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I have a 2010 Macbook Pro 15 inch and i just upgraded to yosemite with a fresh install (no data on any hard drives). I am trying to set up FunctionFlipper, a third party preference pane that will let me turn my dashboard key into another key (i ant to use it to show launchpad).

I installed it even though its from an unidentified developer by opening it manually with command click and open. But to use it i need to add FunctionFlip.prefpane to my list of apps that can control my computer under the privacy tab. When i unlock it to be edited and hit the plus button, i navigate to Libraries -> Preference Pane but the functionflip.prefpane is grayed out and it wont let me add it to the list.

How do i add Function Flipper to the list of apps that are allowed to control my computer?

screenshot of greyed out pref pane

  • Allow access to FunctionFlipper app to control your computer in sys pref Security privacy. – Ruskes Nov 10 '14 at 4:26
  • thats the problem, thats exactly what i am trying to do. But FunctionFlipper.app is inside FunctionFlipper.prefpane and it wont let me click the .prefpane because its greyed out. – user3123955 Nov 10 '14 at 4:27
  • maybe I do not understand- go to system preferences- security and privacy- privacy tab- select accessibility- is the FunctionFlipper showing there? – Ruskes Nov 10 '14 at 5:38
  • No, and when i click the plus button to add functionflipper and navigate to it in the finder it is grayed out and cant click on it to add – user3123955 Nov 10 '14 at 5:40
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This is a known bug in the latest OS X Yosemite. You can’t select or drag prefPane extension file from the Finder window dialog.

When you’re prompted with the same screen, press Command+Shift+G and enter the path to the packaged application at:

~/Library/PreferencePanes/FunctionFlip.prefPane/Contents/Resources/

Check out the gif to see how it works.

Move PrefPane packaged application into Security & Privacy

  • Thanks for the reply! I did exactly as you said and it showed the FunctionFlip.app in the Resources folder after i manually entered the path, but when i clicked FunctionFlip.app and hit open it did not add it to the list, my list remains completely empty. – user3123955 Nov 10 '14 at 7:50
  • function flip seems to be working, but it isnt listed in the apps. So it behaves as if it is listed but is invisible in the list... – user3123955 Nov 10 '14 at 8:33
  • Great, if the answer addresses your problem, please choose it as answer to mark this as answered. – sayzlim Nov 11 '14 at 1:58
  • i guess it does, its just weird it is invisible in my privacy pane – user3123955 Nov 12 '14 at 0:54

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