Safari Refresh button in Touch bar?

Mohammad001

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Has anyone found a way to implement a refresh button in Safari on the Touch bar? I can't find any refresh button when configuring the touch bar.

I know BetterTouchTool allows us to create our own buttons based on shortcuts, but when I'd have to expand the BTT section on the Touchbar before accessing it, so it is just easier to simply use CMD+R.

Any suggestions are welcome.
 

PTVMan

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Has anyone found a way to implement a refresh button in Safari on the Touch bar? I can't find any refresh button when configuring the touch bar.

I know BetterTouchTool allows us to create our own buttons based on shortcuts, but when I'd have to expand the BTT section on the Touchbar before accessing it, so it is just easier to simply use CMD+R.

Any suggestions are welcome.
That option is not available in Customize Touch Bar.
 

Mohammad001

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That option is not available in Customize Touch Bar.
So is there a way around it anyway? Third party apps or similar? Maybe changing the behaviour of some of the existing options like the search-button?
 

PTVMan

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No, and third party apps won't have access to the Safari Touch Bar. Using Command-R is just as easy.
 

BarracksSi

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Just looked now as i was sure there'd be one, would definitely be handy.
It might be too handy. I wouldn't want to accidentally refresh a page, especially if I'm filling out a form or typing a forum post. Cmd-R is easy to do on purpose and difficult to do by accident.
 

pshifrin

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Use better touch tool to define custom buttons on the touch bar for any app, even ones which don't natively support the touch bar.
 

Pug72

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Yeah Cmd-R is simply good enough. I only added support for a touch bar option as, until recently, I would click on the refresh circle-arrow in the address bar.

Will get used to Cmd-R and won't know I'm doing it after a while.


(I regularly have to Google short-cuts for things like screenshots, etc.:rolleyes:)
 

maflynn

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Yeah Cmd-R is simply good enough.
I'd say its better then good enough.

You can easily hit cmd-r while typing/working without needing to stop, look down and hit the touchbar.

While I don't own a 2016 MBP, the times I've played with one in the apple store. I found the TB's safari implementation to be superfluous, unnecessary and redundant. I'm not saying that is the case for all apps leveraging TB, but I do its underwhelming in Safari
 

Mohammad001

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Nov 26, 2016
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It is absolutely not good enough, at least for me. I have tons of use cases where I need to see updates or whatever changes I make in 'real-time'. So having a refresh button on the touch bar is ideal for me.
 

tobeornottobe

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Would be good if apple included a button for every single feature. I am surprised someone requested the same thing as me: we need a refresh button on the touch bar.
 
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