Make sure you can access “Applications” in Finder
Open up Finder and see if there is a tab on the left side called “Applications”. If it’s already there, you can skip this step. Otherwise, do the following:
- Open Finder if it’s not already open.
- Click the Finder tab at the top-left of the screen, and open Preferences.
- Click the Sidebar tab at the top if it’s not already selected.
- Check the box next to Applications.
(You can follow the same steps to hide it again if you don’t like having it on your Finder all the time. I personally hide it. Just come back and uncheck if desired.)
Reapply permissions within Security & Privacy
- Open System Preferences.
- Click Security & Privacy.
- Navigate to the Privacy tab.
- In the list of options on the left, click Input Monitoring.
- In the box to the right, you should see the sources that your Mac permits to use input monitoring. If OBS is already listed within the box on the right, there is no need to delete it, but we are going to replace it with the TRUE application.
- Click the lock at the bottom of the window and enter your password if prompted (If it’s already unlocked, skip this step).
- Click the “+” at the bottom of the list of apps.
- When the window pops up, click Applications. If your left bar is hidden, idk lol, look for it.
- Scroll down the list until you find OBS.app and double-click it.
- It will look as if the list hasn’t changed. However, the re-application of permissions to the app itself was just completed. And though it had the same name as the other OBS.app that was previously listed, it wasn’t targeting the app itself that you run. It was targeting some pseudo-shortcut like version of the app that acts as a run command for the app. It’s strange, I don’t fully understand why this happens either.
- Repeat these steps for the Accessibility tab.