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  1. Looks like you've disabled indexing on your Mac altogether; This means that if Spotlight is currently returning results, it's using a temporary cache, which will eventually expire. At that point, you won't get any results in Spotlight or Alfred. Take a look at the first response to this post for guidelines on re-enabling indexing on your Mac: https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/147841 Once your Mac's index is up and running again, type "reload" into Alfred to refresh the app cache, and you'll be good to go. Cheers, Vero
  2. @tinjaw In that case, if you're on the right version, your search scope is correct, and you've rebuilt the index, we need to take a look at whether the metadata is correct. Please install the Metadata Tool and drag in an app Alfred can't find: https://cachefly.alfredapp.com/tools/AlfredMetadataTool_v1.1.zip Paste the output in your reply so that we can take a look at what the metadata for a given app contains. Please also go to the Help tab, click the Diagnostics button and email the file to our info@ address (referencing this thread so I know who it's
  3. @tinjaw No, it won't have anything to do with permissions. Again, please rebuild your Mac's index by going to Alfred's Advanced preferences, clicking the Rebuild button, choosing to Delete the Spotlight V-100. Complete the process in Terminal. An hour later, type "reload" into Alfred and let me know how you get on. This fixes the issue in 99% of cases. Cheers, Vero
  4. @tinjaw How recently did you reinstall? You may need to give macOS sufficient time to complete the first indexing. If it's been more than a couple of days, could you please proceed with rebuilding the index as instructed? Cheers, Vero
  5. @tinjaw Which version of Alfred are you using? Please ensure you're using Alfred 4.0.8 from https://www.alfredapp.com and not an older version. Please provide more details: Have you just installed Catalina or was it working fine in Catalina previously? Have you rebuilt your Mac's metadata index as per the troubleshooting page? Did you then type "reload" into Alfred to refresh the app cache? The more details you can provide, the more easily we'll be able to troubleshoot your issue Cheers, Vero
  6. @Lori L2 I've nudged Airmail's support team for a response, but we're still awaiting any feedback on the scripts from them. Cheers, Vero
  7. @Stooovie You can use any custom format for dates with the following formatting: http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr35/tr35-31/tr35-dates.html#Date_Format_Patterns Yours would be {date:dd.MM.yyyy} Cheers, Vero
  8. @marcolago Could you please launch Alfred's preferences to the General tab? Click on Request Permissions... then go through the process of removing and re-adding Alfred to all currently used permission types. If you migrated from Mojave to Catalina from a backup, there's a good chance that macOS has lost track of your permissions, and isn't allowing Alfred to use automation. Try again once you've removed and re-added Alfred from Automation (and any other relevant permissions you've granted). Let me know how you get on Cheers, Vero
  9. @marcolago Welcome to the forum As I understand it, on your Catalina Mac, you can get as far as successfully copying items to the clipboard, so that if you look at the Clipboard Viewer, it's populated with your recent clips? The issue happens when you try to paste from the Clipboard Viewer window, where the item doesn't paste with Return? Could you please: Check that you don't have any third-party apps installed that would either be messing with clipboard contents or with the focused app? Do you hear an error beep when trying to paste? This woul
  10. @Chivalry This sounds highly unusual, so two things come to mind: First, restart your Mac because well, it's Catalina. Second, when this next occurs, please launch Activity Monitor, select Alfred Preferences and do a "Sample Process". This will help establish what might be going on. Cheers, Vero
  11. @vitor Maybe I missed it, but in my quick look, I couldn't find a page for the specific workflow. It doesn't seem to be the same as this one: If you can help @romebot figure out the right thread (if there is one), it'd be brilliant Cheers, Vero
  12. @Matt V @giorgiof While we're preparing a build for this, would you be able to let me know what your specific setup is? What's your setup when it happens? Are you using an external screen, then removing the external screen? If so, is the external screen your primary display while plugged in? What is your order of operations for unplugging AND replugging the display? Do you unplug while your Mac is awake? Do you unplug and replug before or after the Mac's screen has been put to sleep? In Alfred's Appearance > Options, what are your settings on the right for a. Save Positio
  13. @Philip Dhingra Welcome to the forum Looks like you're searching for files without using the "open" prefix, so unless you've changed the file types you want to see in your default results, you shouldn't be seeing text files in there. Take a look at our beginner's guide to searching with Alfred here: https://www.alfredapp.com/blog/tips-and-tricks/beginners-guide-to-alfred-searching-your-mac-and-the-web/ This will show you how to use the "open" and "find" keywords, as well as the spacebar trick (a shortcut to the "open" keyword). Let us know how you get
