Solved: Typinator Not Working in MacOS Mojave

I’ve been using Typinator for years now to expand content with a few keystrokes. Filling out a form is easy when I can type a few keystrokes and have my entire address filled in. 

Typinator and Mojave

I normally update my mac to the latest software on day one without issue. MacOS 10.14 Mojave was no different, except for a few small issues. 

Typinator was cleared to work on Mojave, but my snippets were not expanding. I reached out to ergonis through support and through Twitter and they got back to me rather quickly:

Reset Accessibility settings for Typinator

  • Open System Preferences > Security & Privacy
  • Click the Privacy tab and select “Accessibility” in the list to the left. Typinator should be listed.
  • To make any changes, you will need to open the padlock at the bottom of the window (requires an administrator password).
  • Select Typinator in the list and click the “–” button to remove Typinator.
  • Click the “+” button and select Typinator from the Applications folder to add it back to the list.

5 thoughts on “Solved: Typinator Not Working in MacOS Mojave

  1. I had to restart Typinator after re-adding it to Accessibility for it to work again. Thanks for the tip. Much appreciated : )

  2. I also had to restart my Mac, in addition to all of the above mentioned steps. It’s finally working again, praise the lord.

  3. You don’t even need to upgrade Typinator first. I just did the following with v. 5.9: Removed Typinator from the accessibility list, quit Typinator, added it back to the list, and relaunched the app. It’s now working fine again.


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