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  1. Alfred 4.3 is now in pre-release with gorgeous improvements to theming. We've added the ability to choose a native macOS Visual Effect view to back Alfred's window, which makes it easy to create native-looking themes, as well as more control over rounded corners. We've created a couple of themes as examples, but I'm sure you'll create some fabulous themes too! Light Experimental theme Dark Experimental theme Below are the key things to check out when creating themes in 4.3. Please read all the way to the end of this post for a few important notes!
    8 points
  2. Alfred GIF Search Download: Gif.Search.alfredworkflow Up-to-date README (this post might be outdated) This workflow lets you search GIFs on Tenor from Alfred. Here's an example of searching and inserting a GIF in a google doc: Installation Download the latest release. In Alfred, run .setup-gif-search. Usage In Alfred, enter gif keyword followed by search query. Press ↩. Use arrow keys or mouse to browse the GIFs. To copy the selected GIF to clipboard: either ⌘↩ or ⌘-click To drop the GIF into
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  3. @Mr Pennyworth While it's clever in concept, I'd personally discourage using the multi-Script Filter method you're using, even though it's unlikely to, in isolation, cause any performance issues with Alfred. If somebody installed multiple workflows which used the same method, then Alfred will be running multiple scripts on every keypress. There is definite scope for an enhanced native command history built in to Alfred. This would take some thought and design, and would be configurable and user opt-in. I would also think about a easy-on temporary private mode, much like a browser,
    4 points
  4. Andrew

