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#1 mattgemmell

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:00 PM

Hi all,

 

I missed the Alfred 1.x "action" keyword, which I usually used to open the selected Finder items in an app (more often than not Photoshop). So I made an Alfred 2.x workflow to do that.

 

You can download it here: http://mattgemmell.c...ems_alfred2.zip

 

Usage is simple:

 

1. Type the keyword ("fsel" by default, for "Finder selection") then a space.

2. Type the name of the app you want to use (and/or pick it from the list), and hit Return.

 

alfred2_open_finder_selection.jpg

 

Hope someone else finds it useful. Once again, you can download it here: http://mattgemmell.c...ems_alfred2.zip

 

Cheers,

Matt Gemmell

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#2 albertkinng

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:41 PM

not working... I use Pathfinder as default maybe that's the problem?



#3 !62/7<?3

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 04:50 PM

Hi all,

 

I missed the Alfred 1.x "action" keyword, which I usually used to open the selected Finder items in an app (more often than not Photoshop). So I made an Alfred 2.x workflow to do that.

 

You can download it here: http://mattgemmell.c...ems_alfred2.zip

 

Usage is simple:

 

1. Type the keyword ("fsel" by default, for "Finder selection") then a space.

2. Type the name of the app you want to use (and/or pick it from the list), and hit Return.

 

alfred2_open_finder_selection.jpg

 

Hope someone else finds it useful. Once again, you can download it here: http://mattgemmell.c...ems_alfred2.zip

 

Cheers,

Matt Gemmell

http://mattgemmell.com

@mattgemmell

Do you know that you can set up a shortkey for actioning the currently selected finder item and thereby choosing (or moving) "open with" (to the top) to open it in another application?

 

It sounds like it would be much faster than typing fsel and application name.

 

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:51 PM

not working... I use Pathfinder as default maybe that's the problem?

 

Yes, I use PF too and it does not seem to pass the file over to the app. I tried from Finder and it worked fine.

 

Cheers



#5 clamatac

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 10:01 PM

Do you know that you can set up a shortkey for actioning the currently selected finder item and thereby choosing (or moving) "open with" (to the top) to open it in another application?

 

It sounds like it would be much faster than typing fsel and application name.

 

Bildschirmfoto_2013-04-13_um_18.49.09.pn

 

 

amazing info!!!!

 

I was looking into it

 

I have made my first app (turning images to jpg files) with automator, and with this alfred way of selectin/sending files it becomes perfect. I select files with pathfinder, i get them in alfred with the 'file selection' option, and then I send them to my little app :)

 

GREAT!!!


Edited by clamatac, 25 August 2013 - 10:02 PM.

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#6 brianbeam

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 10:03 PM

I'm also having trouble with the Open Selected Finder Items workflow… just magically stopped working one day. Wondering if a recent update to Alfred may have broken this. (I don't use Pathfinder.)


Edited by brianbeam, 19 November 2013 - 10:04 PM.



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