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  1. It's also worth mentioning that since the original thread in 2013, Apple have subtly but opaquely changed how phone numbers (and other Contacts data) are handled in almost every macOS version. As such, trying to outsmart the OS formatting while supporting all macOS versions and formatting in every country's own format is a wild game. For this reason, presenting the results in the vanilla form you entered them in is the most sensible option at this time. Keep in mind that if you have actions associated to your phone numbers, e.g. if you have a contact action set so pressing return
  2. @Samādhi You'll first need to enable this in Alfred's Advanced preferences by checking both "store typed query" and "show latest if within 5 minutes" You'll then be good to go https://www.alfredapp.com/blog/tips-and-tricks/keep-your-latest-query-handy/
  3. @ryzor Thanks for sending your diagnostics across. I've checked on our Catalina Mac, and get the same behaviour as I do on Big Sur; Using the same file names you used, the hyphen word boundary is fine and files with those names are found. (The results are the same if I enable unintelligent search) I also wondered if you might've been using some odd unicode character that looks like a hyphen, but macOS also doesn't seem to take issue with those. To start troubleshooting this, I would encourage you to first disable unintelligent search, as there are better wa
  4. @ryzor Could you please provide more details as to which version of macOS and Alfred you're using? I've just replicated your exact file names in Big Sur, and words are always found after a hyphen. As such, I'm wondering if you're either on an older OS (where Apple have set different specifications for their word boundary based search), or having indexing issues of some sort. Having said that, it looks like you've either added jpgs to your default results, or turned on unintelligent search, which isn't optimal and is likely going to return a whole lot more results in you
  5. Thread update: Rebuilding the index eventually resolved the latest user's issue. Always follow the steps here in details, including granting Terminal Full Disk Access first: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/troubleshooting/indexing/#rebuild
  6. For anyone encountering the same issue as @drwatson in the future, the best first step to troubleshooting clipboard merge mis-triggering is to work out whether it happens only in one app, or in all apps. Or whether it happens only when particular other third-party apps (e.g. other clipboard tools) are running. In this case, it would've only happened with iTerm in focus, so can be narrowed down accordingly Cheers, Vero
  7. @Bi1l Could you please share a link to the exact workflow you're referring to? The earlier posts in the thread refer to Alfred's built-in Google Translate feature. Once the workflow is set up, which looks to be what you did in your first screenshot, using the workflow will depend on the keywords - which can be found in the workflow's preferences. Cheers, Vero
  8. @elblondo As suggested above, you could copy a specific folder, or just regularly backup your entire Alfred.alfredpreferences via Time Machine, which is the easiest way to get back to your preferences in the future (or get back to a particular time/state if you accidentally deleted or changed something)
  9. @drwatson Here are a few scenarios where clipboard may merge when it shouldn't: Another clipboard modifying app running concurrently Using an app that has its own clipboard feature (e.g. iTerm) Using a keyboard modifier app that may be triggering keys in the background Non-Apple third-party keyboard (I recall a Logitech keyboard that was triggering extra keys) Take a look at whether it's happening only in one app, or in any app (TextEdit is the ideal testing app as it's such a simple native one) Cheers, Vero
  10. @Steve Ball Given you've asked the same question by email, please follow the instructions I've provided in my email as I don't wish to duplicate support queries. Let us know how you get on. Cheers, Vero
  11. @Steve Ball Once you've established that the metadata is missing, you can follow the steps in the troubleshooting guide: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/troubleshooting/indexing/#troubleshooting Most likely, once you've reindexed your Mac by carefully following step 5, your files should be found. Cheers, Vero
  12. @gingerbeardman Could you give me more details of your resolution and setup? I use a 25" screen in portrait mode for my second display and there's quite a bit of space remaining around the preferences. Are you using a very low resolution monitor or set your display to be scaled to larger than default? And is this your second display? Or do you use it as your primary, in which case I would imagine an awful lot of apps don't fit comfortably. While this remains a very corner case, I'd be curious to understand the dimensions and settings you're working with for future refer
