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  1. @BretonTom There are various ways you could do this, but just for fun I tried one where I used a list filter to choose whether I want the time or the date and time, then the macOS Alex voice reads it out via Terminal.


    You can grab it here as a starting point:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/txtzjwv6ynv0t3d/Say the time.alfredworkflow?dl=0


    Play around with time and date formatting if you want to hear something more specific:



    Having said that, as @Alan He says, I find it quicker to just look up at the clock in the corner ;) 



  2. @dansherman Do you use any other third-party tools that may be manipulating your index? Some "app cleaners" that claim to run background processes to keep your Mac lean? If so, disable these as they're likely messing with your index, as you definitely shouldn't have to reindex your Mac every few days.


    Nothing is changing in Alfred during these few days between your searches; the only thing that changes is the macOS metadata index either returning files to Alfred, or not returning files. If they are being returned to Alfred, he shows them, otherwise he doesn't know that the files exist.


    Are the files you're searching for stored locally, or on iCloud/other sync service that may mean they're not always available locally? If it's the latter, then this may be playing a significant part in the files not being reliably index. 



  3. @dansherman Did you ensure you deleted the Spotlight V100 before starting your reindex? Looks like your index might still be incomplete or corrupted, as opening files essentially reindexes them individually, which would explain why you only see these previously-opened files.


    Did you see any indexing errors in Terminal while going through the process of reindexing?

  4. After nearly a year of chasing, I've received a response from Airmail, simply stating that "Unfortunately, we do not provide support for the Applescript as it is the external part of the Airmail app. Users with good knowledge of Applescript can create a script for this action at their end."


    They did not provide any feedback on the script examples we provided or error messages users have experienced, and solely advised that users should update to the latest version of Airmail from the App Store.

  5. @renforter If Alfred is merging items, you're likely either pressing Cmd + C + C (double-tapping C while holding Command) or might have another Clipboard app also installed that's causing this perceived double Cmd + C action.


    Merging isn't on by default, and can be disabled in Alfred's Preferences > Features > Clipboard > Meging.


    More info about merging here:




  6. @dansherman Have you rebuilt your Mac's index?


    • First, please pop open System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Full Disk Access and add Terminal
    • Once you've done this, go to Alfred's Advanced preferences, choose "Rebuild macOS Metadata"
    • Ensure that you check "Delete .Spotlight-V100 before reindex"
    • Follow the steps in Terminal, and keep a close eye for any error messages relating to your index. 

    Please let me know if there are any errors. Otherwise, if it proceeds smoothly, you may need to wait up to an hour for the reindex to complete. Once this is done, type "reload" into Alfred to refresh the application cache, then make your searches again and see if your results are more as expected. :)


    If your issue persists, could you give more details as to what files you're having trouble finding?



  7. @robohit The string you can see in your 1Password is the UID for the item, and is how 1Password recommends using the 1Click Bookmarks integration. You should see the correct result for the bookmarks you searched for in 1Password when opening it. 


    Having said that, in the next Alfred update (not yet in pre-release), we've made a change to the 1PW integration so you'll no longer see this in the search bar.



  8. @ABC_A When choosing your Alfred 4 license, you can either opt for the Single User license, or the Mega Supporter. 


    If you choose the Single User license, you'll be able to upgrade in the future when the next version of Alfred is released. If I've understood your question correctly, you'd be looking to upgrade from Single to Mega during the same version, which isn't possible.


    If you choose the Mega Supporter license now, you'll get all future updates to Alfred for Mac for free :)



  9. @Jeff_314 If you prefix your search with the spacebar (which broadens the file search), does the app appear in results?


    Even when the information appears to be correct in the metadata, it can be beneficial to rebuild your index (and solves the vast majority of index-related issues)


    To do this fully, please follow these steps carefully:

    - Grant Terminal Full Disk Access
    - Go to Alfred's Advanced preferences and click "Rebuild macOS Metadata"
    - Check the box to delete Spotlight-V100
    - Go through to Terminal, enter your password then keep a close eye for any error messages relating to the index


    Once the process has completed, type "reload" into Alfred and try searching again. Let me know how you get on. :)



  10. @Jordi To make things easier for others to help you out, here are a few suggestions of what you should include in a post calling out for help:

    • The link to the app/site you're referring to (there are often more than one by the same name) and the exact version if you're referring to an app.
    • Your workflow-in-progress to show what you've achieved so far (and so someone else can build upon what you've done rather than have to start from scratch)
    • If you've taken the time to investigate whether the app has API documentation, links to anything relevant you can provide
    • Any other information about what you've tried, what works and doesn't, etc...

    Moderators are giving their time to help the community, so the more information you provide, the more likely someone will be able to untangle what's missing and be able to help :)





  11. @yet @Mustafa Once you're in Terminal, can you please confirm whether it says "Indexing enabled"? Did you disable indexing on your Mac?


    Also, ensure that in step 4, folders and drives are NOT in the Spotlight Privacy, as any content in this tab will not be indexed by macOS.



  12. @jl_al For future reference, when you import a collection, Alfred will give you the option to strip the auto-expand flags, which is particularly helpful in a situation where you're importing someone else's collection and their keyword choices may clash with your existing snippets.


    If you uncheck the "strip auto expand flag" box before importing, any enabled boxes will be kept - and from memory, they're all already pre-checked in that emoji collection :) 


    Screenshot 2020-12-31 at 10.05.16.png


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