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At times, Touch Bar may become completely unresponsive or simply get stuck and won’t work at all. On other times, it would display incorrect button or even show blank button. Have you also experienced these issues on your new MacBook Pro?

No need to worry at all. The ill-functioning Touch Bar can be cured with ease. Give these tips a try to fix it right away.

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MacBook Pro Touch Bar Unresponsive or Got Stuck

MacBook Pro Touch Bar Unresponsive or Got Stuck: Tips to Fix

Quick Solution

There is an easy trick that can let you fix the unresponsive Touch Bar. Simply Force Quit the troubled app.

Step #1. Click on the Apple menu at the top right corner of your screen.

Step #2. Click on Force Quit and then select the app.

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Step #3. Click on Force Quit to confirm.

How to Manually Refresh MacBook Pro Touch Bar

There are two ways through which you can force relaunch Touch Bar on your new MacBook Pro.

While one way is to get it done through the Activity Monitor application, the other one is to do it via the command line. I find both the methods pretty easy-going.

How to Refresh Touch Bar from Command Line on MacBook Pro

Step #1. First off, you need to launch the Terminal app found within Applications → Utilities, alternatively, you can launch terminal from Spotlight search.

Step #2. Next, you need to type the command given below.

pkill "Touch Bar agent"

Step #3. Now, simply press the return key to kill and refresh Touch Bar.

How to Refresh Touch Bar from Activity Monitor on MacBook Pro

Step #1. Launch Activity Monitor app located within Applications → Utilities.

Step #2. Now, locate the “Touch Bar agent” process and get rid of it.

How to Refresh Control Strip in Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

Control Strip is located on the far right side of the Touch Bar. You can fix the blank button issue by refreshing the Control Strip.

Step #1. Launch the Terminal app [located within Applications → Utilities], alternatively, you can launch terminal from Spotlight search.

Step #2. Next, you have to type the command written below.

killall ControlStrip

Step #3. Finally, hit the return key in order to relaunch the Control Strip.

That's all!

Assuming these tips have helped you troubleshoot the unresponsive Touch Bar. If you want to get the best out of this unique feature, follow this guide to customize it.

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