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  1. 7 points
    It looks like this is unmaintained, so I took the latest release, made the tweaks to suit Alfred 3 and stuck it on GitHub. Grab it at https://github.com/ihowson/EggTimer2/releases/tag/v1.0.0
  2. 6 points
    Hi, I've created a workflow to find and open Apple/iCloud notes in Notes.app. Just type n[part of note title] and press enter. The default search method is known to work on High Sierra and Mojave, but AppleScript options are also supplied that should work on other macOS versions. Get it on Packal and feel free to open issues/make pull requests on GitHub.
  3. 4 points
    alfred-spotify-mini-player.com Find all information on dedicated website: alfred-spotify-mini-player.com Follow on Twitter @TheMiniPlayer to get all news Features Example PS: If you have a problem with the workflow, do not spend time reading the forum post, the workflow has been rewritten many times! Follow instructions from here http://alfred-spotify-mini-player.com/articles/support/ instead
  4. 4 points
    @deanishe this is now available in the fs navigation view in 3.6 b900, either click the button bottom right of the window or use cmd+shift+i
  5. 4 points
    eric roch

    Alfred Remote for iOS Widget

    I love the remote feature of Alfred. I use it to control Spotify, iTunes, and resize windows from my phone. The only thing that bothers me about it is that I have to unlock my phone and navigate back to the remote app to use it. This proves problematic, or at least inconvenient, when I am watching a movie and want to play/pause because someone came into the room, but it takes 15-30 seconds to get the app open. I would love to see a widget in the notification center of iOS that allows users to select remote buttons to display from any screen on their iPhone/iPad. Ideally, this would be resizable so one could have a single row (such as play/pause, vol+, vol-, mute) or multiple rows to control other things as well. This would be a swipe and a tap away rather than the current fingerprint (and passcode when it it doesn't work), swipe, tap the folder, tap the app, wait for it to load, tap the button. I think we can all agree on which option is better...
  6. 3 points
    Call qapps and all apps excluding the ones you set in the keep_alive Workflow Environment Variable will quit. The Finder is added to the exclusion list by default, unless you set kill_finder to true. You’ll need to use the exact names of the apps as they present themselves to the system. To prevent multiple from quitting, separate their names with commas. qprocesses will kill all processes, subject to the same keep_alive and kill_finder settings, meaning even things in the background that you don’t see will be asked to quit. Note both options ask the apps to exit (SIGTERM) instead of telling them (SIGKILL). If you need to force processes to terminate, consider ProcessControl instead. Download | Source
  7. 3 points
    Hey everyone! I've created a workflow that allows you to search and create notes for Bear. This is my first workflow, first OSS project, and first foray into Python - let me know what all I messed up Available on github and Packal. Many thanks to @deanishe and @dfay for some initial direction. Install To install, download a released alfred-bear workflow and double-click to open in Alfred 3. Easy-peasy. Searching and opening results bs -- Search for a note by title and open it in Bear. bst -- Search for a tag (a group of notes) by tag title and open it in Bear. Creating a new note bn I love notes! -- Creates a new note with the title and text "I love notes!" bn I love notes! #love #notes -- Creates a new note with the title and text "I love notes!" and the tags "#love" and "#notes" Known Issues Creating tags only works with single-word tags - multiword tags hopefully to come. Todo Append text to existing notes. Figure out multi-word tags. Thanks deanishe for guidance on Alfred workflow creation and capabilities, and for his excellent Python workflow library. dfay for guidance from his experience writing the Ulysses Alfred workflow. Rhyd Lewis for giving me an excellent example to work off of in his Omnifocus Alfred workflow. Versions 0.3.1 Fixed database location that changed with a Bear update. 0.3.0 Added search results from note text to main search. 0.2.2 Changed search queries to order by last modified date descending, so that more recently modified notes/tags show up at the top. 0.2.1 Added hashtag symbol to "Open Tag" list results to make it a little more obvious that it's a tag and not a note. 0.2.0 Now allows non-ASCII characters. Searching by tag now displays not only tags that match the search query, but notes that match those tags as well. Searching by tag now works with or without the '#' symbol in front of the tag. 0.1.0 Initial public release.
  8. 3 points
    idea4IT

