macOS Mojave: automation auth prompt: text not glanceable, confirmation button label misleading

Number:rdar://43897386 Date Originated:
Status:Open Resolved:
Product:macOS + SDK | Foundation Product Version:macOS Mojave beta 9
Classification:Serious Bug Reproducible:Always

The text of the new automation authorization prompts in macOS Mojave is too long to be glanceable. Labelling the "Allow" button with "OK" doesn't sufficiently signal that a right is granted by clicking it.

Please see this image for a commented version of the prompt as of Mojave beta 9 - and suggested improvements:

Steps to Reproduce:
Perform action that triggers an automation authorization prompt.

Expected Results:
A glanceable prompt that's well-formatted and clearly transports what my options are.

Actual Results:
A prompt filled with a wall of text that may tempt users to just click "OK" in order to close it and not have to deal with it - not knowing they've also just provided an app with permission to send AppleEvents to another app and "access its documents and data".

macOS Mojave beta 9


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