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I can't type when accessing macOS Catalina. What can I do?

When accessing a mac running macOS Catalina, the host does not accept keyboard input.


Due to Apple's security features, keyboard input is blocked.


  1. In the top-right corner, click the Apple icon > System Preferences .
  2. Select Security and Privacy.
  3. Select Accessibility.
  4. In the bottom-left corner, click the lock icon. An Authentication dialog box appears.
  5. Log in with an Administrator account.
  6. De-select LMIGuiAgent.
  7. Select LMIGUIAgent.

    Result: Keyboard input is now possible on your Mac.

Article last updated: 21 November, 2022