    Pocket for Alfred

    Hi guys, this workflow lets you manage your Pocket list with Alfred. Features Actions to copy, visit and archive, archive and delete links from your Pocket list (fn, ctrl, alt and cmd) Hotkey to add new links from Chrome, Safari or your clipboard (ctrl + L) Action to deauthorize the workflow (shift) Background cache refresh Supports notifications Uses OAuth 2.0 to authorize the workflow Saves your access_token securely in OS X's keychain Github: https://github.com/fniephaus/alfred-pocket Download: https://github.com/fniephaus/alfred-pocket/releases/latest/ Feel free to give some feedback! Cheers, Fabio
  9. 3 points
    Material Design Theme For Material Design lovers Note: I have not tested it yet on Alfred 2 Download All Themes https://goo.gl/3g9uef Download Single Theme Click the download link below the theme name Save as the file (keep the extension to be .alfredappeareance) Light Themes Material Tosca Download https://goo.gl/Zfq1oy Material Purple Download https://goo.gl/Keffj2 Material Green Download https://goo.gl/x46hAh Material Blue Grey Download https://goo.gl/7hJEuA Material Brown Download https://goo.gl/UJT1TG Material Red Download https://goo.gl/BzS657 Material Blue Download https://goo.gl/rbrnZ5 Material Yellow Download https://goo.gl/NgvVna Material Pink Download https://goo.gl/CKB8M1 Dark Themes Material Tosca Dark Download https://goo.gl/rjY8NF Material Blue Dark Download https://goo.gl/ZepPZ9 Material Blue Grey Dark Download https://goo.gl/sjeNPD Material Red Dark Download https://goo.gl/mjHefJ Hope you like it!
  10. 3 points
    I really like the idea of Alfred managing my text snippets (I'm using a separate app for that so far). However, when trying to migrate, I found that Alfred has no option to expand snippets only when typed as a entire word, i.e. trigger the expansion only after the snippet keyword has been terminated by a space or newline or tab. That's a feature available in most text expanding utilities I know, and if Alfred had it too, that would be great! For now, I can include a space in the keyword, which is the most common case. Entering a tab or newline in the keyword field does not work (obviously).
  11. 3 points
    @robdbirch Go to Alfred's preferences, under Appearance > Options (bottom left), you can set "Show Alfred on..." and choose from the dropdown menu either default screen, mouse screen or active screen. Set it to your preferred one for the behaviour you'd like Cheers, Vero
  12. 3 points
    dr-adrian

    Airmail workflow

    Changed the workflow a bit so it works with airmail 3 now. Here: https://github.com/dr-adrian/alfred-airmail
  13. 3 points
    Shawn (like Smargh) got a job—they were both students before—and doesn't have the time for Packal any more. I'm pretty sure Packal is a zombie now, and v2 will probably never see the light of day. Would you be interested in working on a next-gen solution for updating workflows?
  14. 3 points
    Hey Guys! I am the creator of the script, and I just released it as a web app, so people not familiar with Node should have no problem converting their files: http://alfred.danieldiekmeier.de/ Thanks for your interest! <3
  15. 2 points
    Run browser bookmarklets from Alfred, without needing to having them installed in the browser itself. Note that you may need to Allow JavaScript from Apple Events in your Browser. 1 For the first step, get this template workflow itself. Though this is not strictly necessary (you can build it yourself) it serves as a starting point with most of the work already done. Proceed to open the workflow in Alfred. Next, get a browser bookmarklet to convert by copying its link address. 2 Run :cleanbookmarkletcode to clean the code in your clipboard. It performs substitutions necessary to avoid problems when pasting the code in the next step. 3 Open the Arg and Vars node and paste the code. Extra If you’re not new to Alfred, you likely won’t need these steps as you’ll know what to do. 4 The template includes both a Keyword and a Hotkey nodes to run the code. You can delete either one by clicking on it and pressing ⌫. 5 If you choose to use the workflow via Keyword, do not forget to set it up. 6 Lastly, edit the workflow’s details and its icon. For completeness it’s pre-filled with my details. Feel free to edit them. Download | Source
  16. 2 points
    Thanks @Andrew for your excellent support, and @waitingforgo for your tests!
  17. 2 points
    ? keyword lets you effectively search Alfred. However it does strict search so you are forced to start search query with how the actual workflow name starts. No fuzzy searching is supported. It would be awesome if ability to fuzzy search through results was added. Thank you.
  18. 2 points
    Overview here, with the latest release you can install here. Summary of the current features (6-30-19): You can search for title and author using the keyword search (default is "ib"). You can also use options as follows (in the format "ib -a" for each option, respectively): -a search by author only -t search by title only -g search by genre only -h get available options for using this workflow By default, if a title doesn't have a genre, Alfred Books won't be able to search for it. While searching, you can press ⌘L to see some metadata about the selected title; this includes: title and author, genre, percentage read, description While searching, pressing ⇧ (shift) on a selected title will attempt to show a cover and the actual filename. While searching, pressing your action button (one of the following: → (right arrow), fn, ctrl, ⇥ (tab)) will allow you to act directly on the Books file. Be cautious here, as modifying the file from this interface may cause inconsistencies with the Books sqlite database, causing you to need to modify the actual sqlite database if you say modify or delete a file here. This software (currently) only searches for downloaded books by confirming an accessible path to said file in the Books sqlite database. If they're on iCloud and not downloaded, they won't show up in Alfred Books! If you have any issues whatsoever using this software, or if you have recommendations for features, please visit: https://github.com/codycodes/alfred-books/issues
  19. 2 points
    Gee

