Every time I unlock my 2018 15" MacBook Pro, the Touch Bar displays a x button and the Esc button, irrespective of whatever the Mac is running (it is not displaying the address toolbar on Chrome for example). I must always touch the x button to remove it, and display the current content for the Touch Bar.

I checked for running applications with system monitor, and nothing was wrong.

Is there a way to know what is currently controlling the Touch bBar? I want to delete this, and I cannot find it.

  • BetterTouchTool app will do that. – Ruskes Nov 22 '18 at 19:31
  • This is exactly it! I was already using BetterTouchTool, and I don't know why, but a shortcut was there, empty... I just removed it and my problem is solved! :D I'm still intrigued on how to know what is running on the Touch Bar tough... – Eradash Nov 22 '18 at 19:35
  • Great, one problem solved. – Ruskes Nov 22 '18 at 19:42
  • can you post a screen shot of your touch bar Control + Command + Shift + 6 will take a screen shot of it. – Ruskes Nov 22 '18 at 19:45
  • This is not relevant anymore. It just raised the question if one program is able to control the Touch Bar like BetterTouchTool, how to know what program is currently using the Touch Bar? In this case, it was simple, but is case it's an other tool, I'm not going to guess every opened application, there is surely a way to know – Eradash Nov 22 '18 at 19:51

BetterTouchTool app could take control of your Touch bar.

Disable or remove it.

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