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I have SO many problems with Steam, this one has been happening for a while. Every time I launch a game, a notification pops up saying "The in-game overlays require accessibility to be enabled, enable it now from your settings" So, I go onto my iMac settings, and it's already turned on. So I check Steam preferences, it's turned on. And that is when I get confused. I have tried turning it off, restarting my computer, re-installing Steam. And much more. It's been going on for so long now, and it means I can't open alt+tab menu and it also means I can't download mods and it means many more things, so...

  • Do you need the in-game overlay? You could always disable it if you never use it. – Kaizerwolf Jul 13 '17 at 20:12
  • @Kaizerwolf Yeah, No. I NEED the overlay. ;-; – GoneBoyGone Jul 14 '17 at 18:51
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Since you are running on a MAC Operating System I have found an article that has been published on the Apple website discussion page concerning your question:

  • Quit Steam and create a backup or two with Time Machine.
  • Open Finder and press Cmd + Shift + G and enter ~/Library/Preferences
  • Find the file com.apple.systempreferences.plist and move it (not copy) to your desktop.
  • Restart your PC and test Steam.

If it's working delete the .plist file from your desktop. If not, return it to the ~/Library/Preferences folder (overwriting the new copy). Note though that this will likely destroy some system preferences; because of this it may be safer to use a plist editor.
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This client is running a MAC Operating System as well, and seems to have the same issue. If you read the top comment / answer by Eric Root, it explains the instructions for this problem that is occurring in regards to the Steam overlay.

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