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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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Touchbar on Macbook pro 16" crashes when it tries to open

I have the Macbook pro 16", which has a physical escape key now, and macOS Catalina 10.15.2. That means that there is less space on the actual touchbar. Even after configuring the touchbar "exension" ...
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Shutdown Cause -20 after dropping my MacBook [duplicate]

I dropped my MacBook Pro 13" 2019. The Touch Bar is not working. The computer is restarting after 3-5 minutes. log show reports the shutdown cause is -20. What could be the problem and solution?
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Esc button from touchbar has disappeared

After a clean reinstall of OSX Catalina 10.15.2 on a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018), Esc button from the touchbar has disappeared. I don't have any 3rd party tool or app installed. Any idea on how to ...
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Touch bar not functioning properly

I have 13inch Macbook pro with touch bar late 2018 model. Having macOS Catalina 10.15.2 . Recently I started facing issues with touch bar. Now it is happening quite often. It starts working on its own ...
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Move Escape key on Touch Bar

I keep accidentally hitting the Escape key when I'm typing. I'd like to move to more towards the center of the Touch Bar, or require a double-click to activate it. Is this possible?
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Keyboard shortcut to sleep a Mac's touchbar

I am looking for a quick way to make the touchbar go to sleep, without having to wait. When I use my computer in a dark environment I don’t know how to disable the bright touchbar. I just want to see ...
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Is it possible to show function keys on pressing the Command key?

Currently the Touch Bar on my MacBook Pro shows app controls by default and function key when pressing the Fn key. I'd like it to show function keys when pressing the ⌘ key as well, because I have ...
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Touch Bar not turning on after waking computer from sleep

Specs: MacBook Pro, late 2019, 16-inch macOS Catalina v10.15.2 About 50% of the time (and increasingly more now), when I wake my computer from sleep, the touch bar does not wake up. It doesn’t light ...
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How to set location of screen capture from control strip to clipboard?

If I put the screenshot widget on my control strip (touch bar), it currently doesn't give me any option to copy the screenshot to the clipboard. Is there a way I can set it up to do this instead of ...
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Why doesn't Karabiner map F2 from the touch bar? [duplicate]

I used Karabiner to map f2 to return_or_enter, so that F2 can rename files in the Finder. The configuration is "for all devices", not specific keyboards and is taken directly from Karabiner on-line ...
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Shortcut for mirroring touch bar

I would like to see an emulated touchbar on my iMac. I randomly pressed the shotcut for it, but I don't know, which it was and I couldn't find it one the internet either. Btw., I don't use an Apple ...
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How can I customize the Touch Bar interfaces for my tremor?

I have an essential tremor. This means that the slightest unintentional graze on the Touch Bar or touchpad on my MacBook Pro can have extremely undesirable consequences. So how can I change the ...
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Touch Bar randomly clicks buttons by itself

I have noticed three separate recurring behaviors: While typing in Safari, it would automatically switch to the first tab. In other applications, the emoji picker would open randomly. While in any ...
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Macbook, put a few buttons on the right side of touchbar

I currently have only esc button on touchbar. Because I keep pressing touchbar above number 3, 4, I disabled them all. Since I'm not touching right side of touchbar by mistake, I'd like to put some ...
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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). I use a Keyboard layout generated with ...
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Touch Bar has blank/void button after Catalina update

After the Catalina update, the Touch Bar shows a void button on the left of the play button at all times as you can see from this screenshot. As far as I know, the number of buttons that should ...
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MacBook Pro 2019 with touchbar freezes chrome forms

I have a brand new macbook (2019 with touchbar running macOS Catalina). When I use an external keyboard all is fine. But when using the laptop keyboard it is extremely slow/laggy on all website input ...
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Disable emoji suggestions in touch bar

Is there a way to have touch bar word predictions without also suggesting emojis? This is quite annoying and often completely unrelated to what I'm trying to type, and in any case I wouldn't wat to ...
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Touch bar and/or Catalina seems to make the keyboard unresponsive

I have a MacBook Pro 15-inch 2019. In various apps, the keyboard seems to be unresponsive, but I’m not sure why. In other apps (like Slack, for example), the keyboard works perfectly. I think it’s ...
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How to change touch bar icons for iTunes / Music app?

Several Apps have the option in [View -> Customise Touch Bar] to change the available icons on the specific App section of the Touch bar. Unfortunately I can't find the option on all apps, including ...
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Force quit on a MacBook that uses a touchbar

I have a 2018 MacBook Pro with a Touchbar. Sometimes it will freeze up and I cannot access the Apple menu to run Force quit. Normally, you would be able to use Command+Option+Esc. However, the ...
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How do I remove Siri from the collapsed Control Strip?

