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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. Hi @matthew16 - I've merged your two topics relating to Alfred's search together so that they can be answered as one. First, I would recommend turning off unintelligent search, as this makes results much noisier by including all files types. Select from the top sections results you want in the default search (I have Applications, Contacts, Prefs and Folders only). Next, check your search scope in Features > Default Results and click "reset" to return them to defaults, as you may have excluded some essential paths. If you still don't see the apps you need in results, you may benefit from reindexing your Mac, which you can do by following step 4 here (but I would encourage you to look at all steps on this page): The reindexing can take up to an hour to complete. Once the reindex has completed, type "reload" into Alfred to ensure the cache (which only includes Apps, not all file types) is up to date. Let me know how you get on, and we can then look more specifically at any other folders or result types you can't find. Cheers, Vero
  2. @gatek Do you have any other clipboard manager or keyboard modifier tools on your Mac that could be interfering with normal behaviour? Take a look at the Accessibility preferences (System Prefs > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Accessibility) for any apps listed there. If so, disable any of these temporarily which should allow you to identify which tool might be causing the unexpected behaviour. Cheers, Vero
  3. @lavalcas I'm guessing that Dropbox's latest change in policy where the "Public" Dropbox folder is no longer shared has gone live, so @Carlos-Sz will just need to update the link to the workflow. In the meantime, here's a download link using the copy of the workflow I had on my Mac I'll remove this link as soon as the official one is updated: [Link removed - See first post of this thread to get the latest version of this awesome workflow!] Cheers, Vero
  4. @elgrayso This isn't an Alfred feature, it's down to OS X itself; As you said yourself, Spotlight can't find the file either. Having said that, you could search by adding a wildcard (the star symbol), so that your search goes as follows: "[spacebar]*metabolic" You could even create a workflow to help you speed things up by upgrading to the Powerpack. Cheers, Vero
  5. @elgrayso Alfred searches from word boundaries, so you'll find the file by searching using "Panel" as there's a space before it, creating a word boundary. If you used spaces instead of dashes between words, e.g. "2017-02-03 AnyLab Metabolic Panel.jpg", you'd be able to find it using any of the words. This is assuming your Spotlight index is in good shape. If Spotlight can't find it either even with the word "panel", you may need to rebuild your Mac's index from Alfred's Advanced preferences. This can take up to an hour, and will result in OS X rebuilding the file index to ensure files are found in the future. Cheers, Vero
  6. @bossa Apologies for the delayed reply, I somehow missed this thread. This is a tricky one. With a wifi connection, the behaviour is more predictable; if you've set "Wake on Network" in the System Preferences > Energy Saver, Alfred Remote will be able to wake up your Mac, connect to it and send a new command, after you've slept your Mac either from Alfred itself or from Remote. Bluetooth is much more temperamental; it can depend on which version of OS X and iOS you're using, and you may find that you're unable to connect or wake your Mac. I'm on El Capitan, and I can't even get my Mac and iPhone to Bluetooth to each other (in Sys Prefs, completely outside of Alfred), so for more reliable behaviour, you'll be much better off using wifi Cheers, Vero
  7. @Fred If you're already using a v3 Single User license, it's not currently possible to upgrade automatically through our checkout (as you're already on the latest version of Alfred) but we'll be adding this in the coming months. In the meantime, drop us a line on info@ and we'll help you do this manually Cheers, Vero
  8. @nikivi This isn't a bug in Alfred; This will be something as simple as 1. A hotkey conflict with another app that's stealing focus away, or 2. Interference from another app with Accessibility permissions. To troubleshoot what's happening, first, change your Alfred hotkey and see whether the behaviour is resolved. Secondly, if you still see the behaviour, go to Alfred's Appearance > Options (bottom left) and change focusing to "Compatibility". [Moved to Closed, as it isn't a bug, but I'll carry on responding if you still have questions] Cheers, Vero
  9. @Shuyi This will be down to the workflow itself, and to the results Evernote provides. From the looks of it, the "ens" script filter is set to match on partial words, while "ent" is set to return results on full words only. Keep in mind that workflows are created by individual Alfred users (in this case @Carlos-Sz), so this isn't an Alfred bug; It's a difference between how you'd like it to behave vs how Carlos chose to create the workflow. Cheers, Vero
  10. @mlondon Have you tried to work out whether there's anything on your Mac causing this preference to be reset? I've got "Reduce transparency" permanently checked on my Mac, and the checkbox has never unticked itself - so it's unlikely to be an OS X bug. It may make more sense to try to get to the bottom of why this happens on your Mac Cheers, Vero
  11. @Shuyi Could you clarify; Can you get results for any of the Evernote workflow keywords, or none at all? Check the first post in this thread and ensure that you're using: - Alfred 3.3.1 - Evernote 6+ from (not from the Mac App Store - The latest version of the workflow from the first post of this thread? If you're using the up to date version of all three, the workflow should work great for you Cheers, Vero
  12. @nikivi Metadata all looks healthy. Have you tried simply renaming your file to something more specific? It's likely that there are just too many results for "math" and the file hasn't been used as recently as the other results. Alfred presents you with the 40 most relevant results for the file name; I can see you've got a huge number of files that will match "math" so see if renaming it will help you narrow down your search by typing a more precise file name. Cheers, Vero
  13. @nikivi Could you install the metadata tool and drag the "math" file to it? This will show you what file type it belongs to. You can download it here: It may be that some files have different file types or aren't stored in the same location. I'll be able to provide more guidance if you paste the results of a metadata check. Cheers, Vero
  14. @nikivi I haven't had a chance to look at your workflow, but you may find the Arg/Vars utility useful, as it can be used to save a query as a variable if needed. Save it as a variable, then use {var:name} to use it later on in your workflow Let us know how you get on! Cheers, Vero
  15. @Maddog Yes, you can create a workflow to paste as plain text using {clipboard:1} to grab the next item. In fact, I've already created a page that outlines how you can do this: Cheers, Vero