Quark 2016 asking for access to Mac OSX Contacts - why?

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Quark 2016 asking for access to Mac OSX Contacts - why?

Post by simoncox » 04 Oct 2018, 05:34

Had 2016 installed for a couple of years - why have I just got an alert box asking for permission for Quark to access my Contacts app - why does QuarkXpress need that?

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Re: Quark 2016 asking for access to Mac OSX Contacts - why?

Post by Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 04 Oct 2018, 08:02

Hi Simon,

did you just update to Mojave and does the box appear since then?

Mojave adds additional privacy details and I believe it is probably our crash reporter asking for your email address to pre-populate the field.

You will see many apps under Mojave ask for permissions that they before could just get (e.g. a backup software just asked me to get access to the file system).

We will fix that in the Mojave compatibility update or at least document it.

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Re: Quark 2016 asking for access to Mac OSX Contacts - why?

Post by simoncox » 04 Oct 2018, 10:20

Thanks for the reply Matthias. Yes i did upgrade to Mojave and thanks for letting me know. Thanks to Facebook I am now very suspicious of anything asking for access to my data!

I am having crashes trying to save files across a network to a Drobo5N file share and suspect that might need an update to sort out correctly so will work locally for now.

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Re: Quark 2016 asking for access to Mac OSX Contacts - why?

Post by TGrayson » 30 Oct 2018, 15:21

Hi Simon,
Other than the issue of Quark 2016 asking for permissions have you had any other issues with Quark.
I would like to upgrade but as always would prefer to know i won't encounter any surprises.
cheers
Tony

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