I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) and prefer to have the Touch Bar display the escape button on the left, nothing but a custom widget that does nothing in the middle, and the collapsed Control ...
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How can I remove the Siri icon from the touch bar?

Version: 2018 running 10.14.4. I have the new Macbook Pro with the touchbar and I actually don't mind it. However, Siri always has an icon on the far right, no matter what app I'm in. And because it'...
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Touch Bar and Visual Studio code

I am debugging a Java class with Visual Studio Code but, the buttons on my touch bar do not work as expected except for Reset (cycle arrow) and Stop command (square). Any clue? I have recently ...
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Macbook Pro 2018 Touch Bar Gone dark and not working

I have a 15" 2018 Macbook Pro with touchbar and the touchbar has gone completely black! the only thing working is the touch id. Also, there are no touch bar related settings in the keyboard settings ...
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Make volume and brightness sliders stay open on macbook pro touch bar

I have already changed the setting in Keyboard Settings for the Touch Bar shows to Expanded Control Strip and I have volume and brightness sliders loaded onto the expanded control strip. However, I ...
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How can I fix a Macbook Pro when the Touch Bar doesn't work?

I have a 13" 2016 Macbook Pro with touchbar and the touchbar is completely disabled. The Touch Bar settings in the keyboard settings are gone The touch bar agent in activity monitor is missing. ...
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Customizing touch bar word predictions

Is it possible to change/modify the word prediction engine used by Apple in its touch bar predictions? For example, can it be replaced by Google's auto-generated suggestions (similar to what's on ...
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MacBook Pro 2019 Touch Bar lagging when Changing Volume

I have a 2019 MacBook Pro 15 inch with touch bar. I change the volume a lot when watching youtube videos. This makes the Touch Bar lag and then crash. This has been a major issue since I was ...
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Touch Bar display partly not working

My Mac's Touch Bar's display doesn't work near the Touch ID button, and I have no idea why. There is supposed to be a Siri button at that location, but it's not there. The touch still works at the ...
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“Hey Siri” suddenly stopped working on MacOS Mojave

Siri works perfectly after I manually click on the Siri icon on my TouchBar or click on the menu bar Siri icon so there is no issue with my microphone. Also there are no user accounts to manage in my ...
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Weird Wi-Fi related issues affecting “Now Playing”, media keys and the Maps app

This is my first post here because I'm out of ideas. I'm running macOS Mojave 10.14.6 on a MacBook Pro 15-inch, 2018, i9, 32GB RAM, Radeon Pro 560X. I believe all of the following symptoms are ...
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Can I stop music on MacBook Pro with TouchBar directly?

I bought a MacBook Pro with TouchBar and found out that I could not stop the music directly. I have to first tap on the left-pointing arrow on the Touch Bar, and after expanding the menu I finally ...
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Touch bar behaves differently after upgrading to Mojave

It used to be that my volume controls etc. showed up as well as the lock screen when I tapped the touch bar under Sierra. Now the only items that appear on the touch bar are related to the currently ...
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Making Touchbar Stay Lit Up All the Time [duplicate]

I have a 2019 Macbook Pro running Mojave. I would like the touchbar to stay lit all the time so I can easily access light/volume while watching video. Don't see this option in preferences. Is it ...
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Is there a way to have the touch bar set permanently on the function keys?

I know that, using the keyboard settings preference pane, you can set "touch bar shows" to "Expanded Control Strip" to remove the per-app buttons. This mirrors the out-of-the-box configuration on non-...
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Diacritics has disappeared from touchbar

Diacritical marks suggestion in Polish dissapeared from touchbar on some point in Mojave.I wait for it to comeback with every upadate.Maybe there is some way to turn it on?
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MacBook Pro Function key + Command/Option hotkeys problem [duplicate]

I'm using Intellij Idea on Mac, that heavily utilizes hotkeys including Function keys + the Option and Command keys. While hardware keys + the Option and Command keys work okay, Touch Bar keys + the ...
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Is is possible to use Xcode's touchbar without Xcode?

Xcode (or at least Xcode 9.2) has a virtual touchbar that you can launch by pressing Command+Shift+5. This virtual touchbar works on all applications that support it, and is always on top (of every ...
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Possible to quarter step increment on brightness, volume and backlight with a touchbar MacBook Pro?

Previously on my MacBook Air 2013 I was able to increment/decrement screen brightness, volume and the keyboard backlight in quarter steps when pressing ⌥+⇧ and a media key. This doesn't seem to work ...
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MacBook Pro Touch Bar won't respond

The Touch Bar on my MacBook Pro is actually reflecting changes depending on the software context and showing the right buttons. However, it won't respond to my inputs. I've tried to reset it via ...
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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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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 ...