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  1. @rtlong Can you please provide more details about your setup? Which version of macOS are you using? Which version of Alfred are you using? What Mac + monitor setup do you use? (e.g. retina or not, do you change setup between laptop and external screen) Users who've reported experiencing an issue with this seem to disappear and not come back with further questions after these suggestions, so it's difficult for us to establish *what* is the source of the issue to help future users. This leads me to believe the solution is very simple, but once users don't experience the issue anymore, they don't think of sharing their solution. Cheers, Vero
  2. @ionstorm Thanks for providing some details; Here are a few more questions to help establish what's going on Do you sync your preferences? If so, to what service and what is the exact path? There's a possibility that if you're using a service where the file isn't available on wake (e.g. Google Drive), Alfred doesn't think you have any customisations and reverts to default preferences, in which case he'd switch back to Alt + Space, the default hotkey. Do you have an external screen? Do you plug and unplug from it? Some users have reported Alfred not appearing on screen after wake, but it turns out that Catalina has mis-configured the screen dimensions and Alfred is really appearing off the visible screen. In that case, you should be able to use your hotkey, blindly type an app name and launch it. Do you have any errors in Console after wake? If you fully quit Karabiner and any other apps that may be interfering, does the issue still occur? Cheers, Vero
  3. @afzalive More relevant than Alfred build versions (which are unlikely to be the source of your slow results), which version of macOS are you using? Alfred relies on the macOS metadata, so if you've recently updated to Catalina, there's likely an issue with the underlying metadata index. Are you seeing "Waiting for results from macOS..." when doing a file search? When you see the "Waiting for results" in Alfred, it is Alfred waiting for the macOS metadata server to return file results to him, and the performance at this point is entirely outside of Alfred's control. Having said that, it is quite unusual to see this message in Alfred. First, make sure you're using Alfred 4.0.6+. There are then a few things to try to fix the issue in Catalina: Reset Alfred's default search scope in the Features > Default Results to make sure Alfred isn't looking in any locations that are no longer relevant. Rebuild the macOS metadata index using the shortcut in Alfred's Advanced preferences. Temporarily create a new user account, switch to that user and see the performance on that account, in case any other installed apps on your main profile are interfering with search interactions / performance. Let us know how you get on. Cheers, Vero
  4. @bubbabr You could create a File Filter workflow for PDFs with an Open File action, where you specify the app the file should be opened in. Cheers, Vero
  5. @outsider If you want to disable Snippets altogether temporarily, just type ?snip into Alfred to pop up the Snippets preferences and uncheck the box in the top right to disable expansion Cheers, Vero
  6. @raguay.customct This all sounds highly unusual, and seems to be unique to your Mac. Have you tried basic troubleshooting steps? For example: Do you see this issue at all if you create a new temporary user account on your Mac and launch Alfred there? Does the issue occur after you restart your Mac? Are you experiencing any other oddities on your Mac outside of Alfred, such as performance issues, quirkiness? Cheers, Vero
  7. You will need to grant Airmail full disk access as it will be Airmail attempting to access the file for attachment.
  8. @Ehler Catalina requires more granular permissions for apps, so it may be that you need to grant Airmail Full Disk Access under System Prefs > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Full Disk Access. If you add Airmail there, do attachments start working as expected? Cheers, Vero
  9. @orokusaki Are you using any third party tools that might be using Shift + 8 for something else, resulting in the error beep you're hearing? It's normal for Alfred to say "Please enter a valid expression" when 2* is entered, as Alfred is just waiting for you to finish your calculation to give you a result. If you're unable to work out what's causing the beep, try the following: - Quit all third-party apps and tools, try again - Try creating a temporary user account on your Mac (no need to activate your Powerpack license on that profile, as the calculator is a core/free version feature) and see if you get the same beep Cheers, Vero
  10. @snsokstan Take a look at the Unicode date formats here and search for milliseconds for more details of how you should format your date: http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr35/tr35-31/tr35-dates.html#Date_Format_Patterns There's both fractional seconds and milliseconds in day, so take a look at what you prefer and their respective formats. Cheers, Vero
  11. @Yago Did you take a look at the thread above and follow Andrew's suggestions to choose a theme without background blur, or set the background blur of your theme to zero? Cheers, Vero
  12. Sorry, it had picked up the bracket as part of the link - I've moved it to avoid that I'm also moving this thread out of bugs and into discussion & help as it's not a bug. Cheers, Vero
