Emulator Issues #12037

MacOS - why does Dolphin have access to Contacts and Calendars?

Added by edrozenberg about 1 year ago. Updated 7 months ago.

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What's the problem? Describe what went wrong.

While reviewing Systems Preferences -> Privacy on my Mac, I noticed that Dolphin is listed as having access to Contacts and Calendars.

In the past I've used the manual installation method, installation/updates via HomeBrew, and also the Dolphin updater, so I'm not sure which of these methods caused the privacy permissions to be added.

Sometimes these permissions may be triggered to be added when an app attempts to scan for ex. the home folder, which contains paths to Contacts and Calendar, but don't know if this is what happened in this case.

What steps will reproduce the problem?

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Is the issue present in the latest development version? For future reference, please also write down the version number of the latest development version.

Currently running 5.0-11824, but don't know when the privacy settings were added.

Is the issue present in the latest stable version?

Have not tried

If the issue isn't present in the latest stable version, which is the first broken version? (You can find the first broken version by bisecting. Windows users can use the tool and anyone who is building Dolphin on their own can use git bisect.)

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What are your PC specifications? (CPU, GPU, Operating System, more)

iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)

Is there anything else that can help developers narrow down the issue? (e.g. logs, screenshots,
configuration files, savefiles, savestates)

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Dolphin MacOS Contacts Access.jpg (65.6 KB) Dolphin MacOS Contacts Access.jpg edrozenberg, 04/06/2020 03:44 PM
Dolphin MacOS Calendars Access.jpg (67.7 KB) Dolphin MacOS Calendars Access.jpg edrozenberg, 04/06/2020 03:44 PM


#1 Updated by JosJuice about 1 year ago

  • Issue type changed from Bug to Other
  • Operating system OS X added
  • Operating system deleted (N/A)

#2 Updated by JMC4789 7 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Accepted

I mean, maybe for the date/time? I don't know why else macOS would say we used it.

I'm assuming this is a bug that it seems to want contacts.

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