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Touch Bar

Apple's multitouch toolbar introduced on its 2016 line of MacBook Pro laptops. The Touch Bar was a unique addition to Apple's laptop line that allows applications to offer touch access to their most important functions. The Touch Bar lies on the same horizontal plane as the keyboard. See MacBook Pro, touchscreen and good user interface.


The Touch Bar
Very innovative, any Mac application can be made to display essential functions for the currently running process. Applications can change the touch keys for different modes the user might select. In addition, although the physical F1-F12 keys are not standard, they can be simulated, and in some apps, users can configure their own keys. (Images courtesy of Apple Inc.)


The Touch Bar
Very innovative, any Mac application can be made to display essential functions for the currently running process. Applications can change the touch keys for different modes the user might select. In addition, although the physical F1-F12 keys are not standard, they can be simulated, and in some apps, users can configure their own keys. (Images courtesy of Apple Inc.)
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"With a lower $999 student price for MacBook Air and the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro with faster performance, Touch Bar and Touch ID at $1,199 for students, there's never been a better time to bring a Mac to college."
It also now features the Touch Bar navigation panel, Touch ID, True Tone Retina display and the Apple T2 Security Chip.
And with its powerful Radeon Pro graphics, large Force Touch trackpad, revolutionary Touch Bar and Touch ID, dynamic stereo speakers, quiet Apple-designed cooling system and Thunderbolt 3 for data transfer, charging and connecting up to two 5K displays or four external GPUs, it's the ultimate pro notebook.
Preconfigured Touch Bar sets for the following applications have been added to Parallels Desktop 14: Microsoft Visio and OneNote, SketchUp, AutoCAD, Revit, Quicken, QuickBooks and Visual Studio.
The new MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar feature 8th-generation Intel Core processors, with 6-core on the 15-inch model for up to 70 per cent faster performance and quad-core on the 13-inch model for up to two times faster performance, which is ideal for manipulating large data sets, performing complex simulations, creating multi-track audio projects or doing advanced image processing or film editing.
The Touch Bar might be a little divisive, but you can buy models without the Touch Bar, or ignore it altogether.
Only the base model of the machine is affected; versions of the laptop with the Touch Bar are not at risk.
Apple's last MacBook Pro was launched with a Touch Bar, which allowed users to put several shortcuts on the narrow touch strip to enhance productivity.
- With the new On Startup feature and Touch Bar support, organizing your work and browsing your database objects couldnt get any easier.
Apple users will be able to buy products by holding their finger on the Touch ID scanner located on the Touch Bar of their Macbook Pro.
Instead, that top row of the keyboard--which has long-been home to the escape, brightness and volume keys--has been replaced with a touch-sensitive strip of glass that Apple has dubbed the Touch Bar. This electronic screen displays a rotating set of icons that change automatically depending on what you're doing.