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  1. @rhinoid First, welcome to the forum, and glad you're joining us As you can imagine, Andrew and I did not create and write this forum platform ourselves; We're using a commercial platform called IPBoard. As with every single platform out there, there are pros and cons. With regards to the captchas, I just went and created a test account so that I could identify the hiccup areas and report it to IPBoard's support, in the hope that we can improve the user experience, but I was registered in a blink. Having said that, I'll be investigating the alternatives to this Captcha option to see if I can find a more straightforward one. I wish we didn't have to use any captchas at all, but unfortunately, we've had spates of significant spam registrations, which wastes a huge amount of time for us and for our wonderful forum moderators, as well as making it generally unpleasant for forum users. The moderators are people who give their time generously to help Alfred users, not to waste time on spam management. Don't worry, we can tell a spammer question from a legitimate one, so you're safe I'm sure you'll quickly discover that this is a friendly, and incredibly helpful community. Cheers, Vero
  2. @Guy Stan Could you please check if you have any other apps that modify the clipboard? Cmd + X isn't a hotkey used by Alfred by default, so it's either behaviour from a workflow or a third-party app. Does this happen in every app or only specific ones? If it's in every app, then something's having a global impact, while if it only happens in a specific app, check that app's preferences for anything that makes Cmd + X behave in such a way. To check hotkeys for your workflows, go to the Workflows tab > Click the cog at the top of the sidebar and choose Show Hotkeys to see them all at a glance. Cheers, Vero
  3. @Hattrick Please update to Alfred 4.0.6 pre-release (by going to the Update tab > choosing "pre-releases" from the dropdown at the bottom and updating), which includes iTunes specific improvements. Cheers, Vero
  4. In macOS Catalina, Apple have removed access for third-party apps to Mail.app results by excluding it from the Spotlight metadata that apps like Alfred can use to return results. As such, the workflow won't return any results, as macOS no longer returns any Mail results. Here's a thread including responses from an Apple employee explaining what's happened to the Spotlight index. Within this thread, there's a somewhat possible workaround of copying the Mail folder to a different folder within your Home folder (e.g. in Documents), it becomes indexable. However, we can't advise doing this and you'd be doing so at your own risk, as it could cause other issues. https://forums.developer.apple.com/thread/121187#379221 We are hopeful that Apple will realise that this is necessary to third-parties and bring this back. Cheers, Vero
  5. @dansmans Search should work smoothly in Catalina, and both Spotlight and Alfred should be returning search results. Alfred relies on the underlying macOS index maintained by Spotlight, so once you get your Spotlight index working, Alfred should also return results. It sounds like you've tried quite a variety of things already, and we also generally recommend rebuilding your Mac's index when no results are returned, but here's our indexing troubleshooting guide in case it provides further insight: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/troubleshooting/indexing/ Beyond this, you may have a botched Catalina upgrade, and while we can't recommend that you reinstall, you may choose that it's the best step forward. Cheers, Vero
  6. @Iván Vallés Alfred doesn't limit or filter this in any way, and will return everything that is provided by your selected Dictionary. It's possible that Apple's API is only providing a subset of results for two characters, due to the large number of matching results. [Moved to Discussion & Help] Cheers, Vero
  7. @Bertrand Welcome to the forum. Depending on how you've got your Contacts set up, this is the first place to start: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/troubleshooting/finding-contacts/#duplicates Cheers, Vero
  8. @daniel333 Could you please also go through the standard steps for Snippets and Clipboard, ensuring you've activated the features themselves? https://www.alfredapp.com/help/features/snippets/auto-expansion/ https://www.alfredapp.com/help/features/clipboard/#clipboard-history Once you've done this, if the issue persists, please provide more details as to the issue you're seeing so that we can help you further, starting with the version of Alfred and macOS you're using. Snippets: Are your snippets definitely ticked for auto-expansion? What happens when you type your snippet shortcut? Does it disappear? Do you hear the beep for expansion, or an error beep? This will help establish at which stage the issue is happening and what may be misconfigured on your Mac What application are you testing this in? We recommend TextEdit as a basic native app to test in, to avoid the external factors brought in by non-native apps or website. For the clipboard: When you show the Clipboard History, are items being copied to it? Do you use any hotkey modifiers (e.g. something where Cmd + V isn't used to paste), another clipboard manager that may be interfering, etc The more information you can provide, the more likely we can help you out. Cheers, Vero
  9. @Maruan This is a long-standing bug in macOS where keyboard focus isn't allowed, and something we've been aware of for many versions. We've raised it with Apple on many occasions and there have been no changes in macOS to allow this over the years. You'll find one of Andrew's original answers to this here: [Moved to Closed as we're aware/monitoring but are unable to make any further changes without Apple's help] Cheers, Vero
