The TouchBar in my new MacBookPro 2017 keeps freezing every time I use it to adjust the brightness of the screen. In order to circumvent this, I need to use the "Force Quit" command, but is becoming really annoying.

Has this happened to anyone before? How should I fix the problem?

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This is a known issue. The touch bar is quite finicky. Try these scripts in the terminal:

Kill touch bar - pkill "Touch Bar agent"

Refresh control strip - killall ControlStrip

Additionally, if the scripts didn't solve your issue and you are still under the 90 days of free Apple Care, I'd recommend taking it in. There are a number of things that could be wrong with it and it's really hard to diagnose + solve without a physical examination from an expert.

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