For those that have their new machines, a question on the Touchbar...

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  1. specik, Nov 14, 2016
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    specik macrumors 6502

    specik

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    I receive my 13" BTO Space Gray w/ Touch Bar machine tomorrow. One thing I've been wondering since the keynote is related to the Touchbar screen edges. On the left side of the Touchbar, is there a bezel where there is no OLED screen? It appears that way from the marketing images showing the ESC key slightly bumped to the right instead of being flush with the keyboard keys.

    As a web engineer, I rely on the ESC key a lot. If the screen doesn't span to the edge of the keyboard, does touch input? Does tapping that dead area where there is no screen register a press on the ESC key?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. deadworlds macrumors 6502a

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    There is a slight border around the touch bar as seen in the photo. Also pressing the black area next to the escape key will still activate it.
     

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  3. specik thread starter macrumors 6502

    specik

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    Awesome. Exactly what I wanted to know! Thank you!
     
  4. sbpax macrumors member

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    I will definitely remap Caps Lock to Escape, maybe this will work for you too?
     
  5. specik thread starter macrumors 6502

    specik

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    Not me. I don't have to change any muscle memory when tapping that top left corner of the Touchbar. It would of been a big issue if the touch area was limited to the actual digital button on the screen.
     
  6. shareef777 macrumors 68010

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    I've been up and running on a 15" version since this morning, and while the keyboard will get some getting used to, the esc functionality is no different. I've probably pressed it a few dozen times today while using the machine using muscle memory alone and it kicked in every single time. I'm loving the TouchBar so far. Already using it for normal day to day stuff.
     

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