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  1. @swpowe There are quite a few ways to do what you have in mind using workflows. If you can please confirm your Powerpack email address in your forum profile, we'll be happy to help you further with a few suggestions Cheers, Vero
  2. Just to let you know, Andrew has been working on new theming options, allowing for rounded corners and using the native macOS Visual Effect view Take a look here for an example just freshly posted:
  3. @dd852 If you use the File troubleshooting tool, do you get complete results or does the troubleshooting fail? Which version of Alfred and Big Sur are you using?
  4. @meeffe A quick look online tells me that Nimbus (https://nimbusweb.me/note.php) is an Electron apps. Developers sometimes choose Electron because it makes it easy to create one cross-platform app, rather than creating a native Mac app, as well as native ones for their other platforms. However, Electron also usually means that the app lives in its own box, with no integration possible. You may need to contact them to find out whether any way of searching the app from an external app is possible. Cheers, Vero
  5. @marslo Snippets and workflows shouldn't be used for password storage, as they're stored in plain text and may be synced. Use the macOS keychain or a third-party service like 1Password, which are intended for securely storing passwords. Cheers, Vero
  6. @marslo As per the error message in red in your clip, iTerm 2 has taken secure input. While this error is showing, no apps can expand snippets, as iTerm 2 is restricting other apps from seeing your keypresses, and therefore from being able to expand snippets. Quit iTerm and keep an eye out for errors such as the one shown in your clip. More on secure entry here: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/troubleshooting/snippets/#secure-input Cheers, Vero
  7. @mikeswimm If you're frequently searching specifically for content in .md files, it would make sense to create a File Filter for that purpose specifically You can set your keyword as "md" and only ever get results that are relevant to your Markdown search. https://www.alfredapp.com/help/workflows/inputs/file-filter/#workflow Cheers, Vero
  8. @Ted Curran Further to what Andrew suggested, you can also separate your more private snippets into a collection that you disable before your screen shares, so that you don't accidentally broadcast your details. You can disable a collection by right-clicking on it and unchecking the "Enabled" option. Cheers, Vero
  9. @willcosgrove When rebuilding your Mac's metadata, did you see any errors in Terminal? You can always try dragging your Applications folder into Spotlight's Privacy tab, waiting 30 seconds, dragging it back out then waiting again. This is another way to force macOS to rebuild specific folders. While the vast majority of users (ourselves included) have upgraded to Big Sur totally smoothly, a few users are seeing indexing issues like yours. While Big Sur is a pretty solid release, macOS isn't completely flawless, and minor corruption issues like this can occur upon OS up
  10. Precisely why we do it this way - if you're in the middle of something, we don't want to interfere. Back in the day when I did presentations a lot, having a Sparkle prompt in the middle of a talk was enough to throw me a bit out of the flow At this point, there are only a few Alfred updates a year for non-pre-release users (7 in the past 12 months), unlike many of the apps named above who do updates on a weekly basis as a matter of course. If you're seeing more frequent updates, check that you haven't selected the pre-releases option in the dropdown menu. As such, th
  11. @Philip_D I would recommend following the same steps as provided to these users: It's likely a permissions issue due to the upgrade to Big Sur so the steps outlined there should resolve things for you. Let us know how you get on, as it may be useful for others who come across this thread. Cheers, Vero
  12. @jjthejet @matthew.nyc @Rocinante There are a few steps to take to establish what's happening on your Mac. First, try creating a new user account on your Mac temporarily. Install Alfred and go through the same steps as on your primary user account. Does you see normal behaviour? Next, return to your primary user account and reset Alfred's permissions, in case the upgrade to Big Sur has caused some permissions to become corrupted. To do this, launch macOS's Security & Privacy preferences, and remove Alfred from anywhere he's listed, then re-add as indicated here:
  13. @34celtics Moving the files to another folder and back essentially achieves the same thing as rebuilding the metadata index, but for those files specifically. Glad you're all sorted. Cheers, Vero
  14. @34celtics If results are sometimes showing in Alfred and sometimes not, and you haven't tweaked your preferences in between, it's a sign that macOS isn't returning the full results to Alfred at all times. Are these files all on your local drive and not in cloud-based locations or external drives? There have only been a few users reporting issues with their index upon upgrade, and one has already let us know that he did a fresh Big Sur install, which fixed his indexing issues (as well as resolving a few other non-indexing, non-Alfred related issues that appeared to be a hangup from
