Authorizing ScreenSteps to capture images on macOS Catalina (10.15)

Updated Jan 17, 2020

macOS Catalina (version 10.15) implemented a new security setting for applications that want to capture or record images of your screen. In order for ScreenSteps to capture screenshots you will need to grant ScreenSteps permission to do so.

Screen Recording permission dialog

When you first launch ScreenSteps on macOS Catalina the Screen Recording dialog will appear explaining that ScreenSteps would like to record the computer's screen. Although ScreenSteps will not capture a screenshot of your screen until you explicitly start a screen capture session, the permission dialog is displayed when ScreenSteps launches.

Click on the Open System Preferences button to open System Preferences.

Screen Recording permission dialog

Security & Privacy > Privacy > Screen Recording

When the System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy section is opened the Screen Recording category will be selected and you will see ScreenSteps listed on the right. Check the box next to ScreenSteps in order to give permission for ScreenSteps to capture images of your screen.

Security & Privacy section

Quit ScreenSteps

After checking the box next to ScreenSteps you will be prompted to quit ScreenSteps in order for the new permission setting to take effect. Click Quit Now and restart ScreenSteps. After ScreenSteps restarts you can capture images using the ScreenSteps capture tool.

Quit ScreenSteps

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