I am using my iMac as a Roon endpoint. With macOS Mojave I was able to use the keyboard function key F8 to get Roon to pause and start music playing. I did this by going into the System Preferences -> Security and Privacy -> Privacy -> Accessibility screen and adding Roon.app.
Today, I upgraded to macOS Catalina and this functionally has gone away. Please note that I deleted and added Roon.app to System Preferences -> Security and Privacy -> Privacy -> Accessibility. I also tried this with “Use F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys” option enabled and disabled.
Pressing the “Pause” key launches the Apple “Music” app now.
Are you aware of this? Is there a workaround for this?