MacBook with Touch Bar and function keys simulation in Windows via Boot Camp

macOS & Mac Apps


in macOS, using a MacBook with Touch Bar, one can simulate the press of the missing physical function keys (F1 through F12) by pressing Fn + key in the number keys row. I wonder whether this alternative way of pressing the function keys works in in Windows installed via Boot Camp.

Since there is no screen reader support for the Touch Bar in Windows via Boot Camp, whether the Fn + number keys work as function keys or not is an important thing to decide if one should go for a MacBook with Touch Bar.

Thanks in advance for your comments




Submitted by Jenna Pepper on Thursday, October 1, 2020

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The touchbar works the same under Windows, though it's not as versatile on Mac, featuring more basic controls. It's also completely inaccessible to any screen reader.

Submitted by Adam Samec on Sunday, October 4, 2020

So I have asked other users of MacBook with Touch Bar and they reported the Fn + number keys do not work as function keys F1 through F12 even in macOS. Thus I am a bit perplexed about that. Can somebody else confirm whether it works or not?