  14. @romebot The issue I'm describing applies specifically to the Mail workflow, in that it interacts with the Mail library files, which have been locked down by Apple in macOS Catalina. As I've explained in my email reply regarding the other workflows, pop a post in the relevant thread for the workflows you're having issues with; Most of the ones you are describing are actively maintained, and should work smoothly on Catalina, so be descriptive with your issue (not "it doesn't work", be more specific as to whether you get an error message, let them know exactly which workflow version
  15. This goes without saying, you need to have Mail.app set up and in use, so the emails you're searching for must exist in your Mail inboxes Also, are you definitely on macOS Mojave, and not on Catalina? Apple have tightened restrictions further in Catalina, making it impossible for third parties to access mail content, so this workflow cannot be used in Catalina. Cheers, Vero
  16. @romebot There's no need to add anything to your search scope to use a workflow. If you're using v3 of the Mail workflow (linked below), it works great on Mojave As you've only recently installed Alfred 4, you may still need to go to Alfred's General preferences, click "Request permissions..." and make sure you've granted Alfred Accessibility and Full Disk Access. Let me know how you get on. Cheers, Vero
  17. @Chivalry Welcome to the forum Could you please first type "reload" into Alfred to refresh the application cache after rebuilding your Mac's index? How long ago had you installed Catalina? If it was very recent, it's possible that macOS was still in the process of performing its first indexing. If the issue persists after reloading, please let me know whether all apps or only specific ones are missing from your results, and I'll help you further Cheers, Vero
  18. @RobRoyce As suspected, all metadata is missing for your apps; There's nothing in there to identify them as applications, so they're not being returned in results. Spotlight is likely using an old cache, and would eventually refresh it, resulting in the same lack of results as you're seeing in Alfred. Here's an example of what metadata you should expect to see for Safari (it's actually much longer than this, but I've just taken the top section, as that's what's most relevant) As you can see, there's a full ContentTypeTree to tell us what the file i
  19. @lammers01 Evernote needs to be running for the workflow to work as expected, but once launched, you can close the Evernote window - the app just needs to be running. Cheers, Vero
  20. @RobRoyce I've read through your thread, and it's a little tricky to establish where you're at now. Could you please confirm: Which version of Alfred are you using? If you're in Catalina, you should ensure you're using the latest Alfred 4 update (currently 4.0.8) Are you running macOS in Parallels or is it your primary install? What is your search scope set to? Do you need to reset it? Running things like "Clean Drive" could very well be removing essential files from your Mac, as well as seemingly unnecessary files. To troubleshoot this further, pl
  21. As an update to all in this thread, I've contacted Airmail again to find out more about the error @Ehler provided, and to check whether any changes have been made that need to be reflected in the AppleScript used for this. As soon as we hear back from the Airmail team, I'll provide an update. Cheers, Vero
  22. @Ustrich I've had a reply from Airmail who advise that you should update to the latest version of Airmail 3. They haven't provided further details as to whether Airmail 2 is incompatible with macOS Catalina, but I would guess that could be why. @Ehler I'm not sure whether you've resolved the issue you were seeing in December, but the same answer applies where the Airmail support folks are asking users to please ensure they're on the latest version. Let me know how you get on Cheers, Vero
  23. Did you remove and re-grant as suggested? Did you try restarting your Mac? Have you renamed Airmail or moved it to an unusual location? Could you please try launching Console.app and seeing if there are any error messages? This is a feature that should work as expected and has been reported by other Airmail users as working fine, so you might need to put in a bit of legwork to help establish what's happening on your Mac specifically Cheers, Vero
  24. @Ustrich Did you grant Airmail full disk access as well? You can't do this from Alfred and will need to do it manually in the System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Full Disk Access. If you granted access before you upgraded to Catalina, you may need to remove apps and re-grant them permissions, as it seems some users are seeing permissions corruption when upgrading to Catalina, where macOS doesn't recognise that these apps already do have permission. Removing and re-adding solves the issue. Cheers, Vero
  25. @gingerbeardman Could you please share which version of Alfred, macOS and any dependencies of the workflow you're using? Also, when you look at the debug log, what do you see? https://www.alfredapp.com/help/workflows/advanced/debugger/ Cheers, Vero
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