Set up macOS Permissions for recording with ScreenPal

Set up macOS Permissions for recording with ScreenPal

The ScreenPal recorder runs inside the Google Chrome web browser, which needs access to the following resources on macOS to make recordings:
  1. Screen Recording
  2. Microphone
  3. Camera

Steps to enable access:

1. Click the Apple menu and select System Preferences.



2. Click Security & Privacy ().

3. Click the Privacy tab. 

4. Select Screen Recording in the left column and make sure the checkbox next to Google Chrome is selected.

    

Note: If the ScreenPal recorder continues to fail to start and you already see Google Chrome selected in the list for Screen Recording, you will need to remove Google Chrome from the list, restart the Google Chrome app, and try again.

5. Select Microphone in the left column and make sure Google Chrome is selected.

6. Select Camera in the left column and make sure Google Chrome is selected.


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