10 Actually Useful Things You Can Do With the MacBook Pro Touch Bar

The MacBook Pro Touch Bar can be a useful productivity tool if you take the time to train yourself to use it. The first steps are to learn what it is capable of and how to customize it.

Comments: 8 Responses to “10 Actually Useful Things You Can Do With the MacBook Pro Touch Bar”

    Steve Whitley
    10 months ago

    Thanks, Gary – until now I actually thought that the Touch Bar was an expensive waste of time and technology. I will now try some of these tips and tricks that are useful to me.

    Travis Braithwaite
    10 months ago

    Quite useful. I had no idea there was that much functionality.

    My issue is not the content of the Touch Bar, but the location of it. I am a touch typist, and I don’t look at my keys at all for the most part. So to even see what is on the Touch Bar, I have to take my eyes off the screen, which I am not in the habit of.

    Guess I just need to adapt.

    Nicholas Paul
    10 months ago

    Hi Gary. I always thought the touch bar was kinda of gee whiz option but as you pointed out it has some very useful aspects and am motivated to give them a try.
    thanks Enjoy your daily tips

    Kay Fisher
    10 months ago

    We just got a new macbook pro M1 but… I do 99% work on my iMac pro. I’ve tried using my ipad on the side with sidecar and touch bar but it was really buggy and unusable. What I would like is a mac app that would put a pseudo touchbar on the bottom of my screen above the dock and allow me to touch it with mouse clicks. Does such an app exist?

    10 months ago

    Kay: Indeed it does. I used it to make this video. https://redsweater.com/touche/

    John Scully
    10 months ago

    Best explanation of how to use the Touchbar I’ve come across.

    Glen Fisher
    10 months ago

    Why is it that when I tap emojis on the Touch Bar sometimes it takes 5-6 taps before they are attached. Especially the note keys.

    10 months ago

    Glen: Sorry, I don’t know. Seems to work with one tap for me.

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