Last year, Apple launched its new MacBook Pro models with significant updates over its previous models. The new MacBook Pro is the thinnest, lightest and most powerful laptop Apple has ever released thanks to its new look, new design and compelling features.
One of the most noticeable additions to the new MacBook Pro is a brand new Touch Bar, which sits on the top of keyboard and replaces the traditional function keys. Basically, the new Touch Bar offers one-tap access to common features and shortcuts on your Mac. However, if you find Touch Bar annoying, you can turn it off.
In reality, macOS doesn’t include a switch to turn off Touch Bar on your new MacBook Pro, but you can set the Touch Bar to show the regular media controls and traditional function keys.
In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the steps to disable Touch Bar on MacBook Pro
Steps to disable Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro
Step one: First off, you need to open System Preferences from the Dock or Apple Menu. After that, you need to click the Keyboard icon and then click the Keyboard tab to proceed
Step two: Once you are done, you need to open the menu next to “ Touch Bar shows” and select Expanded Control Strip from the drop-down menu
- Note that Control Strip allows you to adjust common settings on your Mac such as brightness or volume, or interact with Siri
Step three: Next up, you need to open the menu next to “Press Fn key to” and choose Show F1,F2, etc. Keys from the drop-down menu
Step four: Once you are done, quit System Preferences to apply the changes. Touch Bar now displays buttons for common features on your Mac such as Brightness, LaunchPar and Siri
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