Message "Wordfast Pro" would like to receive keystrokes from any application | MacOs Catalina
Thread poster: Ehab Tantawy

Ehab Tantawy  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:30
Member (2006)
English to Arabic
+ ...
Oct 23

Hello Dear Prozians,

I've recently upgraded my MacOs to Catalina! and also same also for Wordfast PRO 5.11.1!

Each time I do open Wordfast I do receive a message {"Wordfast Pro" would like to receive keystrokes from any application}.

This requires selecting one of the two actions; "Open System Preferences" or "Deny"

When I select the Open Pref. option it opens Security and Privacy window, it gives me a selection for "wordfast" app to check/enab
... See more
Hello Dear Prozians,

I've recently upgraded my MacOs to Catalina! and also same also for Wordfast PRO 5.11.1!

Each time I do open Wordfast I do receive a message {"Wordfast Pro" would like to receive keystrokes from any application}.

This requires selecting one of the two actions; "Open System Preferences" or "Deny"

When I select the Open Pref. option it opens Security and Privacy window, it gives me a selection for "wordfast" app to check/enable it under a message that means to select this app to allow it to monitor input from my keyboard even while using other apps.

Screen Shot 2019-10-23 at 11.21.02 PM


Why does this appear (which was not happening before)?
How to avoid this message every time I fo open Wordfast Pro?

Your help will be highly appreciated.

Best,
Ehab
Collapse


 

Hans Lenting  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Member (2006)
German to Dutch
Try this? Oct 24

Perhaps you can try this:

  • Close WFP.
  • Remove the Wordfast entry from the Privacy tab.
  • Reboot Catalina.
  • Start WFP.
  • Tick the (new) checkbox of the Wordfast entry in the Privacy tab


HTH ...


 

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:30
Member (2008)
Italian to English
Keystrokes Oct 24

Would you be happy to have all your keystrokes memorised in a remote server you don't know anything about - or even where it is, who owns it, and what kind of access they have to the data?

What about when you type in your password to your bank account? Happy with that?

Why should you even have to "allow" or "deny" that?

[Edited at 2019-10-24 08:47 GMT]


 

Ehab Tantawy  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:30
Member (2006)
English to Arabic
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Thanks! Oct 24

Tom in London wrote:

Would you be happy to have all your keystrokes memorised in a remote server you don't know anything about - or even where it is, who owns it, and what kind of access they have to the data?

What about when you type in your password to your bank account? Happy with that?

Why should you even have to "allow" or "deny" that?

[Edited at 2019-10-24 08:47 GMT]


Hello Tom,

Many thanks for the time you spent to help me.

Actually, what I've understood from this is the versus! I mean that I should accept this to be able to input/type inside WFP!

May be I did not read it carefully, but your advice/clarification is highly appreciated.

Have a great morning!

Best,
Ehab


 

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:30
Member (2008)
Italian to English
Apologies Oct 24

Yes- Apologies, Ehab. I went slightly off-topic. Your post re-awakened in me some of the general concerns I have about using the so-called "Cloud" (which is not a cloud).

 

Ehab Tantawy  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:30
Member (2006)
English to Arabic
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Thanks Hans! Oct 24

Hans Lenting wrote:

Perhaps you can try this:

  • Close WFP.
  • Remove the Wordfast entry from the Privacy tab.
  • Reboot Catalina.
  • Start WFP.
  • Tick the (new) checkbox of the Wordfast entry in the Privacy tab


HTH ...


Thanks Hans!

I've selected "Deny" as per Tom's advice, but when closed the App and opened it again, the message appeared again???!!!!

A strange behavior!

Best


 

Ehab Tantawy  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:30
Member (2006)
English to Arabic
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
No Worries, issue continues! Oct 24

Tom in London wrote:

Yes- Apologies, Ehab. I went slightly off-topic. Your post re-awakened in me some of the general concerns I have about using the so-called "Cloud" (which is not a cloud).


No worries Tom!

The problem is that I've selected "DENY", and used the program for some minutes and closed it, then opened it again and the message of selecting either "Open System Preferences" or "Deny" appeared again!

Brainstorming


 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:


You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Message "Wordfast Pro" would like to receive keystrokes from any application | MacOs Catalina

Advanced search


Translation news related to Wordfast





TM-Town
Manage your TMs and Terms ... and boost your translation business

Are you ready for something fresh in the industry? TM-Town is a unique new site for you -- the freelance translator -- to store, manage and share translation memories (TMs) and glossaries...and potentially meet new clients on the basis of your prior work.

More info »
Protemos translation business management system
Create your account in minutes, and start working! 3-month trial for agencies, and free for freelancers!

The system lets you keep client/vendor database, with contacts and rates, manage projects and assign jobs to vendors, issue invoices, track payments, store and manage project files, generate business reports on turnover profit per client/manager etc.

More info »



Forums
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search