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  1. @amstrong32 The best way to do this is by creating a small workflow with a file nickname, as per the "App nickname" example in this post: https://www.alfredapp.com/blog/tips-and-tricks/how-to-get-the-results-you-want-in-alfred-every-time/ You can even use Spotlight's Privacy feature to stop Slack from appearing in your search results if you prefer. Just make sure you type "reload" into Alfred when you've dragged the app to Spotlight Privacy. Cheers, Vero
  2. @cdispoto Which version of Alfred are you using? Cheers, Vero
  3. @chris When you first picked a spot in Dropbox, did it say "Alfred will use these existing preferences" or "Alfred's preferences will be copied to this folder"? We try to make the difference between using a pre-existing set of preferences that was already present, and copying your existing preferences to the new location abundantly clear in this process, so that if you select an existing set of preferences, it doesn't get overwritten. Glad you're all sorted though. Cheers, Vero
  4. @trytwowheels Take a look at the "Adding keywords as nicknames" section of this blog post. A really quick little workflow is the easiest way to do this https://www.alfredapp.com/blog/tips-and-tricks/how-to-get-the-results-you-want-in-alfred-every-time/ This is the most reliable way to give other names to your apps, and doesn't rely on macOS features like tags and comments that aren't always reliable. Cheers, Vero
  5. @Gad If you use the file troubleshooting tool, are files still showing as lacking metadata?
  6. @Whiskey T. Alfred doesn't include all text files in default results by design, to keep your results clean. Default results include apps, and what you've chosen to include in Features > Default Results. To search for files, prefix your search with "open" (or press the spacebar as a shortcut) to search for a broader range of file types defined under Features > File Search. You might like to take a look at our Beginner's Guide to searching your Mac with Alfred: https://www.alfredapp.com/blog/tips-and-tricks/beginners-guide-to-alfred-searching-your-mac-and-the-
  7. @Gad In your second screenshot, I can see that Terminal hasn't been granted Full Disk Access. This is necessary for Terminal to be able to run the indexing process, so please check the box next to Terminal and go through the process again. Cheers, Vero
  8. @Otter Alfred uses the Music API (which is the sole way your music content is accessible to other apps in recent versions of macOS) and this API doesn't return internet streams in the results. However, there is a workaround available; Create a playlist for your radio stream, and Alfred will show it in the Mini Player. Make sure you press Cmd + R when the Mini Player is showing to refresh the content once you've created playlists. Cheers, Vero
  9. @Liden99 As indicated in Alfred's "Request permissions" menu, there's no need to manually add Alfred to Automation, as this will be requested automatically by macOS when needed. Cheers, Vero
  10. @Elijen Could you please provide more details? When you say accessing through keyword, are you referring to the snip keyword? Which apps are you pasting to? Please test this using TextEdit in plain text mode, to ensure the destination app isn't playing a part in the issue. Could you also please let me know which version of Alfred and macOS you're using? Cheers, Vero
  11. @annafung Open Alfred's preferences to General > Request permissions... Under Accessibility, remove and re-add Alfred, as Catalina can forget which apps have been granted permissions and re-setting it is usually sufficient to re-enable this. Let us know how you get on. Cheers, Vero
  12. @raguay.customct Ctrl + V? Have you changed defaults from the macOS Cmd + V? If so, Alfred is expecting Cmd + V to be the standard paste combo. If you did mean Cmd + V and content isn't being pasted, which version of macOS are you using? If you're in Catalina, please open Alfred's prefs to General > Request Permissions... and remove / re-add Alfred from the Accessibility permissions, as Catalina seems to forget permissions upon update. If the issue persists, please provide more details: Do snippets paste as expected? Content from Clipboard History? Did y
  13. @Nurou @Gad Could you please launch Alfred to the General preferences > Request Permissions... and check that Alfred has been granted Full Disk Access? If you've recently upgraded macOS to Catalina, please remove Alfred from the permissions and re-add, as Catalina seems to forget previously granted permissions upon upgrade. You will then need to run the reindex again from Alfred's Advanced preferences, ensuring that you keep a close eye on any error messages in Terminal. (Terminal will also need to be granted Full Disk Access as above). Let me know how yo
  14. To conclude this thread, the user worked out that there was some corruption in their preferences file downloaded from Dropbox. They deleted this version of the preferences, and took a new version of it from their Time Machine backup, which worked right away.
