Why does Brave need accessibility access to my mac?

privacy
#1

Description of the issue:
Brave spawned a system dialogue asking for accessibility access in the Security & Privacy settings of my mac. I’d like to know why Brave wants this access?

Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.

  1. Install Brave on a Mac
  2. Notice that brave asks for permission to control the computer through the security & privacy settings in system preferences

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):
N/A

Expected result:
Some explanation of the needs of this permission.

Reproduces how often:
N/A

Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu):
Version 0.61.51 Chromium: 73.0.3683.75 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Reproducible on current live release (yes/no):
yes

Additional Information:
N/A

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#2

@zadikafaka,
Thanks for recaching out!
This is a known issue and is already being addressed:

#3

SEE NOTES

Description of event: Upon browsing a website, Brave spawned a window asking permission to use my Accessibility Settings.

Environment: Brave Version 0.61.51 Chromium: 73.0.3683.75 (Official Build) (64-bit), running on macOS 10.14.3

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Browse websites for about 5 minutes, enabling java on each website.
  2. Land at youtube.com; enable java via the toolbar, refresh page.
  3. Click on video.
  4. Accessibility Settings window appears.

Actual Result: Operating System spawns window, asking for settings permissions to be modified.

Expected Result: No event, browsing is uninterrupted.

Reproducible on current live release: No

Additional Notes: Upon opening the Brave Browser.app application contents via finder, this Provisioning Profile was found… Unexpectedly.

(@Mattches sorry for reporting a dupe… I don’t know what to do with this provisioning thing. :pensive:)

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Brave wants to control my computer on Mac Mojave?
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