  13. @Richard D Could you please let us know which version of Alfred and macOS you're using? This is fairly vital information when posting an issue. Assuming you're on Catalina, there are two possible sources of this issue: 1. Display issue Do you use an external screen occasionally? One possibility is that if macOS has to switch between retina and non-retina, it loses resolution of where your visible screen is and is actually showing Alfred off-screen. If that's the case, you should be able to hit Cmd + Space and type something that will give you a predictable result like "Safari" for example, and hit return and see the action actually performed. This shows that Alfred is still functioning but just not visible. First, go to Alfred's Appearance > Options preferences and choose to not save Alfred's window position (top right of the preferences). 2. Forgetting the hotkey Alternatively, if you sync your preferences in a location that isn't available when your Mac wakes up, Alfred won't have access to the preferences and will revert to Alt + Space and all the default preferences. If you're not sure, let me know what your sync path is and I'll help you out. If you're using something like Google Drive or other non-local storage location, change it to a more reliable option so that the preferences are available instantly on wake. Let us know how you get on. Cheers, Vero
  14. @Arch1m3d3s Can you please try setting the sync location to a local folder as suggested to see if you're getting more predictable behaviour? iCloud can be unpredictable, and has changed throughout Catalina betas and early general release builds. Generally, we recommend ensuring that you disable Optimised Storage and that you keep a backup of your preferences, e.g. via Time Machine, in case iCloud does something unexpected. Here's more information about Optimised Storage: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207236 Cheers, Vero
  15. @Arch1m3d3s Welcome to the forum Could you please let me know whether you sync your Alfred preferences? If so, what's your sync path? You can refresh your memory by looking at the Alfred Advanced preferences, where you'll see it in the bottom right. If you're using an external volume or a sync service where your preferences aren't stored locally, my guess is that Alfred can no longer find the preferences when you reopen your Mac - at least until the sync folder becomes available again. It's also worth noting that Option + Space is Alfred's default combo. We don't set Cmd + Space by default, as it's used by default by Spotlight, and we want to give users the choice to set Cmd + Space rather than override existing hotkeys. If you set your sync folder to a completely local path (e.g. your Desktop or Documents folder) temporarily, see what kind of behaviour you get. Cheers, Vero
  16. @jayhlee These are two different modes; In Alfred's default results, Cmd + number actions the result (e.g. if it's an app, it'll launch the app, if it's a folder, it opens the folder, and if it's a custom search, it performs the search in your default browser) In File Navigation mode (which is the mode you enter with the Previous Path hotkey), Enter navigates into the folder As such, the preferences under File Search > Navigation only apply to the File Navigation mode. If you want to navigate into a folder from Default Results, you can use Cmd + down to enter File Navigation mode and browse the contents of a folder. Cheers, Vero
  17. @Neulsaem Ha I've merged your post into this thread, as it seems to be the same issue. Take a look at Andrew's response above for more details: Cheers, Vero
  18. @sandinmyjoints @luckman212 It may be more reliable to simply create a simple workflow with a Keyword input (with no argument) to Launch Apps/Files. Generally, Comments and Tags should work, but macOS is a funny beast and occasionally can take a while to reflect the change you've made into the metadata. Using a workflow is an immediate way to do it. You can then even remove the real Slack app from Alfred's results by dragging it to Spotlight's Privacy and typing "reload" into Alfred. You'll then only see the "slack" keyword you created. Cheers, Vero
  19. @face How did you set up your Features > Default Results? Alfred will show the most relevant results for your search, and will learn from your usage (showing the most relevant results at the top) I would recommend keeping only essential file types selected, but am guessing you've either added a lot of file types to the defaults, or ticked Unintelligent search. Keeping those results efficient is the best way to ensure you only get the results you want. You can then expand your search to include more results by pressing the spacebar before your search. You'll find more details in this guide: https://www.alfredapp.com/blog/tips-and-tricks/beginners-guide-to-alfred-searching-your-mac-and-the-web/ Cheers, Vero
  20. @face You can add Alfred manually: In Accessibility, click the + button and choose Alfred from the apps folder. Cheers, Vero
  21. @speedypete962 Yes, the clipboard includes images and files, something @deanishe might have forgotten Make sure that you've enabled Images and Files in the Clipboard preferences: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/features/clipboard/#clipboard-history Cheers, Vero
  22. @sfdukester Have you rebuilt your Mac's index by going to Alfred's Advanced preferences > Rebuild macOS Metadata? Once that process completes (it can take up to an hour), type "reload" into Alfred to refresh the application cache. Cheers, Vero
  23. @luckman212 Alfred doesn't cache any of this data, and operates directly with the Contacts API. I've tried this on Mojave and there's no latency between changing a contact's details and the change being visible in Alfred. I'll take a look when I next use our Catalina testing Mac as well. Have you tried restarting your Mac in case it's a Catalina issue that can be resolved with a reboot? Cheers, Vero
  24. @jedimariachi First, welcome to the forum and thanks for the mental picture of a Jedi Mariachi... It sounds like you'd be best served by the Snippets feature; If you're not familiar with it, you can save pre-defined text, which you can then trigger by typing a few characters. You can find out more here: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/features/snippets/ Also, take a look at the Clipboard History feature, as this would allow you to quickly search items you've recently copied, even if you haven't saved them as snippets: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/features/clipboard/ Cheers, Vero
  25. What about if you try to add an app other than Alfred? Does the same issue occur? Have you tried restarting your Mac in case it's gotten itself into a funk? Cheers, Vero
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