Assistive devices option gone?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by MikhailT, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. MikhailT, Jun 10, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2013

    macrumors 601

    Nov 12, 2007
    Hi guys,

    It looks like the option for Assistive Devices is gone in Mavricks, can't use any text expansion tools without it.

    Did anybody find it?
  2. macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2007
    Aachen, Germany
    You have to allow access in the Security preference pane.
  3. thread starter macrumors 601

    Nov 12, 2007
    Holy crap.

  4. macrumors 6502

    Aug 19, 2010
    Access to assistive devices changed?

    Hi everyone,

    I would like to hear from the people running 10.9 if you can find where to enable "Access to assistive devices" in Mavericks? It seems the preference panel for these settings has changed and that checkbox I just cannot find.

    Certain apps rely on having access, if not they simple won't run.

  5. macrumors member

    Dec 4, 2010
    Here you go!

    System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Accessibility.
    You need to check the apps you wish to allow. After this, restart and you should be good to go.

    A little tricky to find, but you only have to do it once!
  6. macrumors 6502

    Aug 19, 2010
    Yeah thanks.. strange place to put it but it all works! :)
  7. macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2008

    Um... no, you do not have to restart.

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