  15. @riaamp The symbols on the right are irrelevant at this point, and will only appear after a hotkey combo is set. (It's an advanced feature, and is only necessary in a small number of cases to change the behaviour of hotkeys, as per the Tips section at the bottom of this page: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/workflows/triggers/hotkey/ ) Could you please let me know 1. what hotkey you're trying to set and 2. whether you're pressing all of the keys at the same time? In your original screenshot, the modifier keys (Shift, Option, Ctrl and Command) are there and greyed out awaiting your i
  16. @riaamp There shouldn't be anything more in the hotkey box than what is visible in your screenshot. What hotkey combination are you trying to set? And are you pressing all the keys at once?
  17. @mattselby If the location is set correctly in the preferences, Alfred will use these preferences. What location is set in Advanced > Sync? And where is that folder located in Finder? Are none of your collections listed in the Snippets preferences? And none of your workflows in the workflows tab? This seems odd, so could you type "?diagnostics" in Alfred and email the resulting file to our info@ address. Cheers, Vero
  18. @mattselby I'm wondering if you might've grabbed the wrong version of your preferences from your old Mac and the Alfred.alfredpreferences you chose could have contained the default preferences rather than your more recent workflows and snippets. Did you check on the old Mac what path you had set under Advanced > Sync? This is where you should find the right version of your file. If you navigate in Finder to the location of your preferences, right-click and choose Show Package Contents, then go into the Snippets folder, is there anything there? If you think you may ha
  19. @mattselby Welcome to the forum. Can you provide more details? Which Big Sur beta? Which version of Alfred? What is your sync service? Did you give it enough time to download all of your data to the new Mac BEFORE setting up sync as indicated in that page? When setting the sync location, did the location selection menu say new preferences would be created, or that it would use the existing preferences you pointed it to? Are your preferences still all in place on the original Mac? Please provide as much information as possible, as this is unlikely t
  20. @riaamp From where you are in that screenshot, you can see that the hotkey field is in focus. You now simply need to press all keys for your hotkey combo... for example, Cmd + Alt + T all at once. If you're unable to set it, it'll be because the hotkey combo you're trying to use is already reserved by another app or somewhere else in Alfred. Try setting an alternative hotkey combo, or disable it wherever it's been previously set. Cheers, Vero
  21. @Whiskey T.Could you provide more details as to what kind of file you're searching for, whether the file itself can be found when you search using "open" and the name of your file? Not all file types have their content fully indexed by macOS. If you use Spotlight (the bar that appears in the centre of your screen, not Finder's search box), do you find your results when searching for the contents? If you can provide more details on the type of file, its location, exactly what you're typing into Alfred, it'll be easier for us to guide you... Cheers, Vero
  22. @Whiskey T. Welcome to the forum Take a look at the beginner's guide to searching using Alfred, for the different ways of searching on your Mac and on the web: https://www.alfredapp.com/blog/tips-and-tricks/beginners-guide-to-alfred-searching-your-mac-and-the-web/ If you're still having trouble finding certain files, make sure you'reusing Alfred 4.1, then go to Alfred's preferences > Help > Troubleshooting and run the File Search Troubleshooting, dragging in some of the files you can't locate. This will give you more information on whether the metadata for t
  23. @Andi If you open Alfred's preferences to the Help tab > Troubleshooting > Run Troubleshooting and drag in files from your external drive, you'll see an analysis of whether the files are indexed, etc... Paste your results in your response and we can also take a look. Cheers, Vero
  24. @choc Andrew answered that question last month here: Cheers, Vero
  25. @rob213 This is not a default action, and is part of the Evernote workflow: Cheers, Vero
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