How to Disable the MacBook Pro Touch Bar
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For that you need TouchBarDisabler , a GitHub project that lets you toggle the Touch Bar and automatically reassigns the brightness and volume controls to key combos.
Since Touch Bar Macs have no real escape key, you'll need to reassign that too. TouchBarDisabler creator HiKay recommends using OS X's keyboard settings to assign the escape function to the caps lock key . Or use the powerful keyboard remapper BetterTouchTool to assign it to a more convenient key like ~`. All this remapping might feel janky, but so does grazing the Touch Bar and losing all your work (or your hearing).