    BSOD - We Shall Remember

    Not sure why anyone would actually use that theme, but I had fun getting inspired by Windows' BSOD
  20. 2 points
    Translate between hundreds of languages with Glosbe.com. By default, the workflow is set up to translate between German and English: .ende English query — show German translations of English query. .deen German query — show English translations of German query. ENTER — copy selected translation to the clipboard. CMD+ENTER — open translation in browser. glosbehelp — open the included help file in your browser. glosbelang [query] — view and search supported languages. To use other language pairs, you will have to edit the workflow, either changing the included English <-> German Script Filters or adding your own using them as a template. For more information and to download the workflow, see the Packal page or grab it from GitHub.
  21. 2 points
    ibnuh

    Character & Word Counter Workflow

    Github Repo: https://github.com/ibnuh/alfred-character-counter-workflow Character & Word Counter for Alfred An Alfred Workflow that count character & word for you Installation Download from Release 1.0 Usage Keyword: cw Development Clone the repository Open your favourite terminal composer install Credits Icons by flaticon.com PHP helper class for Alfred Workflows by joetannenbaum/alfred-workflow
  22. 2 points
    Wangyou Zhang

    Simplify fractions

    I write a workflow for converting a given decimal to a simplified fraction as well as simplifying a given fraction. It saves me a lot of time and I hope it is useful for you too. Download You can download the workflow file from my GitHub. Examples frac .11 ==> .11 = 11 / 100 frac 4/6 ==> 4/6 = 2 / 3 frac -1.4/2.2 ==> -1.4/2.2 = -7 / 11 frac 1.2/0 ==> Error: divided by zero. frac b/3 ==> Error: Invalid input format ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Update 7 additional math tools are added and the new workflow is renamed to MathTools. 1) Simplify fractions Examples: frac .11 ==> .11 = 11 / 100 frac 4/6 ==> 4/6 = 2 / 3 frac -1.4/2.2 ==> -1.4/2.2 = -7 / 11 2) Greatest common divisor Examples: 3) Least common multiple Examples: 4) Simplify surds Examples: sqrt .0144 ==> √(.0144) = 3/25 = 0.12 sqrt 4 8/81 ==> ³√(8/81) = (2/3) ³√(1/3) Note: 5) Log functions Examples: log 5 ==> log₁₀(5) = 0.698970004336 log2 1.0001 ==> log₂(1.0001) = 0.000144262291095 ln e ==> ln(e) = 1.0 Note: 6) Prime factorization Examples: factor 100 ==> factor(100) = [1, 2, 2, 5, 5] factor 31 ==> factor(31) = [1, 31] Note: 7) Permutations and Combinations Examples: C( 4 2 ==> C(4, 2) = 6 c( 1000 3 ==> C(1000, 3) = 166167000 P( 4 2 ==> P(4, 2) = 12 p( 1000 3 ==> P(1000, 3) = 997002000 Note:
  23. 2 points
    Looking at the source code, I can see why these users are experiencing these issues. I downloaded the workflow and had a look at the AppleScript, which has quite a few issues with it. @rodrigobdz, I note from your original post that Assistive Access is required to run this workflow. Writing an AppleScript to achieve what you want here—namely opening a Chrome window/tab—shouldn't need to employ any accessibility features via System Events. Here's your code that I copied from the workflow: tell application "System Events" set myList to (name of every process) end tell if (myList contains "Google Chrome") is false then do shell script "open -a Google\\ Chrome --new --args -incognito" open location "https://google.com/search?q={query}" else tell application "Google Chrome" activate tell application "System Events" to keystroke "n" using {command down, shift down} open location "https://google.com/search?q={query}" end tell end if Google Chrome is scriptable, therefore you don't need to access System Events processes to determine whether or not Chrome is running. Scriptable applications have a property called running that returns true or false depending on whether or not Chrome is running. You can access it as with any other property, like so: set isOpen to the running of application "Google Chrome" if isOpen then ... But, for this particular property (and a couple of others that return boolean values for the state of an application, another one being the property frontmost), you can use this very natural-language syntax: if the application "Google Chrome" is running then ... Following this, the reason the users are reporting two windows opening up—one of which might even be Safari instead of Chrome—is because you have one command telling a shell script to open Chrome in incognito mode (bearing in mind that launching a web browser usually opens a blank window); and you have a second command telling AppleScript to open location and this will always happen in a new window (that makes two windows), and it won't necessarily be Chrome. I believe it uses the system's default browser, which explains why there's a user reporting that your workflow opened Safari and Chrome for him (it did with me as well). Basically, don't use open location when you want to target a specific web browser. You could have used the same shell command that launches Chrome to get it opening a desired URL in the first window: do shell script "open -a 'Google Chrome' 'https://imdb.com' --args -incognito" And, finally, for the last part of your script, you've once again elected to use System Events to issue a keypress that activates a shortcut to a menu item as a means to open an incognito window. That's a bad method. But, immediately afterwards, you use open location again, intending for the URL to open in the window you've just created. For some users, it might do just that; but for others, it won't. Basically, don't use open location, and don't use System Events for its accessibility hooks when you don't need to. It's always a method of last resort, because it's very unreliable, and poor coding practice. Do, however, use System Events for things like file and folder handling. Anyway, here's how you first check to see if an incognito window is already open, then open a URL in a new tab in the existing window instead of creating a new window altogether, or, if an incognito window doesn't yet exist, opening a new URL in a new incognito window: tell application "Google Chrome" set W to every window whose mode is "incognito" if W = {} then set W to {make new window with properties {mode:"incognito"}} set [W] to W tell W to set T to make new tab with properties {URL:"{query}"} close (every tab of every window whose URL is "chrome://newtab/") set index of W to 1 activate end tell In fact, on my system, that works regardless of whether or not Chrome is running, negating the need for all the bits that came before. Thus, that ends up being the entire script. I hope this helps you out, and helps resolve the issues your users were having.
  24. 2 points
    deanishe

