Know How You Can Use Escape Button on MacBook Pro
With different apps, the Touch Bar on MacBook Pro will change dynamically to display the related tools and controls. While other tools change as per apps, you will see an Esc button appearing at the left side remains at its place.
But there might be some times when the Esc button would not work. In such cases, you should use Esc alternative keys on your new MacBook Pro.
- How to Access Esc Button on Touch Bar on MacBook Pro
The Esc button is located on the left side of the Touch Bar. At times, there are tools that can temporarily cover the Esc button. You only tap on “X” or “Done” button on the Touch Bar to show it
- How to Use Another Key as Escape Key on New MacBook Pro
You can use a physical key to act as Esc key.
Step 1: Press on Apple menu on your MacBook Pro.
Step 2: Now, go to System Preferences → select Keyboard.
Step 3: In the Keyboard preferences, choose Modifier Keys.
Step 4: Finally, use menus to select key replacement to act as Esc button.
As for example, if you select Escape to the right of the Control (^) Key label, you will have to press Control to make it perform exactly as Esc key.
Note: If you don’t want to use another key for the replacement of Esc key, follow the steps mentioned above and select Restore Defaults.
- How to Force Apps to Quit Using Esc Alternatives
If the app you are using is completely unresponsive, Esc button will probably not work. That time you cannot close the app via the Esc button. In that case, you need to switch to another app and try Option + Command + Escape button to quit the option. (or you can select Apple Menu → Force Quit.)
If it doesn’t work or the Touch Bar becomes unresponsive, there is one way left is restart your MacBook Pro.
Simply go to Apple Menu → Restart, or press and hold the Touch ID (Power button) until your Mac turns off, then turn it back on.
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