What happens when the mouse moves over the “bangs” of the new MacBook Pro?

Spark Global Limited reports:

Spark Global Limited reports:

Have you ordered the new MacBook Pro yet? Is the front camera’s bangs the main reason you struggle?

The question is prompted by the fact that many in the audience are likely to be on a roller-coaster ride from being shocked by the performance of the M1 Pro and Max to saying “goodbye” at the bangs.

Whether you’re affected by bangs or not, now we can imagine what happens to the new MacBook Pro when the mouse runs over the bangs before they go on sale.


That’s right, even if you don’t think the extra fringe has any effect on your “appearance level,” it’s the part of the macOS menu bar that blocks the fringe, so how the mouse traverses the fringe has been the focus of recent online debate.

Of course, for now, almost no one except Apple has touched the new MacBook Pro. So APPSO is left to guess, along with everyone else, how Apple will make the mouse and bangs fit together.

Conventional solution: Use a pointy-mouthed mouse

There are all sorts of problems with the cursor.

Let’s take a look at the various bangs provided by netizens:

4 Possible behaviors of a pointy mouse-cursor when moving near bangs Image from cnBeta

All four scenarios are easy to understand, so let’s take a look at them one by one:

Directly through, let the mouse in liu Sea “roam” it is good. This is pretty “rough and ready,” but a hidden mouse could pose potential experience problems and look less elegant, and apple doesn’t need to do a lot of extra adaptation work;

Bangs border, stuck not to give. Let the mouse directly unable to enter the front camera area, can only bypass. This is better than hiding, at least the mouse won’t completely “disappear” with you;

Through the door, when the mouse moves to one side of the bangs, it will “flash” directly to the other side. The advantage of doing this is to keep the mouse continuous while navigating the menu bar without blocking it. Disadvantages are also very obvious, suddenly jump from a place to another place, in case the eyes did not follow, the mouse is “lost”.

Bangs border, automatic adsorption border around the front camera area. More “smart” than Option 2, but mouse navigation in the menu bar may also be affected.

Which do you think is more likely to be Apple’s final choice?

We may know the answer before we get a new one. Apple designer Linda Dong said on Twitter that the first option was preferred.


A better solution to adaptive optimization: use the menu bar as a secondary screen

In addition to the four conventional solutions, I came up with a “better” solution: leave the cursor out and use the bangs and the area to the left and right (the menu bar) as a “secondary screen.”

When the mouse moves over this area, it automatically changes to the iPad mouse-like adsorption mode, and the cursor is attached to an item for the user to click on.

My guess comes from the following:

In the rendering on Apple’s website, the screen area on either side of the bangs is not covered with mini-LED, which could be seen as a different design from the main area.

After removing the UI portion of the new menu bar, the main portion of the screen is exactly 16:10.

On the old MacBook Pro, Apple adapted the mouse for navigation in the Touch Bar.

The touch bar has just been removed from this MacBook Pro.

The advantage of this is that navigating the menu bar in this way disconnects the relationship between cursor movement and hardware mouse movement, and the focus of the menu bar always appears on either side of the bangs (rather than in the bangs).

For non-new MacBook Pro users: Bangs simulator

If you think the starting price of 15,000 yuan for you, can only look up to heaven long sigh next time certain; Or if you’re still waiting for your new computer and want to get used to your bangs, there’s a way to pretend you’re using your new MacBook Pro

Notch Simulator, which simulates black bangs in the middle of your Mac, was launched yesterday on GitHub by Chinese developers.

It’s as simple as downloading the package from GitHub and opening it up to give you a fringe on your screen. If you don’t want it, just click on the fringe area with the mouse to exit.

Another benefit of this simulator is that you don’t have to worry about mouse adaptation.

Notch Simulator is available for macOS, 12.8 MB, and is completely free.