It’s simply insane how this is still the way Apple handles this. Why not just let the apps themselves ask for the privileges, as has been the case in forever? Now it results in shit like that. As you can see, there is nothing for me to allow there. Why? Because more than one of my super evil hacker tools needed special permissions, and after I allowed the first thing, SoundSource was shit out of luck. No matter how often I closed and reopened SoundSource, it was not able to re-trigger the magical fairy dust component that Apple needs to show me the UI piece that lets me allow a program on my computer to do what I want it to do. I had to reboot before it would show up there again. Which was great, because right afterwards you need to reboot again, so the new permissions actually work. Which was great, because for some reason in Big Sur my Bluetooth keyboard doesn’t connect to the Mac until after logging in, so rebooting is a bit of a hassle currently.

Manuel was annoyed on November 19, 2020 at 18:28