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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. @p3av8r That'll be the next step then, establishing which plugin is likely interfering. I use Alfred's snippets in Gmail in Safari (no browser extensions) on Big Sur hundreds of times a day, so I'm confident that when nothing external is interfering, your snippets should work perfectly. Cheers, Vero
  2. @andy4222 When the snippets aren't expanding, did you check whether you're seeing the secure input error message highlighted here? https://www.alfredapp.com/help/troubleshooting/snippets/#secure-input It's likely that if snippets are working normally the rest of the time, in that time where they don't expand, the error message would indicate which app or service on your Mac is enabling secure input. During that time, Alfred (and any other app that relies on knowing your keystrokes) will be blind to what you're typing, and no snippets will be expanded. Once you can establish what app, plugin, etc is causing that, disabling or uninstalling it should resolve it for you Cheers, Vero
  3. @p3av8r Welcome to the forum Could you please test text expansion in TextEdit specifically? When you try to expand your snippets in TextEdit, what behaviour do you see exactly? Does the issue of partial expansion / pasting the current clipboard happen only in a particular app, browser window, etc? If you can narrow down the exact scenario where the issue happens, you may find that it's in a non-native app or browser that's being weighted down by plugins that slow it down. You can try slowing down key events: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/troubleshooting/snippets/#partial Let me know how you get on. Cheers, Vero
  4. @GatorMapi You should copy the entire Alfred.alfredpreferences file, not individual items within it if you're looking to set up a new Mac. You could also sync the first Mac to Dropbox, if you're keeping both Macs for personal use: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/advanced/sync/ If you want specific workflows, you can export them by right-clicking them in the sidebar in Alfred's Workflows tab and choose Export Cheers, Vero
  5. @LSDog We're indeed aware that Packal is now offline. It was a site created and maintained by a lovely community member many years ago, but was not directly affiliated with us. We'll be updating areas of our website that still refer to Packal, and providing links to both our own and community-created workflows very soon In the meantime, as @vitor suggests, this forum is your best starting point if you're looking for any particular workflows or need help creating your own! Cheers, Vero
  6. @dmoz Welcome to the forum Alfred's Clipboard History doesn't interfere with Universal Clipboard between your Apple devices. If you can get Universal Clipboard working between your Macs (ignoring Alfred for a moment, just between your macOS clipboards), then Alfred will integrate happily. Once you've got that working, you can open Alfred's Clipboard History and use Cmd + C on an item and macOS will send it to your other device. And similarly, if you copy on another device, it'll show up in Alfred's Clipboard History if you uncheck the option to ignore it. Let me know how you get on. Cheers, Vero
  7. @hugoforbes88 Welcome to the forum Cachefly is the Content Delivery Network we use, so you may either have hit a CDN node that is temporarily unavailable (very rare these days), you may have something on your Mac restricting your connection (Little Snitch, browser plugin or proxy settings) or you may be on a restricted network (e.g. some corporate networks, coffee shops, etc limit their users). If the issue persists, drop us an email on info@ and I'll take a further look. Cheers, Vero
  8. @teottdel You can drag Alfred from your Applications folder to your Dock at the bottom if your screen if you'd like to be able to click on it to show the Alfred bar.
  9. @teottdel Are you aware that the Clipboard History has its own hotkey combo? If you use Cmd + Alt + C, you can pop up the Clipboard Viewer, choose your clipboard item either by using the down arrow to find the right recent one, or by typing a few letters of the clip you're looking for. When you press Enter, Alfred will paste it to the frontmost app. That's the most efficient way to use Clipboard History Cheers, Vero
  10. As per my reply from a few years ago, selecting the recent file a few times while using the specific keyword you want it to match should be all it takes to teach Alfred you want the new file. As @deanishe said, resetting the Knowledge should not be necessary, and is only needed in the rare instance where Alfred seems to stop learning new matches for specific keywords. Resetting the knowledge will re-create the file where this information is stored, which clears any possible macOS file corruption or permissions issue with the file itself. Cheers, Vero
  11. @Danathar Over the past 5 years or so, Apple's been in a transient state, changing the way third parties can interact with Music. Alfred's iTunes Mini Player was originally intended to work with your local music library. Overhauling the Mini Player so that it works directly with the new Apple MusicKit API - which is currently only available in the macOS 12 Beta - would be a significant undertaking, and only something that we would do if there is significant demand for the feature. Cheers, Vero
  12. @duckinm Alfred doesn't natively search your Keychain or macOS passwords. However, it does have 1Password integration built in. Cheers, Vero
  13. @quesogrande Welcome to the forum Alfred's clipboard database is stored in your Application Support folder; Do you have any apps that try to "tidy" or remove caches, or could be causing the clipboard database to be removed periodically? Does the clipboard history go back to when you last restarted your Mac? I can see you've been using Alfred for a few years so how long ago did this issue start? If you're using macOS Monterey beta, or have any unusual setup on your Mac (e.g. OS installed on the non-default drive, etc), let me know as this may be playing a part in the issue you're seeing.
  14. @Daniel Heffernan Welcome to the forum May I ask why you don't just create a snippet for this, if your workflow is just a keyword to a dynamic text snippet expansion? You could then just type a shortcut (mine is "ddate") to paste today's date without first having to pop up Alfred. In terms of your workflow, please click on the squiggly brackets button and check whether you've checked the "Ignore Dynamic Placeholders" option. This should not be checked (and isn't checked by default). Let me know how you get on Cheers, Vero
  15. Have you taken a look at the File Troubleshooting steps, including dropping files in to see their metadata? It's likely that there's an underlying indexing issue if files aren't showing up. If you provide more details of the output from the troubleshooter, we'll be happy to help
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