Can’t paste to other apps

To paste directly to other applications, Paste requires access to the accessibility features on your Mac.

Sometimes (e.g., after operating system updates), the access may get taken away unintentionally, and you’ll need to re-enable Paste to access the accessibility features manually:

  1. Make sure that Direct Paste is enabled in Paste PreferencesGeneral.
  2. Go to System SettingsPrivacy & SecurityAccessibility and ensure that Paste is enabled in the list.
Allow Paste Accessibility Access

If everything looks good but the Direct Paste still isn’t working, revoke the access and enable it again manually:

  • Remove Paste from the list in System SettingsPrivacy & SecurityAccessibility by selecting it and pressing the - button.
  • Restart your Mac.
  • Launch Paste, try to paste any item to any app, and follow the instructions again.
    Reset Paste Accessibility Access