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  1. The reason is that some workflow requires a bit of time to run. and some of them related to monitoring, notes and tasks can be useful to just pin on the top for a while.
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  2. About QuickCursor Altough I didn’t use QuickCursor because it was already unavailable due OSX sandbox, I find myself every now and then needing something like it. Overview You start typing in one application (e.g. a forum post, an email or a script in Apple Editor) then you realize you need a better editor or just want to type using your default text editor. The common thing to do is select the text, copy it to the clipboard, open the text Editor, start a New Document then paste the content. After done you have to select the text, copy it to the clipboard then bring the initial application and finally paste the new content. It’s not that hard but it can be faster... Usage in the initial application optionally select some text bring Alfred and type the keyword editwith now select your text editor: just start typing to find it and hit return key the editor will be opened with the text you have selected initially or blank if there was no text initially after writing, bring Alfred and type the keyword pasteback (the workflow will select the text automatically) the previous application will be displayed and the text will be pasted back In addition, the workflow saves the last used text editor so you can easily use it with a hotkey: Optionally select text in the initial application Hit the Edit with hotkey labeled “Copy” (the first one in the workflow) After writing hit the second hotkey named “Paste Back”. Done. You can also utilize the keyword pastebbcode so you can convert markdown into BBCode and then paste to the initial application. It can be very handy if you'd like to write a forum post with your Markdown text editor. The conversion is based on Markdown to BBCode workflow. Check the supported Markdown syntax in the workflow help (keyword editwith?). Download Version 4.0 Release Date 09 Jun 2016 OSX 10.11.5 Alfred 3 Edit With… for Alfred 2 Version 3.1 Release Date 24 Aug 2014 OSX 10.9.2 Download now What’s new Version 4.0 Alfred 3 support Version 3.1 Yosemite support Version 3.0 First step keyword is now editwith Paste back keyword is now pasteback New Paste BBCode Back keyword pastebbcode New Help keyword editwith? Hotkey for paste BBCode back Removed Alleyoop support Version 2.0 Last used application listed right after the keyword ew (use the keyword at least once) Curor at the end of the initial text too The workflows detects if there is an initial selection otherwise it will select all text The initial step does not require any text at all so you can start with a blank document Supports Alfred 2.0.3 (187) AppleScript improvements Version 1.6 Cursor at the end of new pasted text Version 1.5 The initial text selection is optional When the new text is ready the workflow will select it Alleyoop 2 support
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  3. Hey, I suggested this feature back in v1 already, but thought of maybe suggesting it again, hoping it would be added to Alfred 2 sometime. From the file action menu there's no option to rename a file. I can't think it would be that hard to incorporate into Alfred in a nice fashion. This can be done in a workflow I believe, but it would be made in a really "ugly" fashion (like the color labeling workflow here, which re-invokes Alfred after the action is selected), and it's such a useful thing that I think it should be a part of Alfred itself. Please add this to Alfred. Thanks, Ben
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  4. This workflow helps search your Google Chrome/Chromium bookmarks realy fast with unicode support. For more info please see: http://mdreizin.github.io/alfred-workflows/#chrome-bookmarks
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  5. Hey there, I've recently centralized all of my music on one of my computers that acts as a server. I have been using the itunes "shared libraries" feature to access it from my laptop and it works great. Only problem is I can't use Alfred mini player anymore since it only works with local libraries... I don't know if it is feasible but it would be awesome. Thanks for the great work!
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  6. This is a file action to copy one or more files to the clipboard, so you can paste them into another app. Sphardy requested this in the Beta Discussion forum, and I was also wanting a similar feature, so I went ahead and put this together. Updated Oct 26, 2013: Fix for Mavericks. Download
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  7. Many scripts that rely on external sources like web services or databases need some considerable time to evaluate. As Alfred will always send the content of the currently selected Item if you press enter, it can only submit what has been entered up to the last successful evaluation of the script. Now for scripts where you input text, e.g. a chat message, where upon pressing enter you want to do something with that message, even if processing it has not finished yet, it would be super useful if you can access the content of the input line from the ScriptFilter in the Script, maybe as {input}. (My current usecase is implementing skyping via Alfred, I display the last messages between the user and the currently selected friend as items, it really does not matter which one is selected to submit the message, however it is super important that the complete input string is sent to the script so it can be sent to skype, as otherwise parts of the messages will be missing. Unfortunately the SQLite query to fetch said data takes a while (maybe 50 to 100ms), enough to consistently eat my smilies or at least their mouths, which is a horrible thing to do to smilies I think this should be relatively simple to implement and provide a huge benefit to Alfred, namely be able to chat with it fluently. (Or write E-Mails, or...) ) (This a result of this thread: http://www.alfredforum.com/topic/1416-incomplete-query/)
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  8. Would it be possible to have the ability to edit scripts in workflows in an editor of our choice? Perhaps having one added option in Alfred's prefs to select an 'editor' ... then, when we double click on the script in a workflow, having a button (perhaps beside "open workflow folder") that says "Edit in External Editor." This would leave the default alone for quick and dirty stuff, yet allow others to load/modify the scripting in any of the multitude of editors out there that have all the color coding, command references and all that jive. I for one find it a 'tiny' but of a pain having to resize that window every time just to find a line I need to reference. Also, being VERY new to scripts and such, I DO tend to find the color coding helpful at times.
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  10. Please add ⌘+F in the Alfred Preferences window to search for workflows.
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  11. Hi Nik, you need to launch Alfred with the "File Selection" hotkey, which you'll find at the bottom of this preference page: (I can't remember what the default hotkey is, since I've changed mine). A lot of new users don't seem to aware of the "File Selection" hotkey, I've found, so hopefully that will sort you out. I might add an option in a subsequent update to act on the current Finder selection when launched from Alfred's main window, like I've done with my DeskDrawer workflow.
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  12. I made an account just to say how awesome your theme is - I googled 'Alfred 2 Themes', and for whatever reason this thread was the first result for me, and your theme was exactly what I wanted. Thanks!
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  13. R4z3r

