Useful Tips of MacBook Pro Touch Bar

MacBook Pro came with a new addition, the Touch Bar. Apple MacBook Pro Touch bar sits above tb keyboard. While most of the users did not like MacBook Pro Touch Bar at first go, but the absence of Escape key forced them to use it.

This article includes some of the most useful tips of Apple MacBook Pro Touch Bar that make it easy for users to use it without any problems.

Useful Tips of MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Listed below are some of the useful tricks and tips of MacBook Pro Touch Bar:

1. Amazing Functions of Touch Bar:

Amazing Functions of Touch Bar

One of the most loved feature of every Mac users is the Touch ID. User find it easy to press the Touch ID located against the sensor that sits on the upper right corner of the keyboard in comparison to typing the password every time. Typing strong and difficult passwords can be troublesome and hence the presence of Touch ID is always useful.

Other application that makes a good use of MacBook Pro Touch Bar are Evernote, Adobe Photoshop etc.

2. Adjustments In MacBook Pro Touch Bar Settings:

Users who do not have a hands-on Mac settings may face problems in adjusting the MacBook Pro Touch Bar settings. This however can be done by navigating to System Preference > Keyboard. 

Adjustments In MacBook Pro Touch Bar Settings

a. Touch Bar Shows:

Once on the Keyboard window, users can look for the heading Touch Bar Shows, which is a drop-down menu and let users see and edit the default settings. The default setting under Touch Bar Shows is App Controls and the other three setting are explained below:

Expanded Control Strip:

Expanded Control Strip is meant to display the detailed list of controls, which are usually not seen on the normal Touch Bar. The Control Strip lets user control volume, display and keyboard brightness. It also provides standalone buttons that controls the Launchpad as well as Mission Control.

F1, F2, etc. Keys:

To view the function keys a user usually has to press the Fn key. However, the F1. F2, etc. Keys option is selected, users get the Expanded Control Strip whenever he holds the Fn key.

Quick Actions:

Gives users and automatic workflow on the MacBook Pro Touch Bar.

b. Customizing the Touch Bar

Present at the bottom right corner of the Keyboard window is the option named Customize Touch Bar. Clicking on the option, displays a icon pane from which icons  can be dragged on the new MacBook Pro Touch Bar.

Customizing the Touch Bar

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3. Add Real Effects To the Virtual Keys:

With the addition of New MacBook Pro Touch Bar, the old fashioned yet most used key, the Escape key was removed. This posed lot of difficulties to users who used the Escape key.

Thankfully, with the Touch Bar users still have the option to add virtual keys. The easiest way for this is Haptic Touch Bar app. The Haptic Touch Bar app generates vibration in the trackpad of the MacBook Pro every time user press any button on the Touch Bar. These vibrations produce indications that the user has pressed a key.

Add Real Effects To the Virtual Keys

While the absence of Escape key is felt by the Mac users, the presence of MacBook Touch Bar can somewhat bridge the absence. Though it is difficult to adapt to an altogether new functionality, tweaking the New MacBook Pro Touch Bar can give some ease.

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