jacg

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Given that the touch bar is OLED, wouldn't it be more efficient for notifications to appear there when the screen is off?
 

groove-agent

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I often thought that they should augment the touch bar with notifications. Maybe a stock ticker, MR news, incoming messages ... anything that might appear in the notification area would add value to the touch bar. Maybe then more people would appreciate it.
 

LarrySmith

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Jun 26, 2017
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I often thought that they should augment the touch bar with notifications. Maybe a stock ticker, MR news, incoming messages ... anything that might appear in the notification area would add value to the touch bar. Maybe then more people would appreciate it.
Should be able to add this via software easily so maybe it'll still come.
 

Rkuda

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May 23, 2016
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Given that the touch bar is OLED, wouldn't it be more efficient for notifications to appear there when the screen is off?

Yeah but how often are you at your computer with the screen off?

I guess anyone could make a ticker if they wanted. Don't expect to see this kind of functionality to come from Apple or be condoned officially though. Touch Bar is about user input and not tickers/notifications.
 

jacg

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Yeah but how often are you at your computer with the screen off?

When I am listening to music and I don't touch the keyboard or trackpad for a few minutes. Every time the track changes the backlight comes on from one notification.
 

leman

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Oct 14, 2008
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Its agains Apple design guidelines. They want the Touch Bar to be an input device, not a display. Maybe they will change their mind later on.
 

New_Mac_Smell

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Oct 17, 2016
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I kind of like the idea, and I definitely like the idea of doing something with that bar. However it isn't a display, and I'm not looking at it so would miss the notifications...

Can someone not just make a little Mario game for it that I can look down and play for 5 minutes when I get bored?
 
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