Wordfast Pro Options Keystrokes receiving permission prompts on macOS Catalina

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Starting with macOS Catalina (10.15), Apple has a new policy that requires user permission for our Options software for the following features:

  • Accessibility access is needed for scrolling, gesture button, back/forward, zoom and several other features
  • Input monitoring (new) access is needed for all the features enabled by the software such as scrolling, gesture button and back/forward among others for devices connected via Bluetooth
  • Screen recording (new) access is needed to capture screenshots using a keyboard or a mouse
  • System Events access is needed for Notifications feature and Keystroke assignments under different applications
  • Finder access is needed for the Search feature
  • System Preferences access if needed for launching Wordfast Pro from Options

Input Monitoring Access

Input monitoring access is needed when Keyboard and Mouse devices are connected for all features enabled by the software such as scrolling, gesture button and back/forward to work. The following prompts will be displayed when access is needed:

  1. Click Open System Preferences.
  2. In System Preferences, click the lock at the bottom left corner to unlock.
  3. In the right panel, check the boxes for Wordfast Options and Wordfast Options Daemon.
  4. After you check the boxes, select Quit Now to restart the application and allow the changes to take effect.

If you already clicked ‘Deny’, please do the following to allow access manually:

  1. Launch System Preferences.
  2. Click Security & Privacy, and then click the Privacy tab.
  3. In the left panel, click Input Monitoring and then follow steps 2-4 from above.

NOTE: If a feature still doesn’t work after you grant access, please reboot the system.