Can’t paste to other apps

To use the Direct Paste feature, Paste requires access to the accessibility features on your Mac. Sometimes (e.g., after operating system updates), this access may get taken away unintentionally and you’ll need to manually re-allow Paste to access the accessibility features.

If Direct Paste isn’t working properly, try following the steps below:

  1. Make sure that Direct Paste is enabled in Preferences -> General.
  2. Go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Privacy -> Accessibility and ensure that Paste is enabled in the list.

Enable Direct Paste

If everything looks good but the Direct Paste feature still isn’t working, try the following:

  • Remove Paste from the list in System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Accessibility by selecting it and pressing the “minus” button.
  • Restart your Mac.