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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How to pin a video to watch independently from Safari tabs

There's a feature on Touch Bar in MacBook Pro which allows you to pin the video in Safari and watch it even after changing to another tab. Here is the button in the Touch Bar: What's the shortcut ...
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How to configure BetterTouchTool so my shortcut is always on top?

I've successfully managed to add a custom shortcut (toggle iTerm) to my Touch Bar using BetterTouchTool. However I would love to have it where Siri used to be, next to the finger scanner and volume ...
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Touch Bar ESC sometimes does not work when switching applications

I will very frequently switch applications using Command-Tab. Many times frequently I will extend this process by holding command for multiple tab processes. i.e. Command-Tab-Tab-Tab,.... Sometimes I ...
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Why are my Touch Bar volume controls grayed out (disabled)?

I’m unable to adjust the volume using my Touch Bar, how do I get out of this mode? (as you can see the volume buttons are disabled).
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Touch Bar - Alternate Key Combination to Show App controls

Hope someone can help. I have my touch configured like the following. This is basically the same setting that you got with the Mac Book Pros 2012 - 2015 as default. I am a developer and use code ...
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How to map § to ESC?

I want to map the § on a Macbook with touch bar at the system level. I need this at least for using the esc while using vim (I want to feel the key press). How can I do that?
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No feedback sound when I press the volume buttons (volume up / down) on touch bar even though the box is checked in system preferences

All of a sudden, I don't have the feedback sound when I turn the volume up or down on my touch bar. I have tried resetting NVRAM, resetting the SMC, tried the secure boot mode to see if the problem ...
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My MacBook Pro 15 2018 is too hot

I bought a 15'' MacBook Pro a few days ago and it gets too hot under load. Idle temperatures are about 40-50 degrees light use 60 degrees but opening a light game like league of legends will set the ...
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Macbook Pro Disable Touch bar [duplicate]

A few days ago, I started to have problems with the touch bar. I need to turn off completely because it's too annoying. I found a post where there was a app in a GitHub repository but it was removed. ...
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Fully disable MacBook Pro's Touch Bar

I constantly keep touching my MacBook Pro's Touch Bar by accident. I have larger hands and my fingers accidentally press buttons on the Touch Bar without me noticing all the time. I like the Touch ...
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Windows 10 on external SSD - touchbar and track pad issues

2018 MBP 15". 512/16/Vega 20. (I should have ordered a larger internal SSD, but it wasn't really up to me.) I have the internal SSD split into two 256GB partitions for MacOS and Windows 10. These ...
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I want to prevent the Touch Bar from sleeping when left inactive

I just bought a new MacBook with Touch Bar and when ever I'm watching something, or the Touch Bar is left inactive, it dims and sleeps which is really annoying to me. Is there any terminal command or ...
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Changing Touch Bar Icons

I want to have the Siri icon in the Touch Bar, but I want to change the icon to a black and white version. I find the colors distracting, and I want it to be visually consistent with all of the other ...
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Touchbar Sending Virtual Keypresses to Amazon Workspaces

I have a MacBook Pro with the touchbar and I use it to connect to Amazon Workspaces. Workspaces is essentially a Windows VM I connect to for Windows development. My older MacBook worked great, but ...
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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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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 ...