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Todd Drucker

Disable 2018 Macbook Pro (and newer) Top Row Keyboard

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Hello world,

 

Nice to be back. I've been using vectorworks for both 2D drawings, 3D modeling, and BIM for 3+ years.

 

Is there an easy setting to disable / modify the top row of icons on the new macbook pro keyboard. Too many times I find myself tapping an object that switch my screen from 2D to orthogonal, which can slow down a machine, when drawing maps and buildings. 

 

While I sometimes find it easy to tap & scroll through functions, too many times, I touch an icon as the keys are not tactical, but touch base.

 

Looking forward towards the communities thoughts. 

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Welcome back,

Rather than disabling the top row from your keyboard try to reassign / remove assignment of those those Keyboard Shortcuts in a custom Workspace.

Tools>Workspaces>Workspaces>Duplicate your favorite workspace and track down those keyboards shortcuts that are causing the issues and delete them.

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@bcd 

 

TLDR - Apple's new keyboard is not ergonomic

 

Thank you for taking me to the workspace menu, but I don't see the top row of keyboard called out It replaced F1-F12. I included photos of what it looks like when I open Vectorworks and what it looks like when I no application selected

 

I would like the top row to remain with simple apple functions (esc, brightness,  toggle screen, volume). 

If these "smart" buttons were disabled, my workflow would be enhanced as I access tools with shortcuts and icons, not the smart keyboard. 

 

Thank you!

 

 

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Thank you @Andy Broomell

I was able to have the Touch Bar only display the "Expanded Control Strip" (brightness, toggle, volume, etc). Other options are App Control (my issue above), F1-F12, and customization.

 

 

 

 

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