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How to use the Scrubber Bar in the Photos app for Mac

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The Scrubber bar is a fast and effective tool that can be used to skim through your various photos and videos in the Photos app.

Here's how to navigate and use the Scrubber bar like a pro!

How to find the Scrubber bar in the Photos app

  1. Launch the Photos app on your Mac.
  2. Double-click on the photo you would like to select.

  1. Click the Scrubber bar icon that appears along the top of your screen. It looks like a rectangle in between the back arrow and the zoom slider.
  2. The Scrubber bar will appear at the bottom of your screen.

How to navigate the Scrubber bar in the Photos app

  1. Launch the Photos app on your Mac.
  2. Double-click on the photo or video you would like to select.

  1. Click the Scrubber bar icon that appears along the top of your screen. It looks like a rectangle in between the back arrow and the zoom slider.
  2. The Scrubber bar will appear at the bottom of your screen.

  1. Hover your cursor over the Scrubber bar.
  2. Scroll left and right to scroll through the Scrubber bar to see your photos.

How to turn off the Scrubber bar in the Photos app

  1. Launch the Photos app on your Mac.
  2. Double-click on the photo you would like to select.

  1. Click the Scrubber bar icon that appears along the top of your screen. It looks like a rectangle in between the back arrow and the zoom slider.
  2. The Scrubber bar will disappear from the bottom of your screen.

What do you think?

Are you a fan of the Scrubber bar, or do you think it's useless? Let us know in the comments below!

Cella writes for iMore on social and photography. She's a true crime enthusiast, bestselling horror author, lipstick collector, buzzkill, and Sicilian. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @hellorousseau

2 Comments
  • Almost completely worthless. Will never use it.
  • This is a great feature for scrolling through many photos, obviously some people don't think out of the box and waste their time focusing on negative