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    I'm here to help you be as productive as possible with Alfred, so don't hesitate to post on the forum to ask a question.

    There are many fantastic and helpful users who might also answer your question, so be nice to them. Most of all, enjoy yourselves! :)

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  1. @Tsunami Alfred checks timestamps and removes old clipboard history after use. As such, when you paste an item from Clipboard History, some short amount of time after that, old items will be deleted. The same check occurs when relaunching Alfred. You just need to make use and paste from your clipboard history for Alfred to actively maintain it Cheers, Vero
  2. @Saez This is possible by changing the fallback searches here: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/features/default-results/fallback-searches/ Cheers, Vero
  3. @mikejandreau Could you go through the indexing troubleshooting steps here? https://www.alfredapp.com/help/troubleshooting/indexing/ In particular, if you follow step 4, once you get to Terminal, do you see "Indexing enabled" or any error message relating to indexing? Can Spotlight find the apps and open them? If you install the Metadata tool (https://cachefly.alfredapp.com/tools/AlfredMetadataTool_v1.1.zip) and drag in some apps, is their metadata complete? (Paste the output here so that we can help you further) Cheers, Vero
  4. @Martina Could you please follow step 4 of the Indexing Troubleshooting page and rebuild your Mac's index? This can take up to an hour, and once it completes, you can try searching again. This ensures that macOS rebuilds the index of all files on your Mac, which is usually where the issue lies when results are not returned. Cheers, Vero
  5. @mriganktiwari It's still unclear if you're referring to a custom search or a workflow. It would be helpful to provide either the workflow itself or screenshots of the custom search configuration window, so that we can help you more easily rather than guessing at what you're doing. Cheers, Vero
  6. @octothorpe Based on your screenshot of the preferences, it doesn't look like you've activated snippet auto-expansion; You'll need to check the box that says "Automatically expand snippets by keyword". Edited to add: I see you're talking about pasting from the viewer rather than expanding... In that case, if you make TextEdit your frontmost window, and try pasting a snippet there, do you get the expected behaviour? It's best to test in a basic native app, as a third-party app or browser window might have some other funky stuff going on that affects the ability to paste to it. Cheers, Vero
  7. @Martina The first step to take is to go through the indexing troubleshooting page, and likely rebuild your Mac's index (step 4): https://www.alfredapp.com/help/troubleshooting/indexing/ If the issue persists once you've gone through all the steps, please provide more details: - Which version of Alfred and macOS are you using? - Where is the folder you're searching for? Can Spotlight find it? - What are you typing in Alfred? - How many results are being returned? Could your result be further down the list? - What are your preferences in the Features > Default Results? (please provide a screenshot) The more information you provide, the more likely we can help you out. I'm moving this into Discussion & Help as indexing issues aren't Alfred bugs Cheers, Vero
  8. @Daniele Could you please temporarily create a new user account on your Mac where you're seeing this issue? When you request Contacts permissions, are you able to set them on this new profile? Let me know how you get on. Cheers, Vero
  9. @Joe Littlejohn Are you using any third-party tools like Karabiner or other keyboard remappers that may be interfering with normal hotkey operations? If so, try quitting them (not just disabling) and seeing whether it then works. Cheers, Vero
  10. @Daniele I'm re-posting the response Andrew provided you by email, in case this is useful to other users in the future: On starting Alfred, macOS should present a dialog requesting access to Contacts. If you deny access, you should still see Alfred listed in the macOS Privacy > Contacts screen, just unchecked. If this isn't happening, there could be a permissions issue in macOS which is preventing this from happening. You can try using a macOS Terminal command to reset the underlying permissions for this. You can do this by quitting Alfred, then pasting the following command into Terminal.app: sudo tccutil reset AddressBook When you restart Alfred, you should be presented with this dialog by macOS: I have also deleted the bug thread you started on this topic. We respond as quickly as we humanly can, so there's no need to post multiple times for the same question. Cheers, Vero
  11. @Seth L Yes, unfortunately, Apple haven't made any changes to allow access to searching Mail. I've also got a new Mac that came with Catalina pre-installed, and it frustrates me too, but this isn't something we have control over. Cheers, Vero
  12. @atv For your first question, take a look at Duck Duck Go's URLs and create your own custom search: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/features/web-search/custom-searches/ With regards to the Clipboard, it sounds like you haven't yet granted Alfred permissions, or enabled the Clipboard: Grant permissions here: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/getting-started/permissions/ Enable the clipboard history feature here: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/features/clipboard/#clipboard-history And finally, for Eject, yes, it's a safe way to disconnect external devices. Cheers, Vero
  13. @jeremy What apps are you using when you're seeing this? Could you please test with TextEdit on one screen and Safari on the other, as these are native basic apps? The Active Screen option works as expected, and I've just tested it on various OS versions from El Capitan up to Mojave. I'm curious whether you might be using an app that doesn't take active focus (e.g. the name of the app doesn't appear at the top right of the menu bar) and therefore macOS isn't treating it as the actively focused screen in the same way. Let me know how you get on. Cheers, Vero
  14. @MasterWayne Any integration with third party apps like this will require the Powerpack, so you'll first need to get a license, so that you can use workflows. Please make sure that you fill in your registered email address in your forum profile once you've purchased your license. Cheers, Vero
  15. PLEASE NOTE: The discussion in this thread is only relevant to macOS versions up to Mojave and earlier. In macOS Catalina, Apple have tightened restrictions further, making it impossible for third parties to access mail content, so the workflow cannot be used in Catalina. @borzov Due to Apple's restrictions, as mentioned above, this workflow won't work on 10.15. Cheers, Vero
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