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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!
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  2. 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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  3. Alfred GIF Search Download: Gif.Search.alfredworkflow Up-to-date README (this post might be outdated) This workflow lets you search GIFs on Tenor from Alfred.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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  4. 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eMOji Search (FAMOS) Instant search for emojis in Alfred with related keywords in 25 languages This post might be outdated, link to up-to-date README Download the latest versions: github release FAMOS speaks many languages!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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  5. Hey Guys!:) Could you, please, consider adding the shortcut to cycle through the history of alfred commands forth. I understand that there is only 20 commands in history, but still - I often find myself cycling through them and skipping occasionally the needed result for me, so I have to start for my search once again from the beginning. I'm talking about addition to this feature: https://www.alfredapp.com/blog/tips-and-tricks/quick-tip-view-your-recent-query-history/
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  6. @nikivi Alfred is given the type to add by macOS, he doesn't make it up himself. Whatever type is given to Alfred by macOS is added to that File Types: field, so if your metadata is broken, and macOS is giving Alfred nothing, or something bogus, Alfred has no way of determining that this is correct or incorrect.
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  7. Andrew

    Icon glitch on Usage page

    @chris this should now be fixed in the Alfred 4.3 b1195 pre-release
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  8. [Original reply from when this was posted as a Bug Report] @nikivi If you've been messing with your metadata and it's gone from working to not working, without any changes in Alfred, there is unlikely to be a bug in Alfred. For due-diligence, I have taken the time to create a workflow to reproduce the bug you've reported, and everything is working as expected in macOS 11.0.1. Contacts are indeed parsed correctly.
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  9. @chris the borders is something I'm aware of and something I'll have to _simulate_ in the theme editor. Up until now, Alfred uses the same renderer for the theme editor as the actual window, but macOS adds those window borders when you set a visual effect view as the content view of an NSWindow. In the theme editor, I'm using the visual effects view, but as a view, so macOS doesn't render the borders. I'm in two minds whether to either simulate it, or just add a note saying that macOS may add a border depending on configuration. I'll add a note about the roundness on th
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  10. If you update to the 4.3 b1193 pre-release, this should now be fixed
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  11. Took me a minute to figure out what you'd done there. That's another very clever solution. OTOH, it also kinda is. It'd be a terrible idea to convert all your workflows to run like this. But one workflow adding max. 3 results is just pure clever, imo. No luck fiddling with the "Run Behaviour" settings?
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  12. @deanishe is right in pointing this out. Rather, I would even go ahead and make a guess that Alfred's not designed to be used this way. However, in the spirit of tinkering, if we're okay with ugly, unwieldy hacks to just see what's possible, what you're asking @lukerooneyio, can be done. Be warned: It is ugly It is possible that it has performance issues It leads to inconsistency That out of the way, here's how one could go about achieving the end result of "google search suggestions in Alfred without explicitly typing a keyword". Oh wait,
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  13. @chris I've put together a small tutorial for workflow authors here: https://github.com/mr-pennyworth/alfred-extra-pane#tutorial And a few question-answer pairs for technical internals here: https://github.com/mr-pennyworth/alfred-extra-pane#technical-qa I see a few problems with swiftUI: I would imagine there are far more workflow authors who can put together nice looking HTML than swiftUI, all the complexities of the implementation of the extra pane aside, as far as the workflow authors are concerned, I want the integration to be as simple and fri
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  14. Thanks @chris! When you want a panel to be shown at side, and some HTML to be show inside it, yep, you can use the AlfredExtraPane.app. All you got to do is add an html filepath to quicklookurl of the JSON and then pipe it to the app (the readme has an example). For building something like this GIF workflow, it is true that AlfredExtraPane.app was an inspiration, but it can't just directly be used to build the GIF workflow, it isn't flexible enough. For this GIF workflow, I simply took the code of AlfredExtraPane.app and modified it to fit the GIF needs, thus programming in swift was i
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  15. marlon

