Steveo Devo

On macOS Catalina, DST wants to log all keystrokes

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Steveo Devo    2

I am now running macOS Catalina. When I launched Don't Starve Together, I was prompted to give it access to log all keystrokes even from other apps. Why does it need this permission? And especially, why does it need to log keystrokes from other applications?

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bizziboi    1,846

I am stumped by this as it doesn't.

I've been looking into why Catalina is saying it is - if you Google this message you'll see many apps have this problem. It's likely to do with how the game listens for keypresses or maybe the fact that we try to respond to Command-Q to quit.

We're definitely not actively trying to monitor input from other apps :|

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Steveo Devo    2

Thanks, bizziboi! I appreciate the fast response! Also please let me know if I can do any sleuthing for you on the Mac side.

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bizziboi    1,846

Hmmmm, if that's the case (it not happening on OSX) that is indeed somewhat interesting, as it happens on Windows because the game does not register the key-up while in the background.

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