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My touchbar. My rules. GitHub release license minimal system requirements travis

The TouchBar Customization App for your MacBook Pro

My idea is to create a platform for creating plugins to customize the TouchBar. I very much like BTT and having a full custom TouchBar (my BTT preset), and I wanted to create it. It's my first Swift project for MacOS :)

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On first install you need to allow access for MTMR in Accessibility otherwise buttons like Esc, Volume, Brightness and other system keys won't work

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🍏→ System Preferences → Security and Privacy → tab Privacy → Accessibility → MTMR


MTMR presets

Presets for touchbar


MTMR preferences are stored under ~/Library/Application\ Support/MTMR/items.json.

The pre-installed configuration contains less or more than you'll probably want, try to configure:

Built-in button types:


  • escape
  • exitTouchbar
  • brightnessUp
  • brightnessDown
  • illuminationUp (keyboard illumination)
  • illuminationDown (keyboard illumination)
  • volumeDown
  • volumeUp
  • mute

Native Plugins

  • timeButton
  • battery
  • currency
  • weather
  • yandexWeather
  • inputsource
  • music (tap for pause, longTap for next)
  • dock (half-long click to open app, full-long click to kill app)
  • nightShift
  • dnd (Don't disturb)
  • darkMode
  • pomodoro
  • network

Media Keys

  • previous
  • play
  • next

AppleScript plugins

  • sleep
  • displaySleep

Custom buttons

  • staticButton
  • appleScriptTitledButton
  • shellScriptTitledButton

Gestures on central part:

  • two finger slide: change you Volume
  • three finger slide: change you Brightness

Built-in slider types:

  • brightness
  • volume

You can also make custom buttons using these types


 "type": "staticButton",
 "title": "esc",


    "type": "appleScriptTitledButton",
    "refreshInterval": 60, //optional
    "source": {
      "filePath": "~/Library/Application Support/MTMR/iTunes.nowPlaying.scpt",
      // or
      "inline": "tell application \"Finder\"\rif not (exists window 1) then\rmake new Finder window\rset target of front window to path to home folder as string\rend if\ractivate\rend tell",
      // or
      "base64": "StringInbase64"


Note: script may return also colors using escape sequences (read more here https://misc.flogisoft.com/bash/tip_colors_and_formatting) Only "16 Colors" mode supported atm. If background color returned, button will pick it up as own background color.

Example of "CPU load" button which also changes color based on load value.

  "type": "shellScriptTitledButton",
  "width": 80,
  "refreshInterval": 2,
  "source": {
    "inline": "top -l 2 -n 0 -F | egrep -o ' \\d*\\.\\d+% idle' | tail -1 | awk -F% '{p = 100 - $1; if (p > 30) c = \"\\033[33m\"; if (p > 70) c = \"\\033[30;43m\"; printf \"%s%4.1f%%\\n\", c, p}'"
  "action": "appleScript",
  "actionAppleScript": {
    "inline": "activate application \"Activity Monitor\"\rtell application \"System Events\"\r\ttell process \"Activity Monitor\"\r\t\ttell radio button \"CPU\" of radio group 1 of group 2 of toolbar 1 of window 1 to perform action \"AXPress\"\r\tend tell\rend tell"
  "align": "right",
  "image": {
    // Or you can specify a filePath here.
    // Images will be resized to 24x24.
    // "filePath": "~/myproject/myimage.jpg" // or "/fixed/path/to/the.png"
  "bordered": false


  "type": "group",
  "align": "center",
  "bordered": true,
  "title": "stats",
  "items": [
    { "type": "play" },
    { "type": "mute" },

To close a group, use the button:

  "type": "close",
  "width": 64

Native plugins


Attention! Works not all: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_time_zone_abbreviations

formatTemplate examples: https://www.datetimeformatter.com/how-to-format-date-time-in-swift/

locale examples: https://gist.github.com/jacobbubu/1836273

  "type": "timeButton",
  "formatTemplate": "dd HH:mm",
  "locale": "en_GB",
  "timeZone": "UTC"


Provider: https://openweathermap.org
Note: you need to register on https://openweathermap.org to get your API key
Note: you may need to wait for near 20 mins until your API key will be activated by Openweathermap
Note: you need to allow using "Location Services" in your Mac OS "Security & Privacy" settings for MTMR

