Windows 10: MacBook Pro Touch Bar can be used as a ‘monitor’ with Windows 10

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  1. WinLatest New Member

    MacBook Pro Touch Bar can be used as a ‘monitor’ with Windows 10

    MacBook Touch Bar is a touch display that replaces the old function keys and it was first unveiled in October 2016 refresh of the MacBook Pro. Apple touted the Touch Bar as a groundbreaking feature, but in reality, Touch Bar offers limited functionality and people have been divided over its usefulness.

    Last year, a developer found a way to make the Touch Bar useful with Windows 10’s taskbar support. With taskbar support on Touch Bar, you can switch between apps and windows.

    Independent developers said that it’s possible to install Windows 10 on MacBook using Boot Camp, use Microsoft’s own drivers, and then display the taskbar, which enables quick access to current or pinned apps.

    However, another developer has found that it’s also possible to use the MacBook Touch Bar as a second monitor as long as the device is running Windows 10.

    MacBook Pro Touch Bar can be used as a ‘monitor’ with Windows 10 Windows-10-Touch-Bar-monitor-support.jpg

    Of course, it doesn’t make sense to use a small display as a second monitor, but the monitor support could eventually allow users to set custom Windows 10 functions for the Touch Bar.

    It’s a clever trick that has been achieved using the iBridge Virtual FrameBuffer device driver, which provides an abstraction for the graphics. Since Windows 10 doesn’t support a monitor with a display height of 60px (2170*60), developers have had to force enable it with a custom height of 100px.

    The whole process also involves Microsoft’s Common Class Generic Parent Driver and another driver to support FrameBuffer transfer that delivers up to 30FPS, which isn’t bad at all.

    In the above case, Windows 10 allows the second monitor to respond to touches, but currently, support for custom functions is not included.

    Again, it’s worth noting that this is a third-party project and it’s still in early development, so it’s not possible to try out, but we might see more developers come up with other ways to improve the idea of MacBook Touch Bar with Windows 10.

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    WinLatest, Sep 27, 2020
  2. Rose Cal Win User

    Windows on Macbook Pro using Bootcamp


    You need support software (drivers) installed with Boot Camp to use Windows 10. This software is automatically downloaded when you use Boot Camp Assistant. Boot Camp supports 64-bit versions of Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro when used with a supported
    Mac. Here are the list that supports Windows 10:

    • MacBook Pro (2012 and later)
    • MacBook Air (2012 and later)
    • MacBook (2015 and later)
    • iMac Pro (2017)iMac (2012 and later)
    • Mac mini (2012 and later)
    • Mac mini Server (Late 2012)
    • Mac Pro (Late 2013)

    We also suggest that you check and follow the steps shared by Andre Da Costa on this
    thread on how to setup Windows 10 on your Mac using Boot Camp.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
    Rose Cal, Sep 27, 2020
  3. btarunr Win User
    Apple Unveils Groundbreaking New MacBook Pro

    Apple today introduced the thinnest and lightest MacBook Pro ever, along with a breakthrough interface that replaces the traditional row of function keys with a brilliant, Retina-quality Multi-Touch display called the Touch Bar. The new MacBook Pro features Apple's brightest and most colorful Retina display yet, the security and convenience of Touch ID, a more responsive keyboard, a larger Force Touch trackpad and an audio system with double the dynamic range. It's also the most powerful MacBook Pro ever, featuring sixth-generation quad-core and dual-core processors, up to 2.3 times the graphics performance over the previous generation, super-fast SSDs and up to four Thunderbolt 3 ports.

    The Touch Bar places controls right at the user's fingertips and adapts when using the system or apps like Mail, Finder, Calendar, Numbers, GarageBand, Final Cut Pro X and many more, including third-party apps. For example, the Touch Bar can show Tabs and Favorites in Safari, enable easy access to emoji in Messages, provide a simple way to edit images or scrub through videos in Photos and so much more.

    MacBook Pro Touch Bar can be used as a ‘monitor’ with Windows 10 127a_thm.jpg

    "This week marks the 25th anniversary of Apple's first notebook; through the years each generation has introduced new innovations and capabilities, and it's fitting that this all-new generation of MacBook Pro is the biggest leap forward yet," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "With the groundbreaking new Touch Bar, the convenience of Touch ID, the best Mac display ever, powerful performance, improved audio, blazing fast storage and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity in our thinnest and lightest pro notebook yet, the new MacBook Pro is the most advanced notebook ever made."

