Are you interested in trying out Apple’s nifty new Touch Bar that comes built into the top of the keyboard portion of the higher-end MacBook Pro? But, you can’t manage to pay for this new expensive laptop right now. Don’t be sad. Luckily, you can get the MacBook Pro Touch bar on your old Mac.
Now the question is how you can test it on your Macbook, even it doesn’t have a touchscreen. A new hack app named “Touch Bar Demo” has surfaced on Github that allows you to access the Touch Bar on any Mac for free. The app is fully functional and has a flashy OLED touch surface.
Get the Taste of Macbook Pro Touch Bar with Touch Bar Demo App
With the Touch Bar hack app, you can stimulate the Touch Bar by just clicking on the buttons or clicking and dragging on the sliders. It is really cool to have the Touch Bar app because it offers you a realistic Touch Bar experience like you will on the real OLED Touch Bar on the 2016 MacBook Pro. You can increase or decrease volume, adjust your screen brightness, access Siri, take a screenshot, use the share button, click the Esc button, and much more with the Touch Bar. As well, the interface will also dynamically transform based on what you’re doing on your Mac.
How to Get the New MacBook Pro Touch Bar?
Here is a detailed guide to getting the 2016 MacBook Pro Touch Bar on any Mac. Have a Look at!
Get the latest version of MacOS
To enjoy the taste of MacBook Pro Touch Bar, make sure that your Mac is running on the latest version of MacOS Sierra 10.12.1 build 16B2657. Here it is also important to note that the early version of MacOS 10.12.1 build number 16B2555 won’t work with this hack. If your laptop is not upgraded, download and install the most recent version of MacOS Sierra 10.12.1 build 16B2657 manually from the Apple’s website.
Once you update the MacOS, your Mac is automatically going to have the Touch Bar resources installed on it, whether it has a touchscreen or not. It means you can use the software right from your laptop’s main display. Hence, you’ll have to use your mouse or trackpad instead of non-existent Touch Bar on your Mac.
After updating your MacOS, you’ll have to follow these steps to get the gorgeous Touch Bar Hack.
Open the Github on your Mac.
Find the Touch Bar Demo after heading over the Github.
Just click on the ‘TouchBarServer.zip’ from the Release Section and it will start to download.
Put extracted the Zip file into your applications folder. Then, double-click on the file to open it, you’ll get a notification about the launch of the app. Click the Open button. Hence, if you’re not able to open the app, hold the Control key while you click on the file and then select the Open option.
The app will be running and you can get it from your Menu Bar.
With the app running, press the function (fn) key on your Mac’s keyboard. The Touch Bar interface will open on your Mac screen in the same place where your mouse cursor is.