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First introduced back in 2016 at Apple's October Event, the Touch Bar is the most popular feature of the new MacBook Pro 2016. It's at the top of your keyboard adapts to what you're doing and gives you intuitive shortcuts and app controls when you need them

What if you don't want to purchase a new MacBook Pro or use the feature on your iMac? There is an app called “Touche” that let experiences MacBook Pro's Touch Bar on any Mac. You can download it for free, the only requirement is that the Mac needs to running macOS Sierra with build 16B2657.
    1. After you have downloaded Touche app on your Mac, unzip the file. When you unzip the archive, you will get the Touche app.
    2. Now just simply double-click on the Touché app, and this will launch the Touch Bar simulator
    3. Touch Bar will appear on your screen, enjoy it.
    Yes, Touché supports most of Apple’s stock apps out of the box, such as Mail, Messages, and Safari. With Touché you can do just about everything like the Touch Bar on your 2016 or newer MacBook Pro devices. Touché will also work with third-party apps like Microsoft Word. 

    What do you think of the app?

    Image Via 9to5Mac

    Apple’s new 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pros come outfitted with Touch Bar, an OLED display strip in place of the physical function keys at the top of your keyboard. Touch Bar automatically updates its graphics dynamically based on what you’re doing and apps that you’re using, giving you one-tap access to common features and shortcuts on your Mac.

    What a handy feature to use, why relegate Touch Bar to displaying the function keys you rarely use? One reason I can think of right now: exams, as reported by 9to5Mac, North Carolina has been sent a notice to Bar Exam applicants that anyone using the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar will be required to disable the Touch Bar before entering the exam room.

    In this tutorial, we'll teach you how to turn off Touch Bar on MacBook Pro, you can have the ability to configure it to show traditional function keys or general media controls instead of the per-app shortcuts. You can't actually disable the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro, but you can set customizations in place that will temporarily disable contextual tools.

    1. Click on the Apple menu icon in the upper left corner of the screen.
    2. Open System Preferences in the drop-down menu.

    3. Click on Keyboard. 
    4. Click on the Keyboard tab.
    5. Under Touch Bar Shows, click the drop-down menu and select Expanded Control Strip.

    Touch Bar will show buttons for common features including Volume, Brightness, Mission Control, Launchpad, and Siri. To switch Touch Bar to showing function keys, just simply hold the Fn key on your keyboard (Note: If nothing happens when you hold the Fn key, be sure that “Press Fn key” in System Preferences → Keyboard → Keyboard is set to show function keys).

    Via iDownloadBlog And iMore, Image Via iMore And iGB
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