What's this button on Touch Bar?

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

  1. evanavevan macrumors member


    Jun 24, 2010
    I'm not really sure what I did, but it just started showing up and I can't seem to get rid of it. When I press it, it basically hides any App Controls to the left that are specific to the current app being used. It's kind of useless so I'd like to get rid of it, since it makes the other Control Strip buttons smaller. Anyone seen this?

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  2. deadworlds macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2007
    Citrus Heights,CA
    That button usually shows up for me when I'm viewing some kind of video in safari. Pressing it brings up a scrub bar to change my position in the video. Strange that yours seems to be hiding controls.
  3. justywusty macrumors 6502


    Apr 10, 2009
    Winnipeg, MB
    It's the Now Playing button. Music or video playing and it will appear so you can quickly access player controls.
  4. monkeydax macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2012
    Adds a scrub bar to all your currently open videos. Check out this review of the touchbar (scrub bar section at 5:28 of the video the link):

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