The new touch bar is not very good for people good at keyboard shortcuts and development.

I used to be able to press Shift F8 to get iTunes to play without giving it focus.

How can I get the F10,F11 etc. keys to always display on Chrome without pressing Fn, on touch bar Mac?

This makes debugging annoying.

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In the system preferences go to "Keyboard". Select the "Shortcuts"-tab. Select "Function Keys" in the left menu. Click the + and add the applications where you want the F-keys to always show.

If you never want the touch bar but the old F-keys with brightness, volume backlight and so on. Go back to the "Keybard"-tab and select "Expanded Control Strip" in the "Touch Bar Shows" drop-down menu.


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