    Workflow Version Number

    I would like to request the addition of version numbers for Alfred Workflows. As developers expand the workflows, I think it would be nice for them to be able to set the version number so it's easier to see what version you have and what version a developer has released. If added to the Bundle ID / Created By / Website, I think that would be nice. If displayed in small darker grey print next to the workflow name, that would be nice and easy, out of the way, and of value to both users, developers and you (as you can see if they are using an out of date workflow, etc.) Thanks! I hope to see this soon!
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  14. When searching workflows the search should be fuzzy and not just match the first character. Especially important since everything has been turned into a workflow.
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  15. You're obviously doing some URL detection at some point, it would be nice to have that be a Trigger available in Workflows so you can add custom actions to URLs (Send URL Workflow starts this, but is more concerned with pulling URLS from running apps instead of being able to manage typed/pasted URLs).
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  16. tonio

    Clickable Notifications

    It'd be nice if the displayed notifications (from the output action) could have a configurable action on click, like many notifications from other applications have.
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  17. xtin

    Debug Mode!

    Right now, if Alfred has an Error in the XML it receives or cannot parse due to encoding problems, it will just not parse it. Could you please add a "show errors/debug" checkbox for workflows, so that these parsing errors are displayed as XML replies? It would make creating extensions and more importantly remote debugging strange problems a LOT easier! Also, a minor one: if you use python and do print u"some string containing üäöàéè", Alfred will simply ignore it, while the same as a non unicode string works.
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  18. I think every Alfred power-user is keyboard Geek. We want to navigate through OS X using keyboard shortcuts as much as possible because it is fast as hell comparing with mouse actions. So why don’t make navigating through Alfred Preferences tabs faster by using keyboard shortcuts to switch them? I really like the idea of switching tabs in Mac App Store app using Cmd+1 … Cmd+5.
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  19. Yes, that is a good point. I think one possible solution would be for Alfred to provide 2 environment variables to all scripts it executes: $ALFRED_CACHE and $ALFRED_CONFIG. They would be set up to point to the volatile and non-volatile app data directories (including the bundle id). By default $ALFRED_CONFIG would point to the regular ~/Library/Application Support/... folder, but if the user sets a Sync Folder, then these config directories will be moved to a subdirectory of the sync folder. The $ALFRED_CACHE setting however would continue to point to ~/Library/Caches/... It should be the responsibility of the workflow to create the actual cache and/or config directories because not every workflow needs them; Alfred would just provide the paths, but the workflow has to execute `mkdir -p "$ALFRED_CONFIG"` before creating any files in them. I don't have an opinion (yet) what should happen if the workflow doesn't have a bundle id. Maybe the $ALFRED_* variables should then not be set at all? A side benefit of this scheme is that workflow code doesn't need to embed the bundle id to create these directory paths themselves; changing the bundle id via the Alfred GUI would be enough to change them.
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  20. example: Is it possible for helper variables for [volatile] and [non-volatile] to be added to Alfred that get expanded to the path of the relevant directory including the bundleID before the scripts are run? So if I used it in the Drupal workflow that I'm building they would be expanded to the following before any scripts containing them were run.. [volatile] = '/Users/brian/Library/Caches/com.runningwithcrayons.Alfred-2/Workflow Data/com.realityloop.alfreddrupalworkflow' [non-volatile] = /Users/brian/Library/Application Support/Alfred 2/Workflow Data/com.realityloop.alfreddrupalworkflow
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