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On my Mac, why do I get an Accessibility Access message?

    Symptom

    On a Mac, the following Accessibility Access (Events) warning appears:

    "LMIGuiAgent" would like to control this computer using accessibility features Grant Access to this application in Security & Privacy, located in System Preferences.

    Cause

    Due to Apple's security measures, you must grant Accessibility and Screen Recording permissions to the host to be able to Remote control it.

    Resolution

    On macOS Mojave and Ventura, Accessibility Access must be granted when physically at the host. On other Operating Systems, you can change the Accessibility Access settings remotely.

    1. On the Accessibility Access (Events) dialog box, click Open Security Preferences. The Security & Privacy window appears.
    2. Go to the Privacy tab.
    3. In the bottom-left corner, click the lock icon. An authentication dialog box appears.
    4. Log in with an Administrator account.
    5. Change the following settings in this particular order:
      • In the left side bar, click Accessibility, and make sure the LMIGUIAgent box is checked.
      • In the left side bar, click Microphone, and make sure the LMIGUIAgent box is checked.
      • In the left side bar, click Screen Recording, and make sure the LMIGUIAgent box is checked.
      • In the left side bar, click Accessibility, and make sure the LogMeIn box is checked.
      • In the left side bar, click Full Disk Access, and make sure the LogMeIn box is checked.

    Your can now remote control your Mac.

    Note: If you still cannot remote control your Mac running on macOS Ventura, see this article.
    Article last updated: 16 December, 2022