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  1. 9 points
    I added /System/Applications to the Search Scope list in Preferences -> Features -> Default Results and now the Apple installed apps show up in Alfred
  2. 4 points
    Search Alfred Workflows Alfred Workflows help to search in Title, Keyword, Description of a workflow and open it in various actions. Requires Alfred 4! Github: https://github.com/Acidham/search-alfred-workflows Options ENTER - Shows a list of keywords in the workflow and starts the workflow with a keyword CMD - For addtional Actions: Copy path to Clipboard Open WF Folder in Terminal (cd ) Reveal in Finder Open in ForkLift (requires ForkLift installed) Config exclude_disabled: True - ignore disabled workflow in search terminal_path: EMPTY opens in macOS shell or path to custom terminal
  3. 4 points

    Search Alfred Workflows (Alfred 4)

    Done and released on Git!
  4. 3 points

    What is a 'Legendary Licence'?

    It should be an option on the Power Pack page of the Preferences program so that we can really use it as a tip jar at any time!
  5. 3 points

    Wrong shortcut

    Alfred uses Spotlight’s metadata. If you “Get Info” on iTunes, you’ll see it has the following keywords: “Music, Radio, Apple Music, Apple Radio, iTunes Radio, Beats 1, Beats One, B1, iCloud Music Library, Apple Music Connect, My Music”. The “L” in “iCloud Music Library” is the likely culprit.
  6. 2 points

    Interacting with certain folders

    Two quick ways are 1) type ~ (the Unix abbreviation for the user home directory) and it'll bring you into your home dir and you can use ⌘ & number keys to navigate to Desktop, Downloads etc. 2) type 'Downloads or 'Desktop (typing the single quote before the folder name). This assumes you have turned on Features > File Search > Quick Search
  7. 2 points
    It would be great that setting the Alfred Hotkey would distinguish between the left and right keys. Some applications do, in my case I'm using Emacs and a default key binding is assigned to CTRL+SPACE (which I currently use for Alfred), I can set my Emacs binding as RIGHT_CTRL+SPACE, and setting Alfred's shortcut to LEFT_CTRL+SPACE would be ideal.
  8. 2 points
    Yeah, those are rather developer instructions, and not very clear if you don't already have a good idea what to do. I've built you a version of the workflow that supports Vivaldi bookmarks. It builds with support for every Chromium-based browser. After you install the workflow, you can delete the ones you don't want. I guess @Jakub Sypiański might like to have the workflow, too.
  9. 2 points

    Alfred KAT

    Because rather than testing for the value of the variable, I check for the variable existence. Again, no point confusing users that don't need it with an empty variable. New release is out! Thanks for the comment guys. Glad you helped the workflow get better.
  10. 2 points
    Are you using macOS 10.15 beta now? I think you have the same problem as me. You need to manually add /System/Applications to the Search Scope list in Preferences - > Features -> Default Results (thanks to scaba).
  11. 2 points

    Alfred KAT

    Yes, definitely going to the "it's the user's problem" route. Although, I don't like this idea that much because of that need to edit the workflow again after an update, on the user's side. As a developer I want to be able to push an update every day if needed. As a user, I want my workflow to get broken as less as possible. If I make a change myself and I need to do it again after an update, that's a lot of cognitive load (at least for me). Small stuff to remember that are not worth the pain. So currently, it seems that the best idea would be a global variable like `cli`, if those variables don't get erased by an update (I guess the "migrate settings" when an updated a workflow allows for that).
  12. 2 points