    Autocomplete words from a textfile?

    Write in Markdown and then convert it to BBCode using one of @vitor's workflows: MarkdownTransform.
  25. 2 points
    alfred-show-network-info Install Use npm $ npm install --global alfred-show-network-info or download alfredworkflow file from releases Requires Node.js 4+ and the Alfred Powerpack. Highlights See local-, public-, and gateway ip address. Scan and list all devices on local network. Copy ip to clipboard. Open ip in browser. Connect to ip via ssh. Toggle functions via Workflow Variables. Usage In Alfred, type ip4, ⏎ press ⏎ to copy a ip address. press ⌘ + ⏎ to open ip address in browser. press ⌥ + ⏎ to connect to ip address via ssh. Contributions Please feel free to create a PR and/or make a code review! To do Find better and more suitable icons Write workflow readme Make a presentation gif for readme Scan for open ports Spread it to the public on alfred forums ect. Your idea here Credits Modules alfy made by Sindre Sorhus is licensed by MIT internal-ip made by Sindre Sorhus is licensed by MIT public-ip made by Sindre Sorhus is licensed by MIT default-gateway made by silverwind is licensed by BSD local-devices made by Dylan Piercey Graphics Icons made by Freepik from www.flaticon.com is licensed by CC 3.0 BY License MIT © Jeppe Stærk
  26. 2 points
    Hello Deanishe, Yes, Alfred's clipboard merging feature is great, but you need to decide what you want to paste before to copy your text, which is not always easy.
  27. 2 points
    Transmit 4 Workflow for Alfred app Workflow for searching and opening Favorites in Transmit 4 App. It's really fast, because it reads the SQLite Database or XML datasource in latests releases of Transmit 4. There are already at least 2 Transmit workflows, but one is incompatible with latests Transmit 4 and the other, although very good, uses AppleScript to do the searching, and thus you need to wait for Transmit to open to get feedback. This is particulary slow on non SSD machines. Usage Type the keyword (default ftp) and start typing the name of the favorite to search; dead simple. Installation For OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Download the alfred-transmit.alfredworkflow and import to Alfred 2. For Previous OS X Versions, Download the alfred-transmit.alfredworkflow and import to Alfred 2. Source Code Clone or Fork the Workflow: https://github.com/ramiroaraujo/alfred-transmit-workflow Changelog 2013-12-16 - Released 2014-01-02 - Added support for previous OS versions, using System Ruby 1.8, tested up to Lion 2014-01-03 - Search in both Favorite name and host 2014-01-20 - Added support for Favorites.xml 2014-01-30 - Rebuilt XML search to use different Ruby xml parser Note: I updated the original description to match the project readme file
  28. 2 points
    Hello everyone, currently when I navigate through my Folders i usually tend to speed the process up by typing the folder name. When I'm within a folder and wanna select a certain file, i usually type a part of that particular file name. With numbers this works perfectly shown in the following example: Test Files: Search: As you see even tho the name is "11_12" i yet can search via "1112" which is awesome. Fuzzy works in this case. However here is the same with a string, which doesn’t work: What work however is when you add a wildcard like "*": I would love to see an option to add fuzzy search for strings too, as it’s a pain when you jump back several times to a folder by using Alfreds "Previous Path" function and you have to add "*" again. Sadly Alfred doesn’t save the previous Filter you used. Cheers, Frozen
  29. 2 points
    Great suggestion! Try the newly released v1.5.0. https://github.com/jsumners/alfred-emoji/releases/tag/v1.5.0
  30. 2 points
    deanishe

