Skhd suddenly stopped working after upgrade

Skhd is a little utility software for MacOS that allows us to remap shortcuts for various actions. I updated yabai and suddenly my skhd stopped working.

First, we have to stop the currently running skhd process. We can do that with brew

brew services stop skhd

After this we can run skhd in verbose mode with skhd -V

~ ᐅ skhd -V skhd: successfully created pid-file.. skhd: secure keyboard entry is enabled by (5530) ‘iterm2’! abort..

After googling around, I found out that on “iTerm” the “secure keyboard entry” was enabled somehow. Probably due to me hitting random keyboard shortcuts around enabled it at some point.

After this I disabled Secure Keyboard Entry from iTerm menu and skhd keyboard shortcuts started working again.



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