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  1. @Abhishek Jain How are you searching for files?

     

    Are you prefixing your search with the spacebar as I assume your general files aren't (and shouldn't be) in your default results?  I believe characters after a dash should be treated as a new word boundary by the macOS index (certainly seems to be in Big Sur)

     

    Might be worth familiarising yourself with the spacebar shortcut:

    https://www.alfredapp.com/blog/tips-and-tricks/spacebar-trick/

     

    Next, if you're still looking for a word that isn't the start of a word boundary, you can prefix the characters with a wildcard star, e.g. "[spacebar]*file".

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  2. @peegeebee If by workflow, you're referring to the default web search for Google Translate, the URL structure was changed by Google a couple of days ago.

     

    If you update to the Alfred 4.3.2 pre-release (by going to the Update tab, choosing "pre-releases" from the dropdown menu at the bottom and updating), you'll see that this URL has already been updated to reflect Google's change :)

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  3. @jdavyd What account are you referring to? I'm suggesting that you create a new item in your existing 1Password vault. Once you've done this, go to Alfred's Features > 1Password to see whether this new item has been added to your list of bookmarks in Alfred.

     

    This will help you establish whether Alfred is looking at the correct 1PW data, and not outdated data from a previous version of 1PW on your Mac.

     

    If you need a 1Password license or subscription, etc, this isn't something I can help you sign up for, but the lovely folks at 1Password can help.

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

     

     

  4. @kimillian Do you need to see the output in Alfred? Or just results in any way? Because you can easily make a web search workflow with the keyword "daystoday" and a web search that opens Google with "how many days since {query}".

     

    That way you can enter your date in any format, as Google accepts "20200103", "3rd Jan 2020", "last Friday", or any particular event like "Christmas", etc.

     

    In fact, you could duplicate that set of objects and create another one looking ahead "how many days until..." :) 

     

    You can grab the workflow here:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/66ms6vzhrmp6oje/how many days since.alfredworkflow?dl=0

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

     

  5. @jdavyd  It's possible that the version of 1Password's data that Alfred is currently looking at is an older one. The best way to work out if Alfred's looking at the right source of data is to open 1Password and create a new login with a very obvious title. Save it, and do you see it added to the list in Alfred?

     

    If you can confirm whether or not that's the case above, there might be a few other things to look at. :) 

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  6. @ronfouchier If you open Alfred's File Troubleshooting tool under Help > Troubleshooting, and drag your new "app" shortcut, what file type is it?

     

    I'm not familiar with what it does, but knowing what file type it creates will help work out whether you can/should add it to your default results or create a file nickname workflow for it (see the "Adding keywords as nicknames" here: https://www.alfredapp.com/blog/tips-and-tricks/how-to-get-the-results-you-want-in-alfred-every-time/

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  7. @face Spotlight has various caches of its own, so it may be holding on to those files for now, but if the metadata is as empty as you've shown in your previous post, Spotlight doesn't know either whether your file is a document, a folder, an app or anything else.

     

    If you prefix your search in Alfred with the spacebar, you may find that those Gdocs are showing too as this is the broadest file search method. However, once you create a File Filter that specifies a file type, it won't find them, because the metadata doesn't contain any information to say when you've last opened it, what type it is, etc. 

     

    I would LOVE to give you a workaround and we've been bashing our heads against this for 4-5 years at least. If Google could allow the files to be stored locally, indexable like normal macOS files, everything else would be a smooth ride!

  8. @SimplyJimRiley Welcome to the forum, Jim :)

     

    Alfred's Snippets can be synced (along with most of your preferences) between your Macs, but Clipboard History is intentionally stored locally for data protection. For example, if you're copying important content at work all day, your employer would likely disapprove of this data being automatically synced to your home Mac.

     

    If you need items to be synced to your home Mac, you can pop up Clipboard History, choose the item you want to save, and press Cmd + S. This will open up snippets and allow you to save it as a snippet into a collection of your choice. You can create a collection for these types of items that may not need a keyword for text expansion but are useful snippets of text you'll want to use later.

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  9. 10 hours ago, Allfried said:

    Are Alfred devs reading here?

     

    I would trust @dfay's observations as much as my own, as he's a long time community member and very astute Alfred user :)

     

    If all you're trying to do is return the folder (app library) in search results, you could create a tiny workflow with a keyword connected to that folder, as I did in the "keywords as nicknames" header in this post:

    https://www.alfredapp.com/blog/tips-and-tricks/how-to-get-the-results-you-want-in-alfred-every-time/

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  10. @face This is much the same discussion as you and I had a few weeks ago in the thread below. Google Drive is not a standard file system, and while it may occasionally return results, it's not suitable for Spotlight to consistently and reliably index it.

     

    Spotlight may be holding on to a file cache at the moment, but when it refreshes its cache, it will encounter the same errors as Alfred, as you can see from the Troubleshooting logs that these files are not indexed; Neither macOS or Alfred will know what the file is, or anything about it. 

     

     

    It's really down to Google to make their Google Drive service reliably indexable in macOS first.

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  11. @ngocphamm Very odd issue, and I don't believe we've heard of this behaviour before.

     

    A few further questions:

    • Does this happen every time? Have you restarted your Mac since this happened?
    • Are you expanding your snippet in a specific app? If you expand in TextEdit (a basic, native app), what happens?
    • At what stage does Alfred seem to hang? You type your snippet keyword, and does it disappear? Does the snippet content appear?
    • What does your snippet contain? Is it a simple snippet, or a workflow?

    Next time this occurs, please open Activity Monitor, select Alfred and choose "Sample Process" and paste the output here. That will allow us to see what's happening at that moment in Alfred.

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  12. @derBingle Rather than manually go to the preferences to find your Snippets, just type "?snip" and press return to be taken directly to the Snippets preferences. :) 

     

    You can do this for any feature, and any workflow, etc in Alfred. You can also type "?keywords" for a list of your keywords or "?hotkeys" for a list of your hotkeys.

     

    More info on using the question mark trick here:

    https://www.alfredapp.com/blog/tips-and-tricks/search-alfred-question-mark-trick/

     

    Features are organised very intentionally by level of importance, grouping search related features (default search results, web searches, file search/actions) together, followed by built-in features like Bookmarks, Clipboard, Snippets, and onto simpler features like Calc and Dictionary, and finally third-party integration with 1Password and more minor preferences relating to System commands, Terminal, etc...

     

    Putting 1Password or Calculator above the primary Default Search results wouldn't make sense just for the sake of alphabetisation :) 

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

     

     

  13. Hi @rms1 Welcome to the forum :)

     

    We have had a number of reports where users who select the Dropbox/Apps/ folder for syncing have experienced odd behaviour (e.g. preferences not saving correctly). We believe this is due to this folder being reserved for applications using the Dropbox API (which Alfred doesn't use) and have not been able to resolve this with the help of the Dropbox team.


    As a result, we have excluded the Apps folder from the available syncing locations and do not recommend that you choose it as your sync folder.

     

    You can force using the folder, but if you choose to do this, you must ensure that you keep a regular backup:

    https://www.alfredapp.com/help/troubleshooting/dropbox-apps-folder/

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

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