How to fix macOS Accessibility permission when an app can't be enabled

Accessibility access is often required for utilities. There’s a Terminal trick you may need to use when you can’t grant that permission.

After a recent restart of my Intel Mac running macOS 11 Big Sur, several apps told me I needed to grant them permission to Accessibility via the Security & Privacy preference pane's Privacy tab. Apps like Default Folder, Dropbox, LaunchBar, Pastebot…well, a lot of software that uses macOS features intended to provide accessibility for other purposes, like pasting, modifying dialog boxes, making selections, and so forth.

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Glenn Fleishman
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