  10. @Rolli Welcome to the forum! As well as the suggestion Vitor made, it may be that your search scope doesn't include the new apps path required by Catalina. If you open the preferences to Features > Default Results, ensure that the "macOS Applications folder" checkbox is ticked. Beyond that, if you go through the macOS index rebuild from Alfred's Advanced preferences, do you see any error messages in Terminal? It may be that there's a deeper indexing issue on your Mac or a botched Catalina install. Cheers, Vero
  11. @pzgz Could you please specify: Which version of Alfred and Catalina are you using specifically? Which apps aren't returning recent documents? Did you grant Alfred Full Disk Access in the accessibility preferences? The Recent Documents feature works well in our testing for native macOS apps; Certain non-native apps like Microsoft Word have never returned recent documents, as they're stored in an illegible format that Alfred can't use. Cheers, Vero
  12. @LeaXDC Alfred requires Accessibility in order to paste to frontmost app, not Automation, so that's not the issue If you've upgraded to Catalina, you may want to go back to the Accessibility permissions and remove/re-add Alfred, just in case Catalina has fluffed something (it's unfortunately still fairly buggy, even in its public release form). Are you having issues pasting to all apps or only specific ones? Are you running any other clipboard tools or keyboard modifiers that could be interfering with Alfred's normal operation? Beyond this, you can also try creating a temporary new user account on your Mac and test it there to ensure it's working as expected. Cheers, Vero
  13. @LeaXDC As stated in the "Request Permissions" preferences that you provided a screenshot for, "macOS will automatically request the options the first time they're needed" As such, if Alfred isn't listed in Automation, you haven't used any feature that requires it. Is there anything in particular that's not working for you that may have made you think you needed Automation? Also, yes, it's up to Catalina to grant permissions and retain these permissions between beta updates; This isn't up to the third-party apps. As for the PS relating to the captchas, this forum is based on a platform called IPBoard; We haven't designed it and have limited control over the precise layout and design of it. Unfortunately, I can't redesign the signup page. Cheers, Vero
  14. @redwilly Which version of Alfred are you using? I'm guessing you're on an older version of Alfred, so I'd recommend downloading Alfred 4 from our website and requesting your Alfred 4 free upgrade (as I can see you have a Mega Supporter license) To get your free Alfred 4 Powerpack license code, you need to request it here by entering your old license details. This is also where you have the opportunity to become a Legendary Supporter if you wish: https://www.alfredapp.com/shop/upgrade/ You'll then be issued a new license by email, which you'll be able to use to activate in Alfred 4. [Edited to add: Apple have changed the location of default apps in macOS Catalina. In Alfred 3 & 4, we've reflected this change in the search scope Alfred looks for, but if you're still using an older version, Alfred 1 and 2 aren't aware of this location change.] Cheers, Vero
  15. @akido Type "reload" into Alfred to force the application cache to be refreshed; You're seeing the pre-Catalina and Catalina location for your apps, so reloading will remove any old legacy locations. Cheers, Vero
  16. @AndrewS Did you follow the same steps highlighted by @bibek? Without accessibility permissions (which you'll need to grant if you've just upgraded your OS), Alfred won't be able to auto-paste. Cheers, Vero
  17. @chajes Could you give us examples of what you're searching for? Where are the files located? Are the relevant paths included in Alfred's search scope in Features > Default Results? What file types are they? What are you typing into Alfred when searching? If you can provide some more information, we'll be happy to help you out, but at this point, you haven't given a single example since your first post. Cheers, Vero
  18. @psifertex Take a look at Alfred's Features > System preferences, where you can add any drives you want to the Blacklist (including wildcarded names). These are the defaults, so if you don't see them, click the "reset" button. You can then drag any further drives to ignore into the list. Cheers, Vero
  19. @firesofmay This would definitely be a job for snippets: You can save a snippet from the Clipboard History Viewer by pressing Cmd + S on it and giving it a name - no need to think about expansion keywords or anything fancy. You can then save it as a non-expanding snippet, in a collection that's just a scratchpad. Periodically, you can then delete the contents of the snippet collection. Cheers, Vero
  20. @tga Drop us an email on our info@ address and we'll help you get that updated Cheers, Vero
  21. @Matt! Do you also run VLC on macOS? Take a look at the thread below, where fellow users confirm that Alfred is just one of the many things that can trigger the visual glitch caused by VLC. We recommend reporting this to VLC, but you can work around it in Alfred by setting the theme you're using to use no blur. Cheers, Vero
  22. @chriscalo Take a look at the Calculator preferences and set your preferred thousand separators so that thousands are set to commas: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/features/calculator/ Cheers, Vero
  23. It's always a case of hoping Apple don't make invisible changes that affect iCloud, but at this time, if you disable Optimised Storage (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207236) on your Macs, it may be sufficiently reliable for syncing. We always recommend keeping an up to date Time Machine as a backup Cheers, Vero
  24. @AndroidKitKat If you can locate your VM apps, you can drag them into the Spotlight Privacy folder. Once you've done that, type "reload" into Alfred to refresh the app cache, and your VM apps will no longer show up in your results. Cheers, Vero
  25. This is now the actual location of apps in Catalina. Andrew is planning on adding a bit of logic to be able to show the virtual locations of the apps (/Applications/.../) in a future release Cheers, Vero
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