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you can add the sleep function to the touch bar through system preferences > keyboard > customize control strip and then drag the sleep icon to the touch bar, allowing you to put it to sleep by pressing 1 button.


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Activate Lock Screen: control⌘Q Other Options: Add Screensaver/Sleep/Screen Lock button(s) to Touch Bar (instructions below) Personal Choice: "Hot Corners" to activate Screensaver How To Add "Screen Lock" to Touch Bar "Control Strip" Settings → Keyboard "Expand Control Strip" on touch bar by clicking arrow on the left of the 4th icon from the right of ...


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To allow TouchID on your Mac to authenticate you for sudo access instead of a password you need to do the following. open Terminal switch to the root user with sudo su - edit the /etc/pam.d/sudo file with a command-line editor such as vim or nano The contents of this file should look like this # sudo: auth account password session auth required ...


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Assuming I understand your question, you can set your Touch Bar to show the function keys as its default display on an app by app basis. To do this: Go to Apple > System Preferences Select the Keyboard preference pane Click on the Shortcuts tab In the left sidebar, select the Function Keys option On the right-hand side click on the plus + button Select the ...


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If you're using iTerm2 (v3.2.8+) you may have seen Touch ID failing to work with sudo in the terminal despite having made the pam_tid.so modification as above, and it working in previous versions. This is down to an advanced feature that seems to be now enabled by default - this needs to be turned off here: iTerm2->Preferences > Advanced > (Goto the Session ...


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Yes, you can go into System Preferences and set the default view for the Touch bar. Open the System Preferences app. Select the Keyboard option (second row, third item) On the first tab (also called Keyboard), locate the dropdown for "Touch Bar shows" and choose "Expanded Control Strip".


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From this article by OS X Daily: The new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has replaced the standard Escape and Function keys with a little dynamically changing screen called the Touch Bar. Some Mac users may wish to take a screenshot of the Touch Bar, perhaps for developing, testing, or sharing purposes, similar to screenshotting displays on any other Mac or ...


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First thing that drew my eye was that the panic appears to be 'networking' based. Kernel Extensions in backtrace: com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily The only non-Apple kext you have is com.radiosilenceapp.nke.PrivateEye So I Googled that kext & the first thing I found was Radio Silence>Private Eye: Frequently Asked Questions which states ...


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If you want to REALLY customize your Touch Bar, you'll need BetterTouchTool. There is a short post on the official BTT site, linking to a long blog post on medium.com illustrating Touch Bar customization using BTT. In the interest of link rot prevention, here are a couple of Touch Bar screenshots from the blog post. Holding down Ctrl key for a custom ...


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The reason for this is that Apple doesn't seem to treat its Terminal app in the same way as other apps in terms of permanently setting Functions keys in the Touch Bar. Instead, you need to follow these steps: Launch the Terminal app Go to View > Customize Touch Bar Drag the Function keys onto the Touch Bar Click Done Another option is to use another app as ...


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It seems to be linked to the simulator in Xcode. When pressed this expands into some debugging shortcuts as shown in this screenshot: You can also see this icon on 9to5 macs article about the touchbar. 9to5mac link


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No. Currently there is no native way to do this and I doubt any third parties have managed to. Each app has to build its own specific functionality for the touch bar. Depending on what view you’re on (i.e. composing vs reading email) on which app (mail vs safari) there is typically an option to "customize touch bar" in the menu on the top left of your ...


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TouchID does support elevating privileges, but as of now, it only seems to be supported in Apple's own apps. My guess is that 3rd party apps will have to be updated to support it, unfortunately. I still end up typing in my password a lot. See @conorgriffin's answer for instructions to enable TouchID for sudo.


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In the MacBook's with Touch Bar there is a new processor, Apple’s T1 processor. The deamon xartstorageremoted talks with the T1 processor. Secure Enclave is part of it meaning it’s tied explicitly to the Touch Bar and Touch ID. It’s also in charge of your webcam, a small but important difference.


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There is no way to do this currently. However, I suggest you do as I have and submit feedback to Apple requesting this option. Hopefully it will be introduced in an upcoming macOS Sierra update.


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Seems to be a bug that shows if you plug an external display, etc. Open Terminal.app and type: killall ControlStrip


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This has been an issue since precisely macOS High Sierra beta 3. In the release notes for this pre-release update1, ‘heuristics’ were updated with regard to preventing accidental Touch Bar inputs. Since that update, pressing the Touch Bar too soon after another keyboard input too close to the Touch Bar will invalidate the Touch Bar press. The key will ...


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You can turn off the Touch Bar with this open source utility, Touch Bar Disabler. It disables the Touch Bar display, while mapping brightness controls onto Ctrl + 0, Ctrl + 1, volume controls onto Ctrl + 8, Ctrl + 9, Ctrl + 0.


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As @Patrick mentions in his answer, one cause of this problem is Karabiner-Elements not enabling the Touch Bar "keyboard" by default. The solution is to enable that keyboard in Karabiner-Elements Preferences (Vendor ID 1452, Product ID 34304) as shown in following screenshot: I filed Touch Bar keyboard should be enabled by default · Issue #1700 · tekezo/...


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You can't. It may automatically adjust based on external lighting conditions if the "Adjust keyboard brightness in low light" option is on in System Preferences>Keyboard, but I haven't experimented to confirm this.


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You can't actually turn it off manually but it will automatically after 75 seconds of inactivity (Trackpad or Keyboard). It could be nice to turn it off manually or at least change the duration. I hope it will be implemented in the future.


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You can Force Quit the "Touch Bar agent" using Activity Monitor, or with pkill "Touch Bar agent"


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This answer may not get to the crux of what you're wanting to do, but I offer it because I think your question is one that will interest a lot of people. Apple’s Touch Bar MBP models actually use an Apple designed T1 chip that helps power both the Touch Bar and the Touch ID sensor. I say helps because this works in conjunction with the Intel CPU at the core ...


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Install Karabiner-Elements Run it form the Launchpad (obviously) In "Simple Modifications" tab create a mapping "non-us-backlash" to "escape" Enjoy! BTW key code for "§" is 0A (as reported by Karabiner Event Viewer)


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If you don't need the application-specific touch bar controls, you can configure it to always show the expanded control strip Otherwise, you could try configuring something in BetterTouchTool


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No, there's no external fingerprint reader that works like the built-in reader. The built-in reader is not communicating directly with macOS on the main CPU, instead it communicates with a seperate kernel (still Darwin) running on a secondary ARM CPU. As there's no way to connect an external fingerprint reader to the secondary ARM CPU, it is simply not ...


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Yes: System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts Select "Function Keys" and hit the plus sign. Select the app you want to have the function keys display for as default.


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The new shortcut is Command-Dim Brightness. It even makes sense in the following way: Assuming that you take advantage of the touch bar, and it displays the system controls instead of the function keys then the hand gesture is exactly the same as before when you would have pressed Command-F1 since the Dim Brightness button is where F1 would be: The ...


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On 10.13 High Sierra. sudo pkill "TouchBarServer"


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The first things I would do are resetting your NVRAM followed by resetting your SMC. If resetting these doesn't resolve it, run Apple Diagnostics. Before doing any of the following, ensure your MBP isn't connected to any external devices (e.g. display, external hard drive, etc). Resetting the NVRAM on Late-2016 MacBook Pro models To reset the NVRAM on ...


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