    Safari Assistant

    Show off There is no consistency anyway. Like I said, I can’t icon. I just pick some mostly random colours, then try to find something vaguely appropriate on my icon generator. Will release a new version with your Jobsian specs later or tomorrow. Thanks very much!
  31. 2 points
    PhilippN

    Dict.cc offline translator

    I coded a little workflow for translation that is powered by dict.cc. I saw this workflow over here http://www.alfredforum.com/topic/8286-dictcc-translate-english-to-german/ and there was some demand for another one that works offline. So here it is: Features: Offline translation with dictionaries powered by dict.cc Highly flexible, integrate as many language packs as you want Easy to setup A little bit hidden features: Copy the translated word to the clipboard by actioning it Copy the word in the origin language to the clipboard by actioning it with cmd as modifier I tried to make the setup progress as simple as possible. Unfortunately you are not allowed to distribute the offline files, which are provided by dict.cc. But some of them are also very huge, so it is unexpedient too. You can see here how to configure this workflow: https://github.com/Kavakuo/Dict.cc-Alfred-Workflow#installation You can download the workflow from the Github Releases page or from packal.org: http://www.packal.org/workflow/dictcc-alfred Here it is in action:
  32. 2 points
    casey

    Transmit 5 workflow?

    This sucks as it was my most used workflow. There is an option which can export your Favorites under Servers > Export. This prompts for a save location and outputs JSON array with arbitrarily named keys. I tried (with no success) to come up with a manual/local solution so I'm rolling back to v4 for until this is addressed.
  33. 2 points
    deanishe

    Video Tutorials from Alfred

    They're in charge.
  34. 2 points
    chrisbro

    Bear workflow - search and create notes

    @td. Thank you for the suggestions! I think they're great ideas that I'd like to implement, so I've created enhancement issues on Github to track them. A couple sound tricky but I do love a good challenge. Feel free to reach out to me if you ever have any other ideas!
  35. 2 points
    Hello, any chances of update this workflow to work with newest transmit 5?
  36. 2 points
    vitor

    Path doesn't get open in an app

    All my released Workflows have forum postings. I have no ideia where you got that one from, but it looks very different from the original (RecentDownloads). The one you posted is a bit of a mess in comparison. As to your problem, it seems to me like you were not paying much attention. All the information is there. You have it set up completely backwards. I think you tend to rush a bit with these problems. Instead of immediately asking for help you may benefit from stepping back and looking at the problem again after a while. Maybe start over. That’s how one usually finds their own mistakes,
  37. 2 points
    jmjeong

    Add to Things 2/3 workflow

    I updated the workflow and released it to github. @Today is changed into id, so I think it will work for spanish translation.
  38. 2 points
    @PhilIcare To see your snippets in a list, as well as the keyword and preview, either go via the clipboard viewer (Cmd + Alt + C by default) or set up a keyword hotkey for the Snippets Viewer in the preferences. You'll then see the list on the left, the preview on the right, as well as the keyword and word/character count at the bottom. Cheers, Vero
  39. 2 points
    robwalton

