How to natively customize the Touch Bar on your MacBook Pro

THE Touch bar It has been in existence for over two years now, and we are still here debating its real utility. There is no correct answer: Depending on your use of your MacBook Pro, the touch-sensitive bar can be a faithful companion that makes life much easier in a series of tasks, an indifferent element rarely touched by your fingers or even in this case. who often uses the function keys is something that actively disrupts their workflow.

The important thing is that you can, to some extent, shape the Touch Bar so that it works to your advantage. And I'm not just talking about the contextual keys and functions that pop up on the bar with certain apps open on the screen itself, its default buttons can be changed in a slightly hidden setting screen in macOS.

The tip was first shared by Dave Mark, developer and editor of the The loop, and we reproduce it here. To customize the Touch Bar of your MacBook Pro, simply go to System Preferences and access the "Keyboard" area. At the bottom of the screen, click the "Customize Touch Bar" button.

Customizing the MacBook Pro Touch Bar

A different interface will appear on the screen with all the buttons and commands you can add Touch Bar. Options abound: you can add quick access to elements like Mission Control, Spotlight, Notification Center, Do Not Disturb, Dictation, AirPlay and more. . You can also add screen capture commands, volume, table display, computer lock and more.

You can customize your Touch Bar simply by clicking on any of these buttons and dragging them to the bar. You can edit the quick access button set (the four buttons always present on the right side of the bar) or the expanded commands you access by tapping their left little arrow. You can also rearrange the buttons already in Touch Bar.

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