  13. @Ben100 Looks like you might be experiencing the same issue as the user in this thread, where macOS is being slow at returning contacts and holding up Alfred. As Andrew said, we'll be looking at moving the contacts access check off the main thread, but for now, if you open the macOS Permissions to Security & Privacy and untick Alfred from having access to contacts, this should prevent macOS from holding up Alfred. Also, perhaps try restarting your Mac in case the macOS Contacts service has failed, as I believe most users only encountered that issue once with
  14. @nikivi @Benben Alfred searches snippet content, but begins from a word boundary, so it won't find something mid-way through a URL. If you need to search for something that isn't at the start of a word boundary, prefix it with a wildcard star, e.g. "*learn" in the case of nikivi's example. It's a fine balancing act between showing snippets for broad enough content, without drowning the top of the results so much that your clipboard items can never come to the top. Cheers, Vero
  15. @rodarmor Taking a look at @deanishe's response, he's covered quite thoroughly why workflows in default results isn't a very good solution, and warnings are never enough. Having said that, just in case you hadn't spotted it, did you see that you can add your workflow with a workflow trigger as a fallback search result? https://www.alfredapp.com/help/workflows/triggers/fallback-search/ While it's not the same as including workflow results into your default results, it's a great way to bounce over to your workflow if you forgot to prefix your search with the
  16. @Sunny Could you please provide more details on what your settings are on your MBP 13"? Have you switched your display to the largest text size? Alfred's preferences can fit with space to spare on a 13" even when selecting a display scaled to one level larger than default. When choosing the largest text size scaling, macOS notifies the user that apps may not fit entirely on the screen. As Andrew said in 2020, the whole preferences would need to be redesigned to allow the window to scale beyond what it already accommodates, so we'll keep this in mind as pr
  17. @zzzrx Welcome to the forum. Could you take a look at whether Smart Sync is enabled in Dropbox? https://help.dropbox.com/installs-integrations/sync-uploads/smart-sync This is a feature where files aren't stored locally, and the local "files" are just markers for the cloud-stored files. If this is enabled, I can see why these results wouldn't be found as their metadata will be patchy. When the files are stored locally using Dropbox, they should have complete metadata. Cheers, Vero
  18. @Howon You can remove Alfred 1.2 and install Alfred 4 from alfredapp.com, so that you're using the most current version. Apple have moved certain apps in recent macOS updates, and Alfred 4 is aware of these new paths Cheers, Vero
  19. @Avatar Provided the Mega Supporter license is used on Macs that are for your use, and not shared workstations, our licensing system gives a little more flexibility. If you hit an activation limit and are unable to activate any more, contact us and we'll be happy to help you Fundamentally, with both license types, the key point is that the license is for one individual, not for sharing. Cheers, Vero
  20. @bo123x I do apologise that between 11:37pm on Saturday night and 9:52pm on Sunday night, I didn't reply to your email. Please keep in mind that everyone here is only human. Kind people like @vitor, and people like Andrew and I who work our hardest to support users. We're not machines and do occasionally attempt to have a few hours at a time where we don't look at the support inbox. Cheers, Vero
  21. @Guillaumbzig Welcome to the forum Could you please fill in your Powerpack email address in your forum profile if you're a Powerpack user? Cheers, Vero
  22. @Alan He If you take a look at the subtext for Airdrop, it says "Open Airdrop in Finder", rather than jut the path as it would for Safari, etc. This is because Airdrop, like Finder, isn't listed there as an app, but added to Alfred's results by us. As such, results like Airdrop and Finder can't be removed by excluding from the macOS index. There's no way to remove them, but we'll keep this in mind. Cheers, Vero
  23. @jdavyd Ok so what I can gauge from this is that you installed 1Password 7 at some stage, and enabled the third-party integration feature which created the file, but then switched back to 1Password 6. Possible? Alfred looks for the most recent version of 1Password, and the legacy file from your foray into using 1PW 7 is still there. Before making any of the changes below, please back up your 1Password data, then: - Disable 1Password integration in 1PW 6's Advanced preferences, in other words, doing the opposite of step 1 here: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/feature
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