What is this touch bar icon?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bizzy045, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. bizzy045 macrumors 6502

    bizzy045

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    Screen Shot 2016-11-18 at 4.38.56 PM.png I sometimes have this item that shows up to the left of the brightness toggle, that is shaped like a circle with 4 bars (bar graph) in it. When I press it nothing happens. Anyone know what this is? Is this a bug?
     
  2. fokmik macrumors 68000

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    it does appear when you are looking to a video in safari for example?
     
  3. bizzy045 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It just shows up randomly. I can switch from safari to calendar to mail. It's still there. It's like it's part of the default controls.
     
  4. Ataricade Suspended

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  5. hootansharifian Suspended

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    When you are playing a youtube video in Safari for example, you can use this button to control the video even if you're in some other app, very useful! :)
     
  6. Ataricade Suspended

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    Really? I'm gonna try that right now. Hey ok thats cool :)
     
  7. bizzy045 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can you explain? What can you control in a video and why does it show even when I'm not watching a video.
     
  8. Ataricade Suspended

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    It does work like he says. You can pause and scrub.
     
  9. hootansharifian Suspended

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    You can scrub through the video and play/pause it.

    Hmm... That's weird, I only see it when I'm playing a video in the background. It's a bug maybe
     
  10. Ataricade Suspended

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    we will get the hang of all this eventually lol
     
  11. bizzy045 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  12. Ataricade Suspended

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    I love you can scrub right thru youtube commercials with the touch bar. I assume that will be changed lol
     
  13. hootansharifian Suspended

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    Haha yeah I know, this is literally the best feature!
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    No problem!
     

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