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  1. 1 hour ago, deanishe said:

    Didn't know you could set a double-tap for the Hotkey, though

     

    Cmd double tap is possible as a hotkey in Alfred, but personally, I'm not a fan of it as it tends to get misfired from clumsy typing. 

     

    8 hours ago, boddicker said:

    I double-tapped CMD and Alfred popped up with the standard list of file actions (delete, move, etc.).

     

    Assuming you're referring to showing the file actions for the currently selected file, you can set this in Features > Actions > Selection Hotkey.

     

    Provided you haven't set Cmd double tap for another action/feature/workflow, you'll be able to set it here.

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  2. @swilcox A couple of possibilities here:

    • Have you added paths to your search scope, such as external volumes, that might be slower to return results? You can check then in the preferences under Features > Default Results.
    • Is your Mac under very high load at the time, which could be causing macOS to take longer to return results? Check Activity Monitor for any oddness.

    If it's neither of the above, your best bet will be to rebuild your Mac's index, in case there's corruption or something else causing delays in macOS gathering the results it then returns to Alfred.

     

    Follow step 5 carefully, including granting Terminal Full Disk Access and deleting the Spotlight-V100:

    https://www.alfredapp.com/help/troubleshooting/indexing/#rebuild

     

    Let us know how you get on :)

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

     

  3. 3 hours ago, deanishe said:

    It's stupid, but that's how Apple has made it.

     

    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 on the contact uses the tel:// URL scheme to start a call, this will work even if the formatting is less visually pleasing than you'd like :)

     

  4. @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.

     

    Screenshot 2021-03-04 at 16.44.18.png

     

    To start troubleshooting this, I would encourage you to first disable unintelligent search, as there are better ways to add a few specific files to your default results instead of bringing all files in. :)  Try using the File Search by prefixing your search term with a space (which is a shortcut for the "open" keyword and broadens your search.

     

    Does this return the file you expect or not?

     

    Let me know how you get on.

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

     

  5. @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 your Default Results than is ideal.

     

    You can pop your Diagnostics file (type "?diagnostics" into Alfred to get it) to our info@ address if you'd like me to take a look at that.

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  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. @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

     

  8. @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 reference.

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  9. @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 everything working smoothly after a restart.

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  10. @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

  11. @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 workflow keyword or hotkey combo. :)

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  12. @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. 

     

     Screenshot 2021-02-25 at 11.05.08.png

     

    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 preferences are updated over time. 

     

    We also still recognise the corner case of having a small portrait orientation display in the original post.

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

     

     

  13. @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

  14. @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

  15. @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

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