  "type": "weather",
  "refreshInterval": 600, // in seconds
  "units": "metric", // or imperial
  "icon_type": "text" // or images
  "api_key": "" // you can get the key on openweather

yandexWeather (experimental)

Provider: https://yandex.ru/pogoda. One click to open up weather forecast in your browser.
Note: you need to allow using "Location Services" in your Mac OS "Security & Privacy" settings for MTMR

  "type": "yandexWeather",
  "refreshInterval": 600 // in seconds


Provider: https://coinbase.com

  "type": "currency",
  "refreshInterval": 600, // in seconds
  "align": "right",
  "from": "BTC",
  "to": "USD",
  "full": true // £‣1.29$


  "type": "music",
  "align": "center",
  "width": 80, // Optional
  "bordered": false, // Optional
  "refreshInterval": 2, // in seconds. Optional. Default 5 seconds
  "disableMarquee": true // to disable marquee effect. Optional. Default false


Pomodoro plugin. One click to start the work timer, longclick to start the rest timer. Click in progress for reset.

  "type": "pomodoro",
  "workTime": 1200, // set time work in seconds. Default 1500 (25 min)
  "restTime": 600 // set time rest in seconds. Default 300 (5 min)


Network plugin. The plugin to show usage a network

  "type": "network",
  "flip": true


Dock plugin

  "type": "dock",
  "filter": "(^Xcode$)|(Safari)|(.*player)",
  "autoResize": true


  • hidKey

    https://github.com/aosm/IOHIDFamily/blob/master/IOHIDSystem/IOKit/hidsystem/ev_keymap.h use only numbers

 "action": "hidKey",
 "keycode": 53,
  • keyPress
 "action": "keyPress",
 "keycode": 1,
  • appleScript
 "action": "appleScript",
 "actionAppleScript": {
      "inline": "tell application \"Finder\"\rif not (exists window 1) then\rmake new Finder window\rset target of front window to path to home folder as string\rend if\ractivate\rend tell",
    // "filePath" or "base64" will work as well
  • shellScript
 "action": "shellScript",
 "executablePath": "/usr/bin/pmset",
 "shellArguments": ["sleepnow"], // optional

  • openUrl
 "action": "openUrl",
 "url": "https://google.com",


If you want to longPress for some operations, it is similar to the configuration for Actions but with additional parameters, for example:

 "longAction": "hidKey",
 "longKeycode": 53,
  • longAction
  • longKeycode
  • longActionAppleScript
  • longExecutablePath
  • longShellArguments
  • longUrl

Additional parameters:

  • width restrict how much room a particular button will take
  "width": 34
  • align can stick the item to the side. default is center
  "align": "left" // "left", "right" or "center"
  • bordered you can do button without border
  "bordered": "false" // "true" or "false"


  • [x] Create the first prototype with TouchBar in Storyboard
  • [x] Put in stripe menu on startup the application
  • [x] Find how to simulate real buttons like brightness, volume, night shift and etc.
  • [x] Time in touchbar!
  • [x] First the weather plugin
  • [x] Find how to open full-screen TouchBar without the cross and stripe menu
  • [x] Find how to add haptic feedback
  • [x] Add icon and menu in StatusBar
  • [x] Hide from Dock
  • [x] Status menu: "preferences", "quit"
  • [x] JSON or another approch for save preset, maybe in ~/Library/Application Support/MTMR/
  • [x] Custom buttons size, actions by click
  • [x] Layout: [always left, NSSliderView for center, always right]
  • [x] System for autoupdate (https://sparkle-project.org/)
  • [ ] Overwrite default values from item types (e.g. title for brightness)
  • [ ] Custom settings for paddings and margins for buttons
  • [ ] XPC Service for scripts
  • [ ] UI for settings
  • [ ] Import config from BTT


  • [ ] Interface for plugins and export like presets
  • [x] Startup at login
  • [ ] Show on/off in Dock
  • [ ] Show on/off in StatusBar
  • [ ] On/off Haptic Feedback


  • [ ] Refactoring the application into packages (AppleScript, JavaScript? and Swift?)


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v0.24 - Oct 12, 2019


v0.23.1 - Sep 4, 2019

v0.22.1 - Jul 29, 2019

v0.21 - May 22, 2019

Dark mode

{ "type": "darkMode" }

Dock additional property:

"autoResize": true

v0.20.1 - Mar 25, 2019

Add an additional parameter for network widget flip for change position output and input traffic.

	"type": "network",
	"flip": true,