermind if it isn't. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Unfortunately it’s a Shelly4Pro and I don’t think I’m able to flash it she same way I flashed my Shelly Basics...

I found an old thread on this sort of thing that might help
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/node-red/WcHYquUvLjE

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I’ll give it a try! Thanks

I tried the flow on the google group but the double press doesn't work, I got two "single events" for some reason msg.count stay = 1 I'm not sure why I've never used msg.count... maybe this was written for an older version of node-red?

Edit: Sorry I think I got it, for some reason when the flow is imported the timed-counter loose some settings

Hope that will help someone else

I'm leaving this here in the case that can help someone else

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The timed-counter node can be found here

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