    Apps Not Shown in Search Results in 10.15

    Thank you for the info, @scaba. The kind of links you mention seem to be something new, discussed in a WWDC talk. If you see the presentation slides, they are referred on page 21 as firmlinks.
  13. 2 points
    Who cares as long as it works, right?
  14. 2 points
    At $999 for the stand, I'd just tape it to the front of my old monitor 🤣
  15. 2 points
    duffkiligan (bin)$ pwd /usr/local/bin duffkiligan (bin)$ ls 2to3 apollo fuzzy_match lzcmp nettle-pbkdf2 pkcs1-conv pyvenv-3.7 xzdec 2to3-3.7 asn1Coding gdbm_dump lzdiff node pod sandbox-pod xzdiff ansible asn1Decoding gdbm_load lzegrep npm psktool sexp-conv xzegrep ansible-config asn1Parser gdbmtool lzfgrep npx pydoc3 srptool xzfgrep ansible-connection brew gnutls-certtool lzgrep ocsptool pydoc3.7 terraform xzgrep ansible-console cask gnutls-cli lzless op python3 unlzma xzless ansible-doc easy_install-3.7 gnutls-cli-debug lzma p11-kit python3-config unxz xzmore ansible-galaxy ebrowse gnutls-serv lzmadec p11tool python3.7 wheel3 ansible-inventory emacs goldin lzmainfo packagesbuild python3.7-config xcodeproj ansible-playbook emacs-26.1 idle3 lzmore packagesutil python3.7m xz ansible-pull emacsclient idle3.7 nettle-hash pip3 python3.7m-config xzcat ansible-vault etags lzcat nettle-lfib-stream pip3.7 pyvenv xzcmp duffkiligan (bin)$ sw_vers ProductName: Mac OS X ProductVersion: 10.15 BuildVersion: 19A471t /usr/local/bin is there after the upgrade, it even contains things I have installed in it before the upgrade.
  16. 2 points
    Version 8.0 is out and is now compatible with Alfred 3 and Alfred 4.
  17. 2 points

    create new folder

    I've posted updated workflow to github with permission from Carlos. Link to repository Direct link to the Workflow file
  18. 2 points
    I wasn't very clear. I meant in Alfred itself. It only has File Actions. There's no equivalent action panel for any other type (text, URL, email address, etc.) and the buffer doesn't work with anything but files. Similarly, your workflow can only return items with no type (implicitly text, I suppose) or with type "file" (in which case you can use File Actions on workflow items or add them to the buffer). macOS Services support a lot more types than just files, so I think it would be sensible to expand Alfred's supported types at the same time. Not only would you get much more complete support for Services, but it would also make workflows much more powerful if they could put their own stuff in the buffer and add their own URL Actions or Text Actions.
  19. 2 points
    This is a rather bad argument, as they're both using the same mechanisms under the hood. It's a question of quality of implementation. Certainly, I don't see why you would need AppleScript for that. Yes, it is. This is largely a result of the fact that Alfred's "native" format is lists and LB's is trees—a much better fit for navigating a filesystem. A such, you're always going to be able to implement better filesystem navigation in LB than in Alfred. That said, it'd be nice if Alfred were more inclined to copying good ideas from other launchers. Hopefully, Alfred 4 will go like Alfred 3, and Andrew will add a bunch of significant new features with dot releases.
  20. 2 points
    Chris W.

    Mega supporter and "free" update???

    Hi @antil, Relax, no need to get angry and come up with "misleading", "consumer protection laws", etc. Just follow the instructions on the screen and it'll work. It might not be the most obvious thing, but as @Andrew already stated, just enter your existing supporter license into the upgrade page and you'll receive your v4 upgrade license. You also have the chance to spend some additional money if you want to support the development of a brilliant tool like Alfred even if you've bought a Mega Supporter license in the past. I happily did that, because Alfred is one of the greatest tools ever and I wouldn't miss it on any Mac I own. Best, Chris
  21. 1 point

    Evernote Workflow 9 beta 4 (Alfred 4)