  15. @daouk That sounds very weird - do you have any software on your main profile that could be interfering with normal rendering? You could try resetting Alfred, which you can do by following the steps below. Back up your Alfred.alfredpreferences file to a safe place first https://www.alfredapp.com/help/troubleshooting/reset-alfred/ Let me know how you get on. Cheers, Vero
  16. @thatbadboy When the metadata is broken (returning red crosses in the metadata tool), the issue is squarely out of Alfred's hands. This metadata is maintained by macOS and, while Alfred can tell macOS to start to rebuild the index, Alfred doesn't maintain or control said index. Once your index is healthy and complete, with no red errors when running the troubleshooting tool, you'll be one step closer to macOS providing Alfred with the necessary file metadata to be able to return results when searching. A broken index means that any other apps relying on the same index behind the s
  17. @34celtics If you've installed Alfred in the same breath as Big Sur, remember that macOS needs a little time to get itself fully indexed. This means that the macOS metadata index that provides results to Alfred may take a few minutes (or hours) to complete. Make sure you're using Alfred 4.2.1 as well. If it's been a little while since your install, you can also use Alfred's built-in File Troubleshooting tool, which you'll find in the Preferences > Help > Troubleshooting > Run Troubleshooting. Drag in a few files from Finder that you're unable to locate in Alfred, and you'll be
  18. @swiggy You can create a workflow that launches multiple search queries from one keyword, yes. Take a look at the built-in "Should I watch this movie?" example, which you'll find in Workflows > [+] > Examples. It uses one keyword + your query to launch IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes (for a movie rating) and YouTube, so that you can decide if a movie you've heard of is worth watching As for using a ticker symbol and opening stocks pages, you'll just need to work out how to create a custom search for your particular stocks sites. Here's a guide to creating your own custom searches:
  19. For the benefit of other users who might come across this, here's the answer I provided by email.
  20. @thatbadboy Keep in mind that you have just installed Big Sur, which has only been out for mere days, and as an upgrade. Upgrades can sometimes leads to permissions issues or data corruption. Taking a look at the metadata you shared earlier, if you run this again, is the metadata fixed now? If it isn't, it's a sign that the underlying indexing issue hasn't been resolved. Could you please open Alfred's preferences to General > Request Permissions, and go through to the macOS permissions. Please remove and re-add Alfred to the Full Disk Access permissions, then see again if resu
  21. @llityslife Could you please provide more information? First, please share your workflow (you can put it on Dropbox and provide a link), and tell us exactly which version of Alfred and macOS you're using. If you change your hotkey, does your workflow behave as expected? Is your issue only with that particular hotkey combo? Next, have you granted Alfred permissions since installing Big Sur? https://www.alfredapp.com/help/getting-started/permissions/ The more details you provide, the more likely we'll be able to help you out Cheers, Vero
  22. @atsaloli You should be using Alfred 4.2.1 from https://www.alfredapp.com rather than the App Store version Also, make sure you've granted Alfred the appropriate permissions - Accessibility is required for the lock command: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/getting-started/permissions/ Cheers, Vero
  23. @ylluminate What happens if you disable Bartender? This hasn't been reported by anyone else, so I'd be curious to hear what behaviour you see without Bartender. Also, it would be helpful to state which version of Alfred and macOS you're using. Cheers, Vero
  24. @ClemHarvey The issue with apps not opening as described on that MacRumors post will hopefully have been very brief as Apple was hit with loads of people updating at the same time, and all apps attempting to call back at the same time. If you've just installed Big Sur, it may be that there was some corruption upon upgrade. Your best bet is to backup your Alfred.alfredpreferences, reset Alfred and relaunch, then bring your preferences back in: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/troubleshooting/reset-alfred/ Let me know how you get on Cheers, Vero
  25. @dartiss Which web shortcuts are you referring to? If there are specific ones you want to open in a browser other than your default one, your best bet is to create a workflow for the custom search or web search in question. There's a built-in example workflow that shows you how to open a search in a specified browser, called "Should I watch this movie?". You can find it in the Workflows > + > Examples > Should I watch this movie. The YouTube query automatically opens in Chrome, while the other two will open in the default browser. Beyo
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