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Customizing the Touch Bar for Airmail on macOS

In many apps with Touch Bar support, you can specify exactly what you want to see on it. Airmail is one of those apps, and with just a few clicks you can change what you see to make it work for you!

Airmail's default Touch Bar

In the View menu item, click Customize Touch Bar at the bottom. When you open it, you can see all of the various Touch Bar options that you can have right at your fingertips. These include:

  • Refresh Inbox
  • All Accounts
  • New Mail
  • Go To
  • Filters
  • Archive
  • Bin
  • All Actions
  • Snooze
  • Label
  • Move To
  • Read
  • Starred
  • Spam
  • To Do
  • Memo
  • Done
  • PDF
  • Print
  • Unsubscribe
  • Open Message
  • Reply
  • Forward

The screen to customise the Touchbar in Airmail

You can use your mouse to drag and drop these items to or from the Touch Bar, removing what you don’t need and adding what you want to use regularly.

A customized Touchbar in Airmail

My customized Touch Bar is quite simple — it just has Archive, Bin, Reply and Unsubscribe as the options.

In the top of the customization pane, you can also see the option to Show Typing Suggestions, which is the auto complete option on the Mac. So, if you want the Touch Bar to be able to suggest what word you’re trying to type or corrections to misspellings, you can leave this on, but this will leave less space for custom action buttons.

Go forth and make Airmail show you the actions you want in the Touch Bar!

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