Control Strip on 2017 MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by warburg, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. warburg macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2008
    I've been using a MacBook Pro for over a decade, but I just got the 2017 model, the first one I've had with a control strip. Despite the guide books, it's driving me crazy I some ways. I have it set as "Expanded Control Strip" in Keyboard Preferences. Is this the default setting?

    What is really annoying me is that for some reason I cannot get typing suggestions or emoji when I compose text in apps like Mail, YouTube comments, or Notes. What am I not doing?
  2. austyn23, Apr 3, 2018
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2018

    austyn23 macrumors regular


    Nov 22, 2017
    If you set it to "Expanded" it´ll always show the conventional actions (volume, brightness, etc). It never change, is like having the "old" keyboard.

    If you want to get the app personalized buttons (like emojis, typing suggestions, etc) you need to set it back to "App controls with control strip" and a part of the bar will change according to that application you are using.

    Also you can set the FN button to show the app controls; so you have the classic keyboard (expanded control strip) and the app functions (but holding the FN button)

    Look at this:
  3. warburg thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2008
    Thanks very much. I already did that while experimenting; fortunately, there weren't many choices. It seems to work for me now.
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    If you want customised choices and increased useability, then the better touch tool app can help a lot.

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