If you have a MacBook from 2016 or later, you’ve probably noticed the Touch Bar, a small touch screen located above the number keys on your keyboard where the function keys should be.
This versatile Touch Bar can be used to activate Siri, adjust brightness and volume, and even perform app-specific tasks like flagging an email, rotating an image, or adding emojis.
To optimize the Touch Bar’s usefulness, you can customize what buttons appear and the order in which they’re displayed. Here’s how to do it.
How to customize your MacBook’s Touch Bar
There are three different ways you can customize your MacBook’s Touch Bar. You can change the settings for your Touch Bar as a whole, customize what buttons appear in the Control Strip, and customize what buttons appear in specific apps.
The buttons located in the center of your Touch Bar will change depending on which app you’re using, while the Control Strip, which is located on the right side, doesn’t change. Control Strip commands are more universal, like activating Siri and adjusting the volume.