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How to Delete a Fingerprint from MacBook Pro Touch ID

Sep 5, 2018 - 1 Comment
MacBook Pro 2018 Touch Bar model with CPU throttling slows down performance

If you have a Mac equipped with Touch ID, like one of the Touch Bar MacBook Pro models, you probably already know how to add fingerprints to Touch ID on the Mac thereby allowing your finger print to unlock the computer and make purchases. But what if you want to delete a fingerprint from the … Read More

How to Disable Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

Aug 30, 2018 - 12 Comments
How to disable Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

The Touch Bar on MacBook Pro is arguably the most controversial component of the current generation MacBook Pro (aside from the keyboard itself anyway), and if you’re a MacBook Pro user who does not like the Touch Bar experience for any reason, whether it’s poking around to find and use the touch ESC key, or … Read More

MacOS High Sierra Supplemental Update 2 Released for MacBook Pro 2018 Users

Aug 28, 2018 - 3 Comments
The MacBook Pro Touch Bar 2018 with Touch Bar features a Touch Bar

Apple has released a new supplemental software update for owners of the 2018 model MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. The software update is limited to the 2018 model line, so if you have a different Mac you will not find the software update available on other machines. Labeled as “macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update … Read More

How to Delete Touch Bar Data from MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Dec 21, 2017 - 1 Comment
Erase Touch Bar Data on Mac

The Touch Bar equipped MacBook Pro stores additional data for the Touch Bar and Touch ID sensor that is not erased by default if you format a Mac or reinstall MacOS system software. Thus, if you want to completely clear out and erase all Touch Bar data, you will need to manually intervene via a … Read More

How to Use Touch ID to Authenticate sudo on Mac OS

Nov 22, 2017 - 6 Comments
sudo with Touch ID on a Mac

If you have a Touch Bar equipped MacBook Pro and you’re a frequent command line user, you may appreciate a trick that allows you to use Touch ID to authenticate sudo and su, rather than typing out your password in the Terminal like some kind of digital neanderthal.

How to Remove Siri from Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

Jul 24, 2017 - 10 Comments
Remove Siri from Touch Bar on Mac

Some Mac users may find the Siri button on Touch Bar to be less than useful, and some may accidentally hit the Siri button and inadvertently trigger Siri when trying to hit another key on the MacBook Pro Touch Bar keyboard. If you don’t want Siri so readily available on your Pro Mac for whatever … Read More

How to Force Quit with Touch Bar on Mac

May 4, 2017 - 10 Comments
Force Quit on Touch Bar Macs

Ever wondered how to force quit apps using the Touch Bar Macs? While there are many different ways to force quit Mac apps that aren’t responding, perhaps the most commonly used force quit method involves the Option + Command + Escape key sequence. But that Touch Bar Escape key is software… see the potential for … Read More

Using the Escape Key on Touch Bar MacBook Pro

Mar 10, 2017 - 20 Comments
Escape Key on Touch Bar Mac

Perhaps one the most controversial aspects of the Touch Bar equipped MacBook Pro models is the removal of a physical hardware Escape key. Instead of being an always present physical Escape key, the new Escape key is a digital button on the Touch Bar screen which is usually visible but not always. We’ll discuss using … Read More

How to Use Screen Lock on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Feb 22, 2017 - 6 Comments
Lock a Mac screen with a Touch Bar button

Locking your Mac screen with password protection when you step away from the computer is always a good idea, but the newer MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models do not support the traditional lock screen keyboard shortcut. This doesn’t mean you can’t lock the screen quickly on a Touch Bar MacBook Pro however, and in … Read More

How to Manually Refresh Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

Jan 11, 2017 - 19 Comments
Refresh the Touch Bar on Mac

The Touch Bar on MacBook Pro changes dynamically depending on what application is open and what action is going on within Mac OS. Or at least, that’s what’s supposed to happen. Rarely, the Touch Bar stops working, will get stuck and become unresponsive, maybe even display an erroneous button, or show a blank button that … Read More

8 of the Silliest Uses of Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

Dec 9, 2016 - 16 Comments
Touch Bar playing the game DOOM

The Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro is being advertised as a brilliant tool that will contribute to the next leap forward in human innovation, but that doesn’t mean users can’t have a little lighter hearted fun with the new Touch Bar too! Here are some of the absolute silliest uses of Touch Bar … Read More

How to Take Screen Shots of Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

Nov 27, 2016 - 7 Comments
Touch Bar screenshot on Mac

The new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has replaced the standard Escape and Function keys with a little dynamically changing screen called the Touch Bar. Some Mac users may wish to take a screenshot of the Touch Bar, perhaps for developing, testing, or sharing purposes, similar to screenshotting displays on any other Mac or iOS … Read More

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