Touch Bar in Xcode Needs to Improve

Touch Bar is an excellent new input device present on the latest Macs. Unfortunately, software support for it in Xcode is desired to be better.

Below are a couple of ideas how Touch Bar could be made into more useful space when writing code:

  • When text cursor is over a symbol, display method signature, or
  • When text cursor is over some text in the code editor, display refactoring actions that can be done on the given object, symbol, selection or context.
  • Provide a list of commonly used LLDB commands when the cursor is in the console. Display list of user aliases from .lldbinit is also an option.

Filed as rdar://42487347 and its Open Radar mirror.