    macOS Big Sur

    Just to let you know, I'm working on new theming options which will allow for rounded corners and also to use the native macOS Visual Effect view (the blur effect you get in Spotlight and various windows around macOS). A side effect of the using this native view type is getting proper window surround, and no fuzzy corners. Here is an example:
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  5. Hey! I forgot to chime in when I saw this originally - very impressive! Richer content natively within Alfred is something which has always been on the plan for the future, but this really does provide a solid stepping stone. It wouldn't be a huge amount of effort to post a distributed notification for the quicklookurl, but due to a whole host of reasons (of which you outline some above), I wouldn't make Alfred post this by default. Having said that, for fun, I wouldn't be adverse to make it a defaults write on Alfred's prefs just to see this working better, and see whe
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  6. Right, for the next 4.3 pre-release, I've added ⌃↑ and ⌃↓ to navigate the history in the default results at any point (even if you have typed a different query). These shortcuts by default are used in macOS for Mission Control, and Application Windows, so these associations will need to be disabled in the macOS Mission Control prefs for these shortcuts to work within Alfred. I should nave the next pre-release out some time this week.
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  7. FAstest eMOji Search (FAMOS) Instant search for emojis in Alfred with related keywords in 25 languages This post might be outdated, link to up-to-date README Download the latest versions: github release FAMOS speaks many languages! FAMOS uses emojibase, which is an excellent library, meticulously curated. So, all the languages that emojibase supports, FAMOS automatically does too. FAMOS is the fastest! 10x to 20x faster compared to alfred-emoji and EmojiTaco! FAMOS launches in under 20 miliseconds (imperceptible), while both the othe
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  8. Is what you want the Copy to Clipboard Output with {clipboard} in the text area and “Automatically paste to frontmost app” ticked?
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  9. A more logical solution seems to be to make OAuth less complicated. I’ve never seen anyone say they like it or found it easy to add. I’m not trying to disparage your work. I don’t question you did what best you could under the circumstances, but if even the official website recommends—on the homepage—an external service to take away the pain of implementing it, it seems something else could improve in the standard itself. Then you seem uniquely positioned for the idea above. Why not work on the generic open-source tool which would make this easier for eve
    2 points
  10. @vitor Absolutely! ☺️ Isn't the former what most programmers strive to do? Rigorous considerations of memory usage, cpu usage, disk IO, network latency etc, and meticulous design considerations. So I thought it doesn't need defending. Be as it may, I stand corrected. Looking at all the examples you posted, you're definitely not averse to quick-and-dirty hacking and tinkering The conclusion that I drew that it is a core MIT-vs-Berkeley philosophical difference seems to have been wrong! More like it was based my own lack of foresight and all-round understanding of Al
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  11. Cmd + arrows navigates in and out of File Navigation, and Alt + arrows is used for the File Buffer, so those combos are very much in use already in Alfred. It's not just a case of what's comfortable, but also what's practical without affecting existing hotkeys and habits, so quite a bit of consideration and thought has gone into this.
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  12. Alfred History Search An Alfred workflow to search through query history, and execute queries from history. Note: This post might be out-of-date. Here's the up-to-date README. Usage Download the latest release Searching Through Query History Assign hotkey trigger (⌃R recommended)While using Alfred, press the hotkey. Alfred's query history will show up: Start typing to search through the query history. Actioning any of the history entries makes Alfred search that query. Deleting Query History Type .clear-afred-query-history in Alfred.
    2 points
  13. I'm sure it was a deliberate decision to not allow user-written code to run without being explicitly called by the user. Performance is a super-high priority, and allowing arbitrary workflows to run whenever Alfred is opened isn't really compatible with that. Me, neither, but that's the way it will go down if this Script Filter trick catches on. Neither workflow developers nor users will show any restraint in building or installing such workflows because the former always think their own programs are special cases, and the latter tend not to think about such t
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  14. I'm guessing you don't realise that what Raycast is doing is about 10% of what you're actually requesting. OAuth is very complex to implement. Dealing with your own application's various keys and secrets and scopes is one thing. Building something that can handle arbitrary application IDs and scopes is a whole different ballgame.
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  15. @nikivi as it's extremely unusual for people to want to downgrade, and we always encourage people to use the latest version, we don't have any info for older versions on our website. Unlike many products, if a actual issue was found in the latest build, I'd turn a fix and release within minutes of this, which makes older builds irrelevant. Your issue you mention here was a macOS issue, and reinstalling older, and upgrading again coincidentally fixed your issue. https://www.alfredforum.com/topic/16210-422-update-broke-external-triggers/ Is there an actual reason you nee
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  16. First, I did the same as you. When that didn't work, I figured they'd probably link to that chart a lot, so I looked on the details page for a stock. And there's a big link to the chart including the symbol parameter.
    2 points
  17. Then go for the simple and obvious solution. If you’re using {clipboard:1} (i.e. a fixed number) and auto-pasting it to the frontmost app, simply add another Copy to Clipboard Output after it which also copies {clipboard:1} (which previously was {clipboard:0}) but don’t paste. Alfred won’t make it a duplicate, meaning you’re just switching the order back again.
    2 points
  18. Check the Mark item as transient in clipboard box in the Copy to Clipboard Output.
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  19. That's perfect. Thank you. I didn't know that's how you pass the argument 😬 I had also tried changing the script filter to "with input as query" and passing the file name in the Alfred window, but I got an error either way. This was super helpful. Thanks
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  20. @Mr Pennyworth Just to make sure we keep discussing on the right foot, I’ll preemptively say—because we haven’t interacted much yet—I believe we’re both arguing in good faith and I intend to keep it that way. If you send me a link defending the former, I can compare and decide. Like making a Script Filter self-update, or a single-player or multi-player Alfred game. I understand the tradeoff of ugly hacks; it is my opinion the tradeoffs for this one overshadow the gains. Like I said, this one doesn’t cut it for me.
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  21. The "Calculate Anything" workflow does this. Ingenious and brilliant, isn't it! Blew my mind when I saw it! https://github.com/biati-digital/alfred-calculate-anything
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  22. @40-02 @deanishe @vitor Here you go: It's rough around the edges, but better than nothing
    1 point
  23. Works on Big Sur 11.0.1, clean install. Thanks a lot!
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  24. Hmm interesting, Alfred should be decoding the XML special chars, I'll take a look at what's going on and get this fixed. Cheers, Andrew
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  25. @marslo As per the error message in red in your clip, iTerm 2 has taken secure input. While this error is showing, no apps can expand snippets, as iTerm 2 is restricting other apps from seeing your keypresses, and therefore from being able to expand snippets. Quit iTerm and keep an eye out for errors such as the one shown in your clip. More on secure entry here: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/troubleshooting/snippets/#secure-input Cheers, Vero
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  26. This won't have anything to do with the External Triggers, and currently is only internally being used for the URL handing from Alfred's Contacts Viewer (e.g. tel:). It will eventually replace all URL handling within Alfred though.
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  27. That folder only exists if a user has adjusted the settings in Alfred Preferences > Appearance > Options.
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  28. I got that, but I've never heard of it. When you have a question about a workflow (one you've downloaded, or one you're writing), please always post a link to the workflow. That way, people don't have to track down the workflow you're talking about—or just guess—in order to help you.
    1 point
  29. @Ted Curran Further to what Andrew suggested, you can also separate your more private snippets into a collection that you disable before your screen shares, so that you don't accidentally broadcast your details. You can disable a collection by right-clicking on it and unchecking the "Enabled" option. Cheers, Vero
    1 point
  30. @Ted Curran It's not possible to hide this text in the snippet viewer, but you could always use Alfred's snippet auto expansion where you don't even show the snippet viewer: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/features/snippets/auto-expansion/ Cheers, Andrew
    1 point
  31. @Andrew I'm going to piggy back on this thread because I think it might be related to something I just discovered... I'm also on Big Sur 11.0.1 + Alfred 4.2.1-1187 After the "upgrade" 😞 to BigSur, my contact searches started turning up empty. I checked to make sure the metadata files were there on the disk (yep) and were readable, etc. Here's how my contacts search is set (using a custom "file filter" search) I finally tried enabling the "Show files marked as System File" checkbox... and voilà, everything was right again. A further check
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  32. Scripts were excluded because Apple couldn't figure out how to reliably sign text files. I doubt that has changed. Almost certainly excluding tax (the norm for US prices). All it says for me is "I will be billed on an annual basis for €99. Taxes may apply." There's already an M2? That's completely untenable. Some users may be able to compile workflows for themselves, but it's too complex for the large majority.
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  33. Run env by itself in a Run Script (connected to a Copy to Clipboard Output or a Large Type Output or something) and see.
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  34. Try this for sec.gov: https://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/browse-edgar?company={query} Example: https://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/browse-edgar?company=twitter Sorry couldn't figure out the second one
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  35. marlon