    Super clean dark theme

    Just wanted to make a super clean dark theme. Enjoy!
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  16. /usr/bin/python is a standard part of macOS. It's guaranteed to be the system Python 2.7, unless the user has turned off SIP and deliberately overwritten it. The way your workflow is set up, it's guaranteed to be run with the macOS Python 2.7 unless the user's OS is screwed up. You probably used the wrong pip. Alfred doesn't use your shell environment, so if you've installed a newer Python (e.g. via Homebrew), you're probably using that one in your shell, not the system Python Alfred and workflows use. Unless you're in a virtual env, you should always run pip
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  17. I think this has to do with the Python executable your Alfred installation is pointing to. I'm not sure how to best go about diagnosing it (those are notoriously fun issues), but this thread looks like it could be helpful: Good luck!
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  18. JulianW

    macOS Big Sur

    Hi, currently using the macOS Big Sur Beta and was styling Alfred for the upcoming makeover of the macOS UI. I prefer a look as close to the system UI as possible. Light: https://www.alfredapp.com/extras/theme/eHfgpMFvON/ Dark Mode: https://www.alfredapp.com/extras/theme/NWnuAKel02/ A little unfortunate, that there is no option to round the corners on the selection background elements, they appear very pointy in the new environment of even more rounded corners in macOS Big Sur. Hope you enjoy!
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  19. I figured it out. You need go enable "Full disk access" to fix this. Everything works great now.
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  20. Works on Big Sur 11.0.1, clean install. Thanks a lot!
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  21. Hi all, just posting what worked for me, it might help anyone else. TL;DR: run the commands in the box below, then "Rebuild macOS Metadata". I'm also using Alfred (4.2.1 [1187]) and I installed Big Sur (11.0.1) recently. I was not seeing applications nor folders in Alfred. The "File Search Troubleshooting" showed similar responses as in the posts above: "Direct metadata is missing, this file is likely not indexed by macOS". I tried these solutions from posts above with no luck: Alfred Preferences / Advanced / Clear Application Cache Alfred Pre
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  22. Hi - this has now been solved after writing Alfred support. The troubleshooting that worked for me was: " First, open macOS's System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Full Disk Access and grant Terminal Full Disk Access. This will ensure that a reindex is done properly. Next, type "?rebuild" into Alfred. When the window pops up, check the box to Delete Spotlight-V100 before rebuilding. This will ensure macOS is able to do the most thorough reindex. Once you're in Terminal and you type your password, pay attention to any error messages in
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  23. 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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  24. Hey all — I put together an introduction/livestream to how I hack productivity with Alfred for my On Deck cohort, and thought I'd livestream something similar tomorrow given the positive response I received. You can register for the stream here — it's free! Topics I'll cover: 🕺🏻 tips for making sexy Themes 🔎 how to hack Web Searches to speed up finding content on the web ✂️ how to use Snippets like a boss 💪🏻 what are Workflows and how you can use them ☁️ example: how to use Workflows to quickly create new cloud documents 🐦 example:
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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. 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.
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  27. 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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  28. Just installed it and got it to work. Great stuff 👍
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  29. 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!
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  30. @Joshua Nichols There are a few things that could be at play here, as Alfred should be as fast as ever. Did you just upgrade to or install Mojave? Is the CPU high while macOS does its first index? If so, that could be slowing your Mac down generally What's your hotkey? If you're trying to use Cmd + Space and also have the "Hold Cmd for Siri", it's likely slowing things down while macOS waits to work out if you want to call up Siri or not. Disable that feature if you're not using it. More details here: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/troubleshooting/cmd-space/#dont-show Those are
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  31. Download the zip file from the repo (Clone or download > Download ZIP) and extract it. Go into the new directory, select all the files, right-click and choose "Compress 11 Items". That will create Archive.zip. change the name to Archive.alfredworkflow and double-click it.
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  32. I think you can also add an alfred:ignore comment to the application if you don't want to delist it from Spotlight completely.
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  33. I want to exclude one app Tweetbot so that when I search for it in Alfred, nothing is returned. The reason I want to do it is that I work in Focus sessions similar to Pomodoro where I block all distracting things for 1 and half hour and focus on what I need to do. Only issue is that I sometimes do want to post a tweet and thus use Tweetbot's create tweet action. I activate Tweetbot app with Keyboard Maestro macro that will not open Tweetbot when I am in the focus session because I create a file at start of Focus session and erase it in the end. The macro looks like this
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  34. System Preferences → Spotlight → Privacy. Drag Tweetbot to the list in that pane. Alfred Preferences → Advanced → Clear Application Cache. Done.
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