    Alfred 4 Read about this workflow below. This is an update to address the new Alfred 4 data folder (thanks to xilopaint). DOWNLOAD Description Alfred 3 workflow to search and create notes in Evernote. Search Keywords ens to search in every note field ens @ to search in a selected notebook ens # to search notes with a selected tags You can use ent (search in titles only) or enr (search in reminders) or entodo (search to-do notes) or enrec (search notes updated within a week) or enu (search notes with a source URL) instead of ens. You can select multiple tags to fine tune your searching. Just add a second hash sign and select or type the tag e.g. ens #tag1 #tag2 :my query In addition, you can select a single notebook then tags too e.g. ent @notebook #tag1 #tag2 :my query Note that, if you want to select a notebook and/or tags, the query goes after the colon sign as seen above. Actions Return key to open the note Shift key to preview the note Option key to set a reminder Control key to paste the note text content to the top most application Function key to open the note URL Command key to append text (from clipboard, selected text or typed) or selected file(s) in Finder. After pressing the Command key a new Alfred window will be shown so you will be able to select the text source and the action: Return key will append without date Option key with append with current date Hint: You can also use the Command key to only add tags to a note. To do so, type or select a tag and don't type anything after the colon then select the source "Type a Note" e.g. enn #tag : Note that Alfred Fallback Search is also supported (you have to add it in Alfred 2 Preferences>Features>Default Results, then click Setup fallback results button). Create Keyword enn You can optionally type the note title or, for a more complex creation, follow the syntax below: @Notebook #tag1 #tag2 !reminder :Title @notebook: after typing @ a list of notebooks will be displayed then select one or type it; the default will be used if omitted #tags: after typing # a list of tags will be displayed then select one or type a new one (multiple tags are supported, type each one after a hash sign) !reminder: after typing an exclamation point a list of reminder suggestions will be displayed then select one or type a custom reminder such as in 4 days or 05/01/2014 or 05/01/2014 at 2:00 Title: at the end, after a colon (or the second colon if you are adding time in your reminder) Note that items of the syntax are optional, however the syntax has to end with a colon, with or without typing the note title e.g. #tag1 : Note Content Source From clipboard From selected text Typed directly in Alfred From Safari or Google Chrome URL From message(s) selected in Mail app From file(s) selected in Finder app: you can create one note with files or one note for each selected files. Alfred File Browser also supported. Type a Note also supports multiple lines and, in this case, the first line will be the title of the note e.g. enn Line 1 /n Line 2 /n Line 3 Actions Return key: create a note Control Key: create a note and open it Command key: append text or file to a note Option key: append text to a note with current date How to Append Highlight one of the note content source e.g. From Clipboard Optionally type tags and a reminder e.g. #tag1 #tag2 !tomorrow hold command key and hit return key select a note from the list (search by title only) and hit return key Mail Message subject as the note title Message received date as the note creation date Message Link as the note source URL A short header (e.g. sender) A plain text version of the email content Note Templates Read about templates here. Preferences Bring Alfred and type the keyword enpref: Search wildcard: you can set the workflow to automatically use the Evernote search wildcard (*) or you can set the workflow to use only if it is typed (the Manual setting may by faster in a huge note collection). Download Evernote 9 beta 3 Release date: 99 Jun 2019 Made in OS X 10.13.5 Requires Evernote 7.2 from evernote.com Requires Alfred 3 Download now Download Evernote 9 beta 2 Release date: 09 Aug 2016 Made in OS X 10.11.5 Requires Evernote 6 from evernote.com Requires Alfred 3 Download now For Alfred 2 Version 8.992 Release date: 20 Feb 2015 Made in OS X 10.10.2 Requires Evernote 6.06 from evernote.com Requires Alfred 2.6 or later Download now What's new? 9 beta 3: minor code optimizations and updated workflow preferences (enpref keyword) 9 beta 2: bugs fixed and Evernote API updated 9 beta 1: Alfred 3 support 8.991: Evernote 6.06 initial support 8.9: Yosemite beta and note templates support 8.7: interface bugs fixed 8.6: enn issue fixed Improved reminder time support e.g. Tomorrow at 2:00 Added support for tags that start with a hash sign e.g. #Home Added support for tags that start with an at sign e.g. @Work Added support for notebooks that start with an at sign e.g. @Notes Workflow should be faster in most of cases When appending from a search result now you can hold Option key to include current date Type a Note supports multiple lines (first line will be the title) e.g. enn Line 1 /n Line 2 New Keyword enl and its hotkey to load the last search query Added support for some of Alfred 2.3 new features Workflow version history here.
  22. 1 point

    About This Mac

    I was just going to ask if I could link to it ... DONE!
  23. 1 point

    Make PopClip Appear

    Hey, I've just built it! https://jmp.sh/osn6dHr
  24. 1 point
    @Koinseb if you update to Alfred's 4.0.2 pre-release, there is already a fix for this. Cheers, Andrew
  25. 1 point

