How to make the Touch Bar slightly more tolerable

Because let’s face it, no one asked to have our function keys taken away!

Scott Vinkle
Mar 23, 2018 · 3 min read
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Photo by Matthew Henry from Burst
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Animated GIF of a man flipping a table in frustration (Nathan Barnatt to be specific.)

Hey don’t sweat it

1. Adjust the Touch Bar settings

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Screenshot of the macOS Keyboard Settings panel. The “Touch Bar Shows” and “Press Fn key to” controls are highlighted with an orange border.

2. Remove Siri

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Animated GIF of a MacBook with its Control Strip being edited.

Enjoy a slightly more tolerable Touch Bar

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A MacBook keyboard with its Touch Bar only displaying the “expanded control strip” keys: Esc, display brightness, Exposé, Launchpad, key backlit brightness, media keys, and volume keys.

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