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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.

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  1. Vero

    Clipboard pasting isn't working after a time

    @alfredappuser Alfred doesn't launch two instances of himself, so you must have a workflow that is specifically forcing a second instance of Alfred to be launched. Please take a look at the workflows you have, especially those using scripts, to establish which one causes this. Once you've worked that out, the issue shouldn't occur again. Cheers, Vero
  2. @Jamie Welcome to the forum! Before asking workflow-related questions, please fill in your Powerpack email address in your forum profile. This is only visible to admins and allows us to confirm your Powerpack user status. Cheers, Vero
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    Mojave Powerpack Upgrade

    Hi @Edias and welcome to the forum. Alfred's licensing is not tied to macOS versions, but rather to Alfred's own versions. You can find out more about license types here: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/powerpack/license-types/ In short, if you choose to buy a Single User license, you'll be able to carry on using Alfred 3 on Mojave. Cheers, Vero
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    iMazing app MDItemKeywords

    @mts As an alternative, if iMazing was an app you wanted to be able to find, but didn't want it to appear above iBooks, you could've selected iBooks a few times for the keyword you wanted. Alfred learns from your usage, and will put the result you've selected before to the top of the search results It is a bit naughty of iMazing to put so many keywords in, but Apple do the same with some of their apps (e.g. iTunes has at least a dozen additional keywords in the metadata) so removing it from the results will keep your results cleaner. Cheers, Vero
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    How to disable all alfred default searches?

    You can change Alfred's Fallback Searches easily as a Powerpack user. Take a look at the tutorial here: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/features/default-results/fallback-searches/ Cheers, Vero
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    System Commands not executing in Alfred

    @netwonder Welcome to the forum. Could you please take a look at Console.app and see what error messages might be appearing relating to these commands? Do any of the system commands work? If so, which are the commands that aren't working? Also, try restarting your Mac if you haven't already done so. Cheers, Vero
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    1Password Secure Notes

    @donmc I'd be interested in hearing a bit more about what you want to achieve with this - as it's likely to be possible. For example, would you always be opening the same secure note? Or would this be changing dynamically and need to be selected from your 1PW vault? For the former, it should be possible to work out the ID of the note and open it from a workflow. Would the URL and spreadsheet also remain the same or need to be selected dynamically? Cheers, Vero
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    Clipboard pasting isn't working after a time

    @alfredappuser Given the number of apps and tools you're running, it's likely that there is some interference from a third-party app, which means that the focus isn't taken by the correct app - or at least not quickly enough for the paste to happen normally. First, go to Alfred's preferences > Appearance > Options (bottom left) > Focusing: Set the focusing to Compatibility Mode. This makes Alfred's window operate slightly different, which can help with a scenario like this. If the issue you're seeing doesn't improve, try creating a new user account temporarily on your Mac, and see whether you experience the behaviour you've described with none of the other apps running. If everything works as expected, you can then start narrowing down which of the apps on your usual user account could be causing the interference. Let us know how you get on Cheers, Vero
  9. Vero

    Have to press Alfred keyboard command twice

    Hi @timlockridge and welcome to the forum Usually when Cmd + Space doesn't appear to respond as expected, it's because of one of the reasons highlighted here: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/troubleshooting/cmd-space/ In particular, take a look at your System Preferences > Siri, and disable the "Hold the Command key" option, in case you're holding the Cmd key and your Mac thinks you're calling up Siri. Cheers, Vero
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    Quick search for Mail.app keywords

    @mac98aop I've made it so you can use it as-is, and should work great for the use you described, so don't worry if you don't feel like fiddling with it any further Cheers, Vero
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    Quick search for Mail.app keywords

    @mac98aop Take a look at the workflow's objects, then duplicate them and modify them to your own needs... For example, the "emfrom" object searches Authors and Email addresses. You could add/remove Metadata fields to customise the search, and add content too. Now, if you prefer to split the queries, e.g. email from Jonny, THEN say what content to search for, here's a more advanced workflow, which dynamically configures the file filter. With this workflow, first type the name of your sender and press Return. Next, type the content you want to search for to filter your search results. https://www.dropbox.com/s/bht1bypqnaavmtd/Search Email by Author then Content.alfredworkflow?dl=0 This two-part workflow uses a JSON object in the middle to dynamically set the sender in the File Filter. I've also had a chat with @Andrew, as this has given us ideas on how to improve and simplify multi-argument searches for the future So you can look forward to even simpler ways of creating workflows like this one. Don't hesitate to modify this workflow and play with it to suit your own needs, and let us know how you get on! Cheers, Vero
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    Quick search for Mail.app keywords

    @mac98aop I created a Mail.app workflow that I still use a lot. It's very simple, but might suit your needs too You can search by author, subject line, content, etc... Of course, you could create your own keywords to search for combinations thereof, or for other available metadata Cheers, Vero
  13. @EricCartman This is unusual, as Dropbox folders are like any other folders on your Mac, provided they're not set up to use Smart Sync. You'll need to do a bit of troubleshooting on your own Mac, as this isn't a known issue. For example... Try creating a new folder in Dropbox. Is this folder found? Try creating a new folder on your Desktop, is it found? Try changing the name of your folder? Do you see numerous results for the keyword "scan" and this result might just be further down the list than what's visible? Provide a screenshot of your Default Results Alfred prefs and the exact path of the folder you're searching for Which version of Alfred and macOS are you using? Also, you can install the Alfred Metadata Tool and drag the folder in to see whether the folder has appropriate metadata to be found: https://cachefly.alfredapp.com/tools/AlfredMetadataTool_v1.1.zip Cheers, Vero
  14. @EricCartman There are two things I would encourage you to check: Dropbox have relatively recently added a Smart Sync feature (for business and family users at least) which lists a file without storing it locally on your Mac. Make sure that any files you want to find locally are stored locally: https://www.dropbox.com/help/desktop-web/smart-sync Open Spotlight's Privacy tab, drag in your Scan folder (or the whole Dropbox folder if you think the issue might apply to more than just that folder), wait 30 seconds. Drag the folder out, wait another 30 seconds. Dragging to Spotlight Privacy and back out is like a targetted reindex of just those files, and 30 seconds should gives macOS sufficient time to refresh its index for those folders and files. Try searching again and let me know how you get on. Cheers, Vero
  15. @Ovi Thanks for confirming it works on a new account. My earlier suggestion did not involve reinstalling Alfred, but rather following these steps: 1. Disable text expansion in Alfred's Features > Snippets preferences 2. Open System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Accessibility and remove Alfred Text Service 3. Go back to Alfred, enable text expansion, and follow the setup process again (which will re-add Alfred Text Service to the Accessibility prefs) This allows the permissions to be set once again, which may be sufficient to tell the newly upgraded macOS that you give Accessibility access to Alfred Text Service. Let me know how you get on. Cheers, Vero