    Ulysses workflow

    I've uploaded a new version 1.0 to packal and github. Big improvements are the addition of uf find command to search inside content and the introduction of fuzzy searching (from @deanishe's workflow) to other search commands. Don't know I lived without those two @katie. Also updates Alfred-Workflow to fix hanging in Sierra and add's @dfay's code for opening or importing files--no appending yet.
  40. 2 points
    deanishe

    Secure Password Generator

    Update to fix a couple of bugs and update the icons. Grab v2 from GitHub or enter pwconf in Alfred and action the update item.
  41. 2 points
    vitor

    Video Tutorials from Alfred

    Hello and welcome to the forums, @casadetrevino. I’m not sure you realise this, but Alfred’s entire team is officially two people. The last thing any of us want is them wasting time producing video tutorials, especially since it’s common for old features to introduce new options. In addition, since features work in conjunction with each other and not in a vacuum, videos can be pretty useless since they’ll just be showing the same you can read by looking at the feature itself. Also, I believe you overestimate the desire for video tutorials. Just as you think they are loved, they are equally hated. It’s common for power users (who Alfred targets) to loathe video tutorials.
  42. 2 points
    hfr

    Allow {TAB} for Snippets

    Hi, I would like to auto-fill forms with Snippets (v.3). Therefore I'd like to use the TAB command to navigate from one field (e.g. name) to the next (e.g. address). The example would be: --- John Doe {TAB} 123 Fakestreet {TAB} Mytown --- Or is there already a workaround for that? Thanks.
  43. 2 points
    This has got to be the best workflow name ever
  44. 2 points
    Hi All, Just a quick post to let you know of a few new workflow objects in the 3.1 pre-release which is now available. Alongside the self explanatory new "Dispatch Key Combo" output object and "Hide Alfred" utility object, there is an interesting new "Call External Trigger" output object. The main purpose of this object is to replace using an AppleScript action to call an external trigger to "loop back" in a workflow. It also brings several other benefits. I'll just paste the readme of the new "Call External Trigger" getting started workflow: If you update to the 3.1 pre-release and add the new "Call External Trigger" workflow getting started guide from the [+] button in Alfred's workflow preferences, you'll see an interesting example of how this can be used to essentially create callback functions. Cheers, Andrew
  45. 2 points
    If all you're looking to do is expand your snippets in Alfred, go to the Snippets preferences, click the cog and remove Alfred from the default ignore list. Keep in mind that this could have adverse effects, e.g. expanding when you're searching in the Snippets Viewer using the snippet's keyword. Cheers, Vero
  46. 2 points
    http://www.deanishe.net/alfred-workflow/user-manual/update.html
  47. 2 points
    well, at least a little sign of appreciation... In have seen Vero and Andrew answering you like two little Gandhi... please, try to be 'amazing' a little you too, just some little 'thanks' or 'regards' or 'cheers' or 'hi' or 'thanks' while you are posting your questions would be appreciated ( from me at least, but maybe I'm too much sentimental ) Giulio
  48. 2 points
    snej

    Free memory

    There's no need to "free up memory" in a modern OS. The kernel manages RAM efficiently. What the 'purge' command does is flush filesystem buffers; this will actually slow down the OS for a little while because recently-used stuff that was cached in RAM for fast access is gone and has to be slowly loaded from disk again. As the man page for 'purge' says, "Purge can be used to approximate initial boot conditions with a cold disk buffer cache for performance analysis." That is, it lets you reproduce the slowness of a cold-booted system. This isn't something you want to do in normal circumstances. I'm sure some people will insist this kind of thing really does speed up their computer, but I'm pretty sure that's the placebo effect talking. When my computer starts to feel slow, I open Activity Monitor and look for which process is either hogging the CPU or allocating huge amounts of private memory, then quit that process.
  49. 1 point
    Vero

    open Terminal and start scp

    @WalterBeiter If you're looking to create a workflow that launches Terminal with that command, you can use the Terminal Command action Create your workflow then right-click the canvas to add Actions > Terminal Command (last one in the list) Then all you need to do is enter the command you want Terminal to run and you're good to go! Cheers, Vero
  50. 1 point
    This is when re-saving the Smart Folder usually helps. It appears to be a general issue with Smart Folders, rather than the workflow. FWIW, there's a bug in Python on OS X that can randomly lead to many Python scripts failing. If you're having intermittent failures, especially if it's affecting other workflows, too, it's probably the Python issue.
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