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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. snippets places {cursor} inwron position

    @timpish Which app are you seeing this in? Launch Alfred's prefs to Features > Snippets and click the cog in the top right. Under Tweaking, slow down the simulated key events speed. In some situations - on older, slower Macs, or in non-standard software - it's necessary to slow down pasting and cursor positioning. It's a nearly invisible difference, but allows apps with slower response to handle actions in the right order. Cheers, Vero
  2. Recent files not listing correctly

    Hi @carlsen Welcome to the forum! As I can see from your screenshot that you're a Powerpack user, could you please fill in your Powerpack email address in your forum profile? This is only visible to admins, but allows us to confirm your Powerpack status. I'll then be happy to help you out further. Cheers, Vero
  3. Search email?

    @Jasondm007 I've had a look around, and it doesn't seem possible to show the result in Mail within its conversation, based on what Mail itself allows. For the message recency side of things, I'd suggest copying one of the existing filters within the workflow, and adding a Date Range: This won't necessarily show the messages in date order, but will exclude anything older than the date range you select, making results cleaner for you. Cheers, Vero
  4. @Tom Barbaro Has your Clipboard History been stable since our last exchange?
  5. @timpish Welcome to the forum As Vitor suggested, your best bet is to use Snippet Triggers within workflows; If you take a look at the Workflows tab, and click the [+] in the bottom left, under Getting Started, you'll find a Snippet Triggers example. In this workflow, the last example is what you're looking for; Choosing an option from a list and pasting to the frontmost app. In this case, the name of the sender is being picked, but you could pick the whole block of text to be pasted using your signature. To trigger it, type your snippet keyword, pick from the list and hit return to paste. It's created through the Workflows framework but works exactly as snippets do. Cheers, Vero
  6. @Shashank Please fill in your Powerpack email address in your forum profile, so that I can confirm your Powerpack status, and I'll then be happy to help you further with workflows-related questions. Cheers, Vero
  7. @Shashank Welcome to the forum! It sounds like there might be some corruption your Mac or with the download, as you should only ever have to give access to your Contacts once, and it'll be remembered in your preferences. Delete Alfred from your Applications folder and follow these steps to remove all Alfred preferences: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/troubleshooting/reset-alfred/ Once you've done this, download Alfred from this link to get started from fresh: https://cachefly.alfredapp.com/Alfred_3.4.1_860.dmg Cheers, Vero
  8. @kurto Right-click on a snippet and choose "Move to...", and choose the destination collection Cheers, Vero
  9. Hi @Tom Barbaro and welcome to the forum! It sounds like your Clipboard History database may have been deleted, resulting in your copied data disappearing. Restarting Alfred would have then resulted in a new clipboard database being created. Are you using any third-party cleanup tools who may have treated Alfred's clipboard database as a temporary cache and decided to delete it? Alternatively, did you change which Alfred preferences Alfred is pointing to using the sync feature in the Advanced prefs? Cheers, Vero
  10. @nikivi It's difficult to understand exactly what's happening without an actual explanation, but by "bugging out", do you mean that the Alfred window loses focus before you've pressed return or chosen your item from the list? If I interpret correctly what you're trying to show, it looks like something is stealing focus from Alfred. As far as the List Filter object goes, there's nothing special about it, so there's no reason for it to disappear before you make your selection. Have you tried running your workflow on a completely fresh user account/Mac? I can't see your Mac's menu bar in the screen capture, but please take a look at the apps and menubar tools you're using, just in case one of these is trying to take over focus? Temporarily disable anything non-essential in Accessibility and any keyboard modifiers. Cheers, Vero
  11. Spotlight Features in Alfred

    Hi @kodiak and welcome to the forum! The Powerpack includes a vast number of features that Spotlight doesn't touch on; Clipboard History and Snippet text expansion, the workflows framework which allows you to create your own plus a wealth of workflows created by community members, file navigation and file actions, and much more! Quite a few of these already exist in Alfred, so here are a few answers and helpful links: There are numerous wonderful currency and measurement conversion workflows available to do exactly this By using workflows, it gives you flexibility as each workflow can get data from different sources so you can pick the one you prefer. Don't hesitate to actually try things in Alfred - You can do exactly that. There's also an advanced calculator (see Features > Calculator for details) Type "define" or "spell" in Alfred followed by your search term and you'll see results in-line. More details under Features > Dictionary. By design, we decided not to include all of the keywords Apple include in the metadata for System Preferences. For example, here are the keywords for the "Desktop & Screen Saver" System Prefs: com_apple_system_prefs_keywords = "photographs background desktop wallpaper pattern customize photos pictures desk top wall paper customized customizing customization Desktop picture passwords lock disable start feeds news headlines iTunes albums art random screensavers newsfeeds pass words locking disabling starting Screen saver active screen corners Hot Show clock with" It's a complete mess of irrelevant keywords, and it'd be far more frustrating to have Desktop & Screensaver as a suggested result for "news", "itunes" or "art"! Having said that, you can add keywords for apps for your own use by simply creating a workflow with a keyword connected to the app you want to launch. It takes two seconds, and it's far more focused to your own needs. https://www.alfredapp.com/help/workflows/inputs/keyword/ This relates to Finder behaviour rather than Alfred; Finder lets you say that you want things to open in new tabs instead of new windows, but in my experience, depending on the version of macOS you're using, this is more or less reliable. Hope this answers a few of your questions; I would suggest taking a look at Alfred's Features, and clicking the question mark in the corner to see the documentation for each feature Cheers, Vero
  12. @hfr Take a look at Alfred's built-in workflows by going to the Workflows tab, clicking on the [+] at the bottom of the sidebar, and choosing Templates > Clipboard > Paste as plain text from hotkey. All you need to do is set your hotkey! This workflow should do what you need, just in case you prefer to use the built-in option Cheers, Vero
  13. Help for a basic workflow

    @threezerotwo Yep, workflow works absolutely fine, and looks completely standard. As per @deanishe's questions, it's likely to be an external factor, such as keyboard modifiers, causing a mix-up. You mentioned you're using Alfred 3.4.1; Just in case you're using this workflow on more than one Mac and one is on an older version, make sure you update to 3.4.1, as LinkedIn changed their URL structure fairly recently, and we updated accordingly. Could you provide more details if the above doesn't help? - What hotkeys are you setting? - Are you using any third-party keyboard modifiers? - What's in your clipboard at the time of using the hotkey? - What behaviour are you seeing? Nothing launching at all (e.g. hearing the error sound?), browser not loading the correct page, etc? The more info you provide, the easier we can help you work out what's happening Cheers, Vero
  14. Help for a basic workflow

    @threezerotwo Could you share your workflow again? I've tested it myself and it works perfectly fine once Excel is removed from the Related apps Cheers, Vero
  15. Snippet Help

    @sepulchra Here's an example workflow I created where you can chain inputs (three list filters in this case): https://www.dropbox.com/s/eqq91b8tyxom5t1/Chaining inputs for a Snippet Trigger.alfredworkflow?dl=0 Each item doesn't have to be a List Filter, as you can combine list filters, free text, scripts, etc. You'll find examples of each of these in the Getting Started > Snippet Triggers built-in workflow, and some more info here: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/workflows/triggers/snippet/snippet-triggers-with-dynamic-inputs/ Cheers, Vero