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How to enable accessibility for a specific application in OS X 10.9 Mavericks

  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac
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Some applications stopped working properly after upgrading to OS X 10.9 Mavericks.


You need to enable access for assistive devices for the application.


In OS X 10.9 Mavericks the settings for enabling the access for assistive devices were moved from the Accessibility pane to the Security & Privacy pane.

To enable it for a specific application please open System Preferences ► Security & Privacy ► Privacy ► Accessibility

Now locate your application under "Allow the apps below to control your computer" list (the list is populated automatically by OS X) and click on the check-box next to it.

If the list does not contain Parallels Desktop, then drag and drop it manually from /Applications/ directory.

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