How to Disable the MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Zach Zach (235)
Total time: 2 minutes 

The Touch Bar is a neat addition to the MacBook Pro. For me, however, it's kind of annoying and I just want my normal Control Strip back rather than application-specific options. After all, I'm perfectly happy using keyboard shortcuts.

This short guide will show you how to disable the Mac touch bar and restore it to its previous non-touch behavior.

Looking to disable other annoyances on your Mac? Check out our guide on disabling Mac messages and disabling the volume control sound on your Mac.

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