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Questions tagged [touch-bar]

Certain MacBook Pro models, starting in 2016, contain a Retina multi-touch display in place of the standard physical function keys. This tag is for questions about both the hardware and customization of what's displayed on it.

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Can I lock the functions on the touch bar?

Is it possible to lock the touch bar to always display the default functions ("buttons")? I quite often use the buttons for sound and display brightness, but the touch bar almost never has them, since ...
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Displaying Accents on Touch Bar not working anymore

For some reason, a long press of a letter doesn't bring up the accented letters anymore on the Touch Bar (MacBook Pro 13-inch, 2018, US keyboard). It does bring up the accented character menu, so that ...
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How is modifier key remapping implemented on Touchbar Macbooks?

How is modifier key remapping implemented on Touchbar Macbooks? Is it done by the main OS, or is it delegated to a controller associated with the keyboard itself? I understand that the Touch Bar and ...
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How to turn off the screen without sleep on a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar? [duplicate]

Is there any shortcut for it? I tried Control + Shift + Touch ID, which didn't work.
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Can you add an external fingerprint reader to a MacBook that will work like the built-in reader? [duplicate]

I would like to use an external keyboard, mouse, monitor, etc and have my MacBook closed. The only issue is that I can no longer access the fingerprint scanner. Is there a way to use an external one? ...
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Resetting screen brightness setting in touchbar MacBook Pro during boot

Due to a series of unfortunate events, my 2018 15” MacBook Pro found itself out of battery and with screen brightness set to zero. I should also mention that I have FileVault full disk encryption ...
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Switch “Touch Bar shows” per app

Some apps (eg IDEs) I like to have Function keys directly shown, but most other apps I like the Quick Actions with Control Strip. Is there a way to get the Touch Bar to automatically switch between ...
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Touch Bar doesn't show but I need F8

I'm running a Windows Virtual Machine (VMWare) through an external hard drive, however, when I boot it, I gets the error, Winload.efi is corrupted or missing but it says I need to press F8 to change ...
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Is it possible to use Touch ID to log into Windows 10? [duplicate]

I have Windows 10 installed on my MacBook Pro (Mid 2017) with Boot Camp. Everything works great. However I can't find any information whether Touch ID can be used to log into Windows or not. If ...
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Do you need a Macbook Pro w touchID to test the authentication in your Swift app?

I'm thinking of buying a MBP base model for Swift programming, and I know that Xcode has a simulator for the touch-bar, but do I need the one with actual touchID hardware if I want my app to require a ...
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How to fix MacBook Pro (2018 13") Keyboard lag?

I noticed that there's a small lag (~1 second) when entering text after the keyboard backlight is gone off. I have set to turn off keyboard lights after 10 seconds of inactivity (attached screenshot)....
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Modify touchbar on Mojave

How do you change touchbar settings in OSX Mojave? In previous versions of OSX, you would click 'Customize Control Strip'. Customize control strip option is missing in Mojave According to apples ...
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How to determine which app is running on the Touch Bar in MBP?

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 ...
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Display accents on Touch Bar when holding a letter under Mojave

After upgrade to Mojave, a long press of any letter does bring up the accented character menu but not anymore on the Touch Bar (Mac Book Pro 15-inch, 2018 with US keyboard). Do you have an idea to ...
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Macbook Pro 2018 (Mojave) - No WiFi hardware installed

My wifi stop working and it display "No hardware installed" message on my Macbook Pro 2018. I've tried reset NVRAM and SMC but no luck. In system rapport it looks installed, on en0 BSD. Also i've ...
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Customize touch bar button when using the browser?

Can I turn off the touch bar when I use the browser like Chrome or Safari? Sometimes, I click the Reload button unknowingly when I fill the website form. This is a nightmare for me, especially for ...
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Touchbar Buttons

Is it possible to make buttons on the touchbar activate when I release my finger instead of when I press down? I want them to behave like UI elements in MacOS or web pages.
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macbook pro 2017 battery drains even in charge

I have the strangest problem ever my mac drains even if it's charging. I have attached a picture to let you understand: as you can see the battery level decreases even if it is plugged in. I am not ...
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Volume control sometimes stuck on MBP '18

My 2018 MacBook Pro is sometimes suffering from 'sticky' volume control. When I am interacting with the volume controls on the Touch Bar for a longer period of time, the volume control gets stuck ...
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Disable fn-key toggling the touchbar

I want to disable the toggling of the touch bar while pressing the fn-key. It should stay at "App Controls with Control Strip" by default. I am accessing the function-keys with a modifier + numbers ...
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When FN keys are set to default for a particular app, how do you view the app specific controls?

I know how to set the FN keys to display on the Touch Bar by default for a particular application: Go to Apple > System Preferences Select the Keyboard preference pane Click on the Shortcuts tab In ...
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Word prediction / typing suggestions not available in Macbook Pro Touch Bar while working with MS Word

Word prediction / typing suggestions is not available in Macbook Pro Touch Bar while working with MS Word. Only formatting menu is appearing in the touch bar like Bold, Italics, Underline etc.
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Product to overlay MacBook Pro Touch Bar with physical keys

Is there any product that you can buy that can be overlaid on the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar to simulate physical keys and hide the actual Touch Bar? i.e, you'd configure the keyboard settings to use ...
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How can I disable the system feedback when using the “fn” button on a Touch Bar-equipped MBP?

I use Shush to auto-mute my microphone on voice and video calls, where I toggle my mic on by holding the fn key. But on a Touch Bar equipped MBP, the system issues a click and pop noise when pressing ...
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Detecting a Floating Menu in Touch Bar with AppleScript

I'm trying to write a simple script using AppleScript that can identify and close a floating menu on the touch bar. An example, for clarity: Suppose that I've opened the Spotify floating menu on the ...
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MacBook Pro with Touch Bar; switch between F keys, app controls and control strip?

