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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. Notes

    @mburchett2 If you're not attached to the Notes app, and are simply looking for a text file you can add to, which can be synced between devices using Dropbox, then the Write Text Output object may be sufficient. You can append to the same note stored in a Dropbox folder. If that interests you, take a look at the "Simple To-Do List" built-in example workflow (where I've included three lists, which you can customise to your own needs) and the Write Text Output page: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/workflows/outputs/write-file/ Cheers, Vero
  2. @keenan411 Welcome to the forum Could you please take a look at the first post in this thread, and check that you're using the correct version of the workflow for the version of Evernote you're using? Assuming you're using Alfred 3, you should be using Evernote 6.x directly from Evernote.com, not from the Mac App Store, in order for the workflow to be able to find your notes. Cheers, Vero
  3. @Green Ginger Update to 3.5 (or 3.5.1 pre-release) and either use one of the default themes, or set your theme blur to less than 50%. Cheers, Vero
  4. Alfred 3 Lag on High Sierra

    @AJCrowley As Vitor said, there's a High Sierra issue affecting a small proportion of users when using high window blur. Simply lowering the blur resolves the issue. Take a look at the "lag" headline here: https://www.alfredapp.com/blog/tips-and-tricks/alfred-3-5-ready-for-high-sierra/ Also, please fill in your Powerpack email address in your forum profile. Cheers, Vero
  5. how to exclude Apps in File Search

    @zhangfei You can drag Parallels Toolbox to Spotlight's Privacy tab, then type "reload" into Alfred to ignore Parallels applications. With regards to the .app extension showing, Apple have chosen to use the fully qualified file name (including the extension) as the DisplayName in the metadata it provides to apps like Alfred, so this change is down to Apple. Cheers, Vero
  6. Hi @sid and welcome to the forum! We recommend setting "Require password after sleep" and using the "sleepdisplays" keyword instead, which is much more reliable. You can even disable the "lock" action and rename "sleepdisplays" to it instead, if it helps with your habits Cheers, Vero
  7. Snippets {cursor}

    @XPLOT1ON Welcome to the forum! Could you please try your snippet in a native simple app like TextEdit? If the cursor behave as expected there, but not in Atom (which I believe we've heard reports was misbehaving sometimes), you may be limited by the third party app's behaviour. You can try slowing down key events in Features > Snippets > click the cog in the top right > Tweaking, which may give a slower app time to complete the actions. Cheers, Vero
  8. @MacGeeky Welcome back to Mac! (and to Alfred!) Thought you might like to know that in Alfred 3, you can add notes to your workflows, so you could annotate the workflow itself to reflect what each script does. Take a look at tip 5 in this post (https://www.alfredapp.com/blog/tips-and-tricks/7-workflow-tips-for-alfred-3/) or look at any of the "Getting Started" built-in workflows for some that already have annotations. Cheers, Vero
  9. @lycopodiopsida @gilgameshskytrooper We'd be happy to help you work out what's not right with your workflows, but there isn't enough clarity in your posts on what you mean by "context-aware workflows". Could you please specify which workflows (with links) you're having issues with? Check that you're using the latest version of each of these workflows. It's possible that 1. there's an incompatibility between High Sierra and the workflow itself, or 2. the upgrade to High Sierra may require that workflows relying on accessibility are set up fresh (Permissions can sometimes be corrupted during an upgrade) but the issues won't be caused by Alfred 3.5. The more details you can provide rather than a sweeping statement that "things don't work", the easier it'll be for us to help you out Cheers, Vero
  10. A quick note for users of this workflow on High Sierra: Two users have reported recently that the Alfred 3 version of this Font Awesome workflow from Github (https://github.com/ruedap/alfred-font-awesome-workflow) on High Sierra specifically causes the "faw" process to run away with high CPU usage (which can be seen in Activity Monitor). I've contacted the workflow creator to ask him to take a look at this issue, and invited him to pop a post here on the forum when he's been able to do so. Until then, users who see this issue can simply disable the workflow and restart Alfred / their Mac, to stop the high CPU usage. Cheers, Vero
  11. @limacohen Welcome to the forum. Could you please fill in your Powerpack email address in your forum profile? This is only visible to admins and allows us to confirm your Powerpack status, as you're asking Powerpack-specific questions. Cheers, Vero
  12. @Davs_Due It would also help if you could specify which version of macOS, Word and Alfred you're using. For example, I'm using an old version of Word (2011 I think) which may not behave the same way as some of the more up-to-date versions. Cheers, Vero
  13. open file in 'library'

    @lazermoose You can't include hidden files in default results. As per my previous post, you'll need to create a File Filter Workflow, setting the scope you want to search and checking the box to include System Files. Here's a step by step guide to creating a File Filter workflow: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/workflows/inputs/file-filter/#workflow These results will not be included in your default results, so you'll use a keyword (set in the Basic Setup tab of the file filter object) to search for these specifically. This is the Search Scope tab of the File Filter input object in a workflow, where you'll find the checkbox for "Show files marked as System File". Cheers, Vero
  14. Web Search assets

    @Anjadekar It's in the Resources for the app, rather than the Alfred Preferences Here's the path you can paste into Alfred: /Applications/Alfred 3.app/Contents/Frameworks/Alfred Framework.framework/Versions/A/Resources/ Cheers, Vero
  15. open file in 'library'

    @lazermoose It's likely that the files you're referring to in Application Support are either not indexed by macOS or are marked as System Files. If it's the latter, you can create a custom file filter workflow to search for these and check the box to include "Show files marked as System File" under the Search Scope tab. Unfortunately, if it's the former, and the files are simply not indexed by macOS, then Alfred won't be able to include them either (but it's more likely they're marked as System Files). Cheers, Vero