    About This Mac

    Not that I know of. The model names are contained in /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/ServerInformation.framework/Versions/A/Resources/English.lproj/SIMachineAttributes.plist, and I found some code that the author says can convert a model name into its icon, so perhaps you could read the model names from the plist and feed them to that code to get the right icons?
  26. 1 point
    Yeah I’m actually working on a workflow that will do this, with any app that supports Applescript including preview. Might be a week before i can get it done.
  27. 1 point
    @nikivi if you update to Alfred's latest 4.0.2 pre-release b1086, you should get the behaviour you're after. Could you let me know?
  28. 1 point

    Alfred KAT

    @xilopaint can you try this version? https://www.dropbox.com/s/bdtphtve5vfr1dh/KAT.alfredworkflow?dl=0 Add a `cli` global variable. It should contain the command and a `{magnet}` variable that will be replaced by the magnet link chosen through Alfred. There' also a possibility to copy the magnet with the cmd modifier. (It's version 3.0.0 because I've updated some of the workflow's objects and I should work only with Alfred 4 from now on.) Let me know if it works well. If it does I will release an official update.
  29. 1 point
    @AlexMartinFR Thank you for your work, this is absolutely lovely
  30. 1 point
    4.0.2 is now in pre-release, so you should be able to reliably use {var:tag} directly in Alfred's Fields prefs instead of needing to configure it in JSON.
  31. 1 point
    @Jasondm007 I've taken a quick look at this - you're missing the query field in your fields, so Alfred doesn't know you want to narrow things down. In both Alfred 3 and Alfred 4, your JSON would need to look a bit more like this (note there are normal brackets around the query value to tell Alfred to use the typed {query} instead of the fixed {query} passed into the JSON config😞 { "alfredworkflow" : { "arg" : "*", "config" : { "fields" : [ { "not" : false, "split" : true, "field" : "kMDItemDisplayName", "value" : "(query)", "words" : true }, { "field" : "kMDItemUserTags", "split" : false, "not" : false, "value" : "{var:tag}", "words" : true, }, ] } } } It's also worth noting that I'm making a couple of tweaks in Alfred 4.0.2 which will make using {var:} much more robust within the "Fields" prefs directly (this was added as a v4 feature), so you won't need to use the JSON config at all. I'll be getting 4.0.2 in pre-release today. Cheers, Andrew
  32. 1 point
    I'd like to show more results. Makes it much easier to find relevant files without scrolling. ALSO, some indication of the number of items the search retrieved.
  33. 1 point
    Looking at the raw data, it's just basic RTF formatting. Title = 34pt size and Heading = 24pt. So if you format your text to 34pt, in Notes.app it shows style "Title". Same for 24pt and "Heading".
  34. 1 point

    Send currently selected item to Alfred

    In that case, here's a File Action that moves the selected files to a new folder.
  35. 1 point
    Thank you for the advice. I have never used GitHub but I'll try it eventually.
  36. 1 point
    The thread about what? I don't believe I deleted anything... I'll go looking for it
  37. 1 point
    I hear you. I am a LaunchBar user myself and use its Instant Send heavily. My guess is that 80% of Alfred users do not know what they are missing if they have not experienced LB's Insant Send. Anyway, for now, I have decided to make Alfred the primary launcher (⌘ + Space) and LB secondary (running in the background) just for its Instant Send. The issue with the KM workaround is that it only works for files, not text.
  38. 1 point
    The issue is that Google isn't returning the page the workflow expects. The results are there, but the workflow's parser doesn't understand the HTML in the returned page. You'll need to ask the workflow's author to fix it.
  39. 1 point

    How to keep workflow updated ?

