How to convert the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro to traditional keypad functions

The new Apple computers are MacBook Pro 13 and 15-inch. These a equipped with a Touch Bar on the keyboard. It's an OLED screen strip at the previous location of the physical function keys on your keyboard. The Bar will automatically link to the application you are running so that you can open additional functions and shortcuts.

Touch Bar

In this article, I'm going to discuss how to convert the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro 2016 to a traditional function keypad in case you feel the extensions are not needed. You can use the Touch Bar to adjust the volume, function keys, brightness adjustment bar ...

Steps to follow

Step 1: Open System Preferences from the Dock, Spotlight, or Apple menu, click on the keyboard icon, then press the Tab key.

Step 2: Open the menu next to "Touch Bar show", then select Expanded Control Strip

The Expanded Control Strip, at the bottom right of the Touch Bar, allows you to adjust common settings like brightness or volume through which you can interact with Siri and do much more. You can expand it to access additional settings and system features such as Mission Control, Launchpad, Volume or Brightness.

Step 3: Open the menu next to "Press Fn" and select Show F1, F2 ...

Step 4: Change the System Preferences to save changes

The Touch Bar will now display buttons for common features including Volume, Brightness, Mission Control, Launchpad, and Siri. To switch the Bar to reveal the function keys, hold Fn on your keyboard.

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