    Thinnest and Lightest MacBook Pro Ever
    Building on innovations pioneered in MacBook, the new MacBook Pro features an entirely new enclosure design and all-metal unibody construction that creates an incredibly rigid and dense notebook that is amazingly thin and light. At just 14.9 mm thin, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is 17 percent thinner and 23 percent less volume than the previous generation, and nearly half a pound lighter at just three pounds. The new 15-inch MacBook Pro, at just 15.5 mm thin, is 14 percent thinner and 20 percent less volume than before, and weighing just four pounds, is nearly half a pound lighter.

    Touch ID Comes to the Mac
    Integrated into the power button is the convenience and security of Touch ID, one of the great features customers have come to know and love from their iPhone and iPad. Once you enroll your fingerprint in Touch ID on your MacBook Pro, you can quickly unlock your Mac, switch user accounts and make secure purchases with Apple Pay on the web with a single touch. Touch ID enables a quick, accurate reading of your fingerprint and uses sophisticated algorithms to recognize and match it with the Secure Enclave in the new Apple T1 chip.

    Apple's Brightest, Most Colorful Notebook Display
    The best Mac display ever delivers images that are more vivid, reveal even greater detail and appear more lifelike than ever. As thin as a MacBook display at .88 mm, the Retina display on the new MacBook Pro at 500 nits of brightness, is an amazing 67 percent brighter than the previous generation, features 67 percent more contrast and is the first Mac notebook display to support a wider color gamut. And with power-saving technologies like a larger pixel aperture, a variable refresh rate and more power-efficient LEDs, the display consumes 30 percent less energy than before.

    The Most Powerful MacBook Pro Yet
    Powerful processors, cutting-edge graphics, blazing-fast SSDs, high-speed memory and an advanced thermal architecture deliver amazing pro-level performance in a dramatically thinner enclosure. Sixth-generation dual-core Core i5 with eDRAM, dual-core Core i7 with eDRAM and quad-core Core i7 Intel processors deliver pro-level processing performance while conserving energy.

    The new 15-inch MacBook Pro features powerful Radeon Pro discrete graphics delivering up to 2.3 times more performance than the previous generation; while the 13-inch MacBook Pro comes with Intel Iris Graphics that are up to two times faster than before. All models feature SSDs with sequential read speeds over 3 GBps and Thunderbolt 3 which consolidates data transfer, charging and twice the video bandwidth in a single port - allowing users to drive a 5K display and power their MacBook Pro with a single cable.

    The New MacBook Pro Also Offers:
    • Much larger Force Touch trackpads - 46 percent larger on the 13-inch MacBook Pro and twice as large on the 15-inch MacBook Pro;
    • More responsive and comfortable typing on the keyboard with a second-generation butterfly mechanism;
    • Louder, more true-to-life sound through speakers with double the dynamic range and improved bass;
    • macOS Sierra, the world's most advanced desktop operating system, with new features like Siri integration, Universal Clipboard, Apple Pay on the web and Photos, which helps you rediscover your meaningful memories, organize your library and perfect shots like a pro.
    Pricing & Availability
    • The 13-inch MacBook Pro starts at $1,499 (US), features a 2.0 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1 GHz, 8GB of memory and 256GB of flash storage, and ships today.
    • The 13-inch MacBook Pro with the revolutionary Touch Bar and Touch ID starts at $1,799 (US), and features a 2.9 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3 GHz, 8GB of memory and 256GB of flash storage, and ships in two to three weeks.
    • The 15-inch MacBook Pro starts at $2,399 (US), features the revolutionary Touch Bar and Touch ID, a 2.6 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.5 GHz, 16GB of memory and 256GB of flash storage, and ships in two to three weeks.
    btarunr, Sep 27, 2020
  4. Rich_2018 Win User

    MacBook Pro Touch Bar can be used as a ‘monitor’ with Windows 10

    Bitlocker F keys unavailable during bitlocker login screen on 2017 Macbook Pro

    The touch bar on my Macbook pro with the esc and F keys does not work during the bitlocker login screen. Once I have logged into windows 10 OS all the Macbook pro features work. Is there an onscreen key keyboard during the login screen? Or another way
    to use F and esc keys without the touch bar?
    Rich_2018, Sep 27, 2020

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