    Yeah. Every other app that makes heavy use of plugins also has a mechanism for updating them. People often have dozens or scores of workflows. You can't manage that by hand. It's tedious to implement the user interface around library update mechanisms in every workflow, and OneUpdater doesn't have the smoothest UX. There's a new Export Metadata… feature that exports a JSON file containing description etc. and a downloadurl. Hopefully, this is the start of a move towards a real, built-in updater. It should certainly help with building indexers for workflow discovery.
  40. 1 point
    You can replace the spaces and quotes easily using regular expressions. The regex “ +” (space plus) matches one or more spaces. Replace that with a single space.
  41. 1 point

    Allow 'Only Show Disabled' Display Option

    In Alfred 4 there is `Only Show Enabled` setting but no `Only Show Disabled` which to me is very useful too as I want to instantly see all the disabled workflows I have in my library. I have over 100 workflows and disable ones I am not using now but still want to keep. Would appreciate this option being added.
  42. 1 point
    I saw this has been asked a few times before (e.g. here) but there wasn't a clear answer. Since Alfred 4 is coming soon, I would like to throw this into the pot to see if it might be possible. My brain is getting old. It's hard to remember all the different keywords and hotkeys I've set up. To aid myself I like to be able to use multiple keywords to trigger the same workflow step. Example, I have a workflow for connecting Bluetooth devices, that I trigger using `bt` instead of just "bt" I'd like to add a few more keywords, e.g. "blue", "connect", "audio" etc. I know I can duplicate the script filter opject and connect its Output to the same step—it's a poor man's workaround, but it'd be cleaner and better to allow multiple keywords, such as this:
  43. 1 point

    Alfred KAT

    Hello! The Workflow doesn't enforce any app. It's opening through the app on your Mac that has been put as default for magnet links. You can change this in several ways, but the easier is probably to go through the Transmissions preferences window. Have a look at the screenshot attached! Then all your magnets links will open through Transmission.
  44. 1 point

    Wrong shortcut

    Did you transfer Alfred prefs from the old Mac? If not it’s working off Spotlight data from the new machine and I wouldn’t be surprised if Apple weights the native apps more heavily. I’d expect that after a few days of use Alfred should (re)learn your use patterns.
  45. 1 point
    Ok, I found a solution. I hope it could also help others. I was trying to enable indexing on my network volume by typing in the terminal mdutil -i on /Volumes/myvolume-name but unfortunately the terminal always responded with "Indexing Disabled". After some research I found the following solution: In order to enable spotlight indexing - and therefore be able to take advantage of Alfred - on network drives I had to create this folder with root permissions: sudo mkdir -p /private/var/db/Spotlight-V100/Volumes/ And then re-enable the indexing with sudo mdutil -i on /Volumes/myvolume-name You can immediately check the indexing status by typing something in spotlight; a progress bar titled "indexing" should appear on top of the results. Bear in mind that I'm not using the latest operating system, but macOS 10.12.6, and I'm not sure if the aforementioned method works with other versions.
  46. 1 point
    Hey Alex, Toogle workflow is great. Thank you for that :)
  47. 1 point

    Multi-line regex replace issue

    Not sure this isn't the expected behaviour, tbh. As a workaround, you can use a capture group to keep the newline from the input:
  48. 1 point
    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
  49. 1 point

    Search in folder/path

    You can specify the folder to search in dynamically. Look at the dynamic file search demo workflow included with Alfred.
  50. 1 point

    Your must-have workflows?

    It can be tricky finding workflows on the forum, so I thought it'd be a good idea to have a list of those true gems you just can't live without to help other users get themselves some great new workflows. So let's hear about those four or five workflows that make a Mac feel broken when they're missing! Workflow authors: no pimping your own wares; if they're that good, someone else will mention them Here are mine: Dash by Bogdan Popescu. Search programming documentation with the Dash app. Couldn't code without it. So, so good. ssh by Robin Breathe (isometry). Open ssh connections without grubbing around in Terminal. MarkdownBulletin by Vítor. Convert Markdown to BBcode. Markdown rocks, BBcode sucks. Wrote this post (and all the others) with it. Chrome Bookmarks by Marat Dreizen. No more clicking around in Chrome's GUI, or trying to tell your bookmarks from your history in the URL bar. Application Chooser by Gabe Weatherhead. Search applications by tag. Don't use it often, but it's a true lifesaver when you can't remember the name of that app you rarely use but really, really need right now. As long as you remembered to tag it (which you will after the third time grubbing through /Applications looking for the darn app). Let's hear yours.
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