Touchbar pet peeves

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by applesed, May 31, 2019.

  1. applesed macrumors member

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    While I really dislike the lack of tactile ESC, as a vi user, there is other behaviors that I dislike too. If I am reading a pdf, one page at a time, every time I scroll to the next page using the trackpad, it wakes up the touchbar, even though I am not using it, only to turn off again after the fixed delay. When it turns off, it’s like a visual interrupt after I am reading the new page. That’s annoying, it takes my attention from what I am reading.

    I did look into increasing the delay,but the script didn’t work, and that doesn’t entirely solve the problem just makes it less frequent. If the delay is too long, it can cause burn in.

    Any ideas? Besides buying the old 2017 non Touch Bar? Can there be a “tap to activate touchbar” option? I don’t want tapping the trackpad to turn it on. I’m thinking of getting a cloth to cover it up while I’m on “reading” mode.
     
  2. Souskei macrumors member

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    Google “better touch tool”

    It will do everything you want, and a crap ton more.
     
  3. applesed thread starter macrumors member

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    I’ve heard of it, makes it easier to choose shortcuts and displays on the TB; something specific you think solves my problem? Thx
     
  4. netdudeuk macrumors 6502

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    It’s fantastic (IMVHO :)). You can download a forty five day trial and the price is very low.
     
  5. applesed thread starter macrumors member

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    I want to be able to majorly increase the timer on TB turning off (the apple script someone shared for this online didn’t work), turn off TB oled altogether option, or tap TB to wake up instead of waking up on trackpad/key press. Can BTT help me do any of that?
     

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