    Hey Theme

    I wanted to try my hand at a Hey Theme. There are both light and dark modes. For Downloads -> Followthis link DARK MODE: LIGHT MODE:
    1 point
  36. Alfred uses the same system index as Spotlight, so if you can't get macOS to index it, Alfred won't be able to find it, either. AFAIK, the issue was never fixed on Catalina. But I haven't got a clue about Big Sur. Giving your Time Machine backup its own partition does fix the issue. I think using a disk image does, too.
    1 point
  37. @llityslife Could you please provide more information? First, please share your workflow (you can put it on Dropbox and provide a link), and tell us exactly which version of Alfred and macOS you're using. If you change your hotkey, does your workflow behave as expected? Is your issue only with that particular hotkey combo? Next, have you granted Alfred permissions since installing Big Sur? https://www.alfredapp.com/help/getting-started/permissions/ The more details you provide, the more likely we'll be able to help you out Cheers, Vero
    1 point
  38. Just installed it and got it to work. Great stuff 👍
    1 point
  39. What's most likely to happen here is Alfred will expose the underlying Bookmarks input filter to workflows, so you have more control over configuring and actioning bookmarks.
    1 point
  40. @nikivi I'm currently using Big Sur 11.0.1 Release Candidate 20B5022a and what you describe is working as expected. I notice your screenshot has the contacts icon to the right had side, this suggests you're using a workflow? If your workflow is using a File Filter for Contacts this likely won't work as your Spotlight index looks very broken. Have you tried searching for contacts in Alfred's default results? NOTE: For searching in the default results, ensure you have the following settings in Alfred for Big Sur: Contact searching ENABLED in default resu
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  41. Right, I see how it works now. I saw ocr.py was referenced in the launch agent, and there it was in the workflow folder… I didn't realise that was only your personalised copy. I’m not sure you need a custom generated Python file, do you? You could get the path to the clipboard database with os.path.expanduser('~/...'), and the path to ocr.app via sys.path[0], seeing as it’s in the same directory as the Python script. Or set the launch agent’s working directory to the workflow directory. But whatever. This workflow is awesome!
    1 point
  42. That’s a really clever idea. Unfortunately, you’ve hardcoded your own system’s paths in the Python script (e.g. /Users/sujeet), so it won’t work as-is for anyone else.
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  43. Vero

    Search Apple/iCloud Notes

    They released Evernote 10, and as of current enquiries with some of their staff, doesn't support AppleScript. They've said they're still considering it, but at this point, the workflow requires Evernote 7 (which is still available in the legacy section of their site) The more people make noise about wanting support, the more likely they'll add it. However, the workflow may need to evolve to use their API instead, if they choose not to add AppleScript support.
    1 point
  44. marlon

    Super clean dark theme

    Hey, sorry about that. I'm new to this and I thought by sharing it to Alfred, it gives everyone access to download it as well. Can you let me know if this works: Vendra ?
    1 point
  45. jason0x43

    Toggl workflow

    This workflow lets you interact with your account on Toggl (so, you know, you have to already have an account at toggle.com). It provides a fairly basic level of access; you can view time entries for the past few days (the Toggl API default), start/continue and stop entries, add projects, and generate some basic in-Alfred reports. Note: For the most up to date usage notes, release info, etc., please hop over to the workflow's page on GitHub. Usage The main keyword is tgl -- that will get you the list of available commands. When you first use the workflow, there's just a logi
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  46. Thanks for the Alfred YouVersion workflow Caleb! Very handy! :)
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  47. I just found this thread as I was tired of the delay too. I have always had Siri disabled, but despite that I think it still had the hotkey reserved. What fixed the delay for me was actually re-enabling Siri, setting to a new hotkey I'll never use, then disabling it again. It's a silly solution, but hopefully it can help someone else!
    1 point
  48. @gingerbeardman Thanks for this great workflow, this is exactly what I needed! Are there any new developments since? I was looking at your script and have a suggestion which might be less prone to changes in the UI. You could replace the search/input part: set value of text field 1 of group 2 of toolbar 1 of window "Keychain Access" to q click button 1 of text field 1 of group 2 of toolbar 1 of window "Keychain Access" To something like this, using the menu bar instead: click menu item "Find" of first menu of menu bar item "Edit" of first menu bar keystroke q
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  49. System Preferences → Spotlight → Privacy. Drag Tweetbot to the list in that pane. Alfred Preferences → Advanced → Clear Application Cache. Done.
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  50. If you're having an issue with a workflow you've downloaded or one you're writing yourself, please follow these instructions. It will greatly increase your chances of getting a fast and useful response. It is extremely difficult to diagnose (let alone fix) a problem you're having unless we can reproduce it. If we can't, we're mostly just guessing. As such, it's very important that you provide what we need to do that, and post it in the right place. It can mean the difference between getting help within a few minutes and not getting it at all. Other people's
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