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If in Doubt Deny, it can be changed in System Preferences > Security & Privacy if something doesn't work. In this instance, I suspect it's to facilitate the use of colour pickers, not to actually record the whole of the screen.


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I came to the forums looking for information on this as well. I've just emailed the company asking why I got this prompt (which I denied). If/when I get a response from them I'll let you know what they say!

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1 hour ago, paulsonb said:

I came to the forums looking for information on this as well. I've just emailed the company asking why I got this prompt (which I denied). If/when I get a response from them I'll let you know what they say!

I'm 99.999999999% sure I'm right. :D


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7 minutes ago, firstdefence said:

I'm 99.999999999% sure I'm right. :D

Why the huge element of self-doubt?? :/


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2 hours ago, Alfred said:

Why the huge element of self-doubt?? :/

I think I'm feeling a bit insecure lol! :D


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18 hours ago, firstdefence said:

I'm 99.999999999% sure I'm right. :D

I am 100% sure that one should never assume that every Mac OS notification means what it says, particularly for the first few versions of each new release.


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On 10/15/2019 at 8:06 AM, firstdefence said:

In this instance, I suspect it's to facilitate the use of colour pickers, not to actually record the whole of the screen.

I'm here to alleviate the 0.000000001% of doubt - this permission request is indeed for the colour picker and this is required for its use as it functions beyond the bounds of the UI :)

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Hi all, I'm new to Affinity Design. Does it record art strokes? I'm trying to do a speed painting kinda thing? I also got the prompt to record screen on my MacBook and i was thinking this was for recording art process.

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Hi Divax,

Welcome to the forums :)

Unfortunately this isn't a feature supported in Affinity apps currently - it's been requested previously on our forums and is a something we'd like to add in the future!

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On 10/17/2019 at 3:26 PM, firstdefence said:

I think I'm feeling a bit insecure lol! :D

Turns out you had no need to feel insecure, here's the response I got:

This warning is shown  due to the Colour Picker within Affinity and we don't actually record your screen.  It's a new feature brought in by Catalina and like i say, is linked to our Colour Picker which has the ability to pick a colour from anything on the screen, which the MacOS takes as screen recording.  This is also present in other apps that happen to have the colour picker as well.  By all means you can disallow it, but the colour picker won't work.

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