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Get Finch working under 10.9 Mavericks.

I use a sweet app called Finch to track what I do on my computer all day. That way, when I need to fill out my timesheet, I have a detailed log.

However, there is one issue with 10.9 where it asks you to ‘Enable access for assistive devices’ but you can’t.


I contacted their support and here’s the fix they sent me.

  1. Open the “Go” menu in the Finder and select “Utilities.”
  2. Double-click on the “Terminal” icon. A Terminal window will open on the screen.
  3. Type “sudo touch /private/var/db/.AccessibilityAPIEnabled” into the terminal, press return, then the issue should be resolved.

It worked for me and I’ve been able to use Finch without any issues.

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