How to Disable the Touch Bar in MacBook Pro

Apple MacBook Pro is perhaps the most sought after notebook computer in the world. People, who have it, want to show it off, and the ones who don’t have it, they feel jealous every single day. In the latest avatar of the MacBook Pro, Apple has introduced something called Touch Bar right above the usual keypad. At first, you won’t be able to tell it apart from the keypad. But when it changes with the newly launched apps in your MacBook, then you will realize how interesting this feature is.

Using the Touch Bar, applications can offer dynamic controls to the user through a nice touch-ready interface. This makes web browsing, editing, and other tasks so much easier in the MacBook Pro.

Disable MacBook Pro Touch Bar

But if you do not like this feature, then Apple has made it very easy to disable the Touch Bar (sort of) in the following manner:

  1. Click on the Apple menu in upper-left corner and then select System Preferences from the drop-down menu.
  2. In the System Preferences, click on Keyboard to open keyboard related settings.Disable MacBook Pro Touch Bar
  3. Select the Keyboard tab and then click the drop-down list next to Touch bar shows followed by choosing Expanded Control Strip.Disable MacBook Pro Touch Bar
  4. This will set the Touch Bar to show only the control strip tools and not any dynamically changing tools as specified by the application being used.

If Apple MacBook Pro’s new Touch Bar is causing you some grief perhaps because you never wanted to use it or perhaps because it interferes when you type the text in a document, then you can follow the instructions above to disable the dynamic contextual tools displayed in the Touch Bar easily.