LanguageTool for Desktop and MacOS Accessibility Permissions

Modified on Fri, 16 Jun 2023 at 03:13 PM

LanguageTool for Desktop, a proficient grammar-checking application for macOS, requires accessibility permissions to deliver its full functionality.

Why Is Access Required?

LanguageTool for Desktop needs to read the text you’re typing in other applications on your Mac to provide real-time grammar and spelling corrections. For the app to “see” and interact with your text, macOS accessibility permissions are essential. Without this access, you’d have to manually import the text into LanguageTool—a less efficient process.

Your Privacy and Trust

We understand you may have security and privacy concerns about providing such access. Be assured, LanguageTool for Desktop is a trusted application, only using these permissions to offer its grammar and spell-checking services, and not to collect any personal or sensitive data.

LanguageTool is GDPR-compliant, strictly following the regulations to protect your data and privacy. For more information, you can refer to our Privacy Policy.

In summary, macOS accessibility permissions enable LanguageTool for Desktop to seamlessly check your grammar and spelling in real-time, making your writing process efficient and error-free.

How Do I Enable Accessibility for LanguageTool on macOS?

When you open LanguageTool for macOS for the first time, it will guide you through the process of granting accessibility permissions. However, if this doesn’t work for any reason, or you need to grant permissions later, you can do so by going through the following steps.

  1. Open the Settings app on your Mac from your applications folder or via Spotlight search.
  2. Scroll down the left sidebar and click on the entry “Privacy & Security.”
  3. On the right-hand side, click on the entry labeled “Accessibility.”
  4. Turn on the switch next to “LanguageTool for Desktop” in the application list.
  5. You can now use LanguageTool in all your favorite Mac Apps including Word, Mail, and Slack.

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