My previous MacBook Pro 15" had physical function keys, which could be switched to media control keys by holding down the Fn key (or the other way around if you liked). I found this very handy, and ...
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Play/Pause option for iTunes instead of global media for TouchBar [duplicate]

I have always liked my play/pause button to always affect my iTunes music and never any other application. Since before macOS High Sierra, the media keys on the function bar always used to control ...
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My MacBook Pro touch bar 13" isn't starting

My MacBook Pro touch bar 13" isn't starting and here's what I'm seeing: 1) No power - I can't hear blowers or any sound or see any activity on the backlight when I press the power button/touch ID 2) ...
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Is it possible to to replace MacBook Pro Touch Bar keyboard with a regular keyboard?

I got the MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016) with Touch Bar and I really don't like it. Is there any way to have it replaced it with a regular keyboard?
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TouchBar keeps freezing

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 ...
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MacBook Pro Touch Bar 2016 Haptic feedback not working

I have a MacBook Pro with touch bar from late 2016. I was using my MacBook Pro normally by watching video's. After a view video's I closed my MacBook Pro and came back later. When I opened it again I ...
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Macbook Pro A1706, Glass Screen Repair (not the LCD)

So recently I broke the display of my Macbook by closing the lid with an item inside. I have repaired the LCD myself, however, when I was making the repair I cracked the glass screen cover. Just ...
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Is there a way to split touch bar to have both function keys and touch bar utilities

I love the way I can adjust volume, brightness and locking macOS with the touch bar. However, the fact that the left half of the touch bar is always empty is terrible. There's an Esc key on the left, ...
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Can I re-program the MacBook Pro Touch Bar Siri Button? I'd like to make it “delete”

It's a very poor user experience when I try to press "delete" to use as a "backspace" then have Siri pop up because my fingers went a bit over and touched the Siri button. I know I remove it via “...
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Macbook pro touch bar spoiled with kernel panics [duplicate]

After dropping my macbook pro, my touch bar has stopped working and I am getting frequent kernel panics Does anyone have any idea how to solve this or which part of the macbook is faulty? Thank you!...
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How to take one touch screenshot on Macbook Pro with Touchbar?

Whenever I touch the screenshot button on the touchbar, it asks sets the "Window" option by default and at a minimum I have to click the mouse to take the screenshot or tap on "Window" again. How do ...
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Any idea what might be making my Touch Bar and Touch ID NOT work only in Safe Mode?

On my Late 2016 15" MBP running 10.13.4 the Touch Bar/Touch ID are not functional, but only when I am booted in Safe Mode. The ESC key doesn't appear either (when holding the fn key) and doesn't work ...
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Only keep the escape key on touch bar keyboard

I would like to remove all the keys on the touch bar except the escape key.
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Can I get my Touch Bar to play sounds to acknowledge my Touch Bar key presses?

I love my MBP and the Touch Bar is pretty cool, but sometimes I find I’m second-guessing myself. Did I press the ESC key or not? Did I press that function key? Well you get the idea. There’s just no ...
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Permanently add a special character to the Touch Bar

I have a Mid 2017 MacBook Pro 13" and the n key is broken. Replacement process at Apple would be really complicated since I am far from maintenance centres and I need my laptop everyday (plus I have ...
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Adding macros to Touch Bar in Terminal.app

Whenever you type in a command, there is a macro on the touch bar that displays the manpage for whatever command you are currently typing. Is it possible to add (e.g.) a macro to compile a project ...
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Macbook Pro touchbar disabled

I have a 13' 2016 Macbook Pro with touchbar and, really frequently, after I wake up the Macbook, the touchbar is completely disabled. I mean, even in the system settings I don't have the touchbar ...
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Why does touch bar sometimes ignore first touch?

Every once in awhile the touch bar registers, reacts by highlighting the virtual button pressed, but ignores the actual button press on my touch bar. This is most noticeable on the lock screen button ...
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Battery life in Macbook Pro with Touchbar vs non-Touchbar model

Has anyone measured battery life on both for comparison? Does the non-Touchbar model have better battery life?
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How can I configure the items shown on the Touch Bar Control Strip when the display is locked? [duplicate]

I know I can configure the Touch Bar Control Strip in System Preferences, but how do I configure the items shown when the screen is locked? In particular, I would like to configure it so that the ...
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Touch bar volume controls don't work

I have the MBP 15" model 2017 (macOS High Sierra 10.13.3) with touch bar. What I realized is that the touch bar volume element (mute / unmute / volume up / down) does not work. I press them but ...
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Script to toggle between fn keys (with Touchbar)

I'm trying to write a script to toggle between Fn keys and app controls on the Touchbar using macOS High Sierra. There a few apps out there that say they can do it but none seem to work for Touchbar. ...
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How to use FN keys as FN keys on macbook pro touchbar for ALL apps?

Touchbar breaks my external keyboard, and the option to use all fn keys as fn keys is gone. Is there a way to do so anyway? For me the whole touchbar thing is completely useless, and I'd prefer only ...
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How to fast navigate through emoji panel

On mac we can use Cmd+Ctrl+Space to quickly launch an emoji panel and type in emojis. And on that panel, we can navigate around with the arrow keys and press enter to type in the selected emoji. I am ...
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Using Macbook pro 2017 13 inch with High Sierra 10.13.3 with Motorola SURFBoard SBG6580's ethernet port causes bugs on touchbar

I have a really peculiar problem. I noticed that while i was using my new macbook my touchbar would malfunction. for example if i attempt to use the slider to set the brightness, after about 0.5-1 ...