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  1. @Alfred0 "Selection in macOS" will already use text you've selected if that's what the current selection is. As for the "Current Alfred Selection", if you've already got Alfred open, you wouldn't need to use a hotkey to grab Alfred's selection. What do you want to do next with your selection in Alfred? Cheers, Vero
  2. @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
  3. @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
  4. @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
  5. @Xin Welcome to the forum For what you have in mind, you need to enable mid-string expansion. In Features > Snippets > Auto-expansion Options > Options - you'll see a checkbox to Expand snippets mid-string. Check that box and you'll be good to go Cheers, Vero
  6. @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
  7. @timlawson Evernote 10 is an Electron app (non-native app) so its data isn't searchable. I've spoken to Evernote on a few occasions and it seems highly unlikely they'll provide support for its data to be accessible. If you'd like to use the wonderful Evernote workflow, you can re-install Evernote 7 from their legacy page. Cheers, Vero
  8. 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
  9. @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 Goo
  10. @ngocphamm Also, keep an eye on whether you're running any other clipboard-manipulating tools concurrently that could be interfering and causing your Mac to behave oddly. Let us know how you get on. 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 A
  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
  13. @IIK Welcome to the forum Please fill in your Powerpack email address in your forum profile before asking for support with features such as workflows. This information is only visible to admins and allows us to confirm your Powerpack details. Cheers, Vero
  14. @renehfrederiksen You can set a specific position on the grid and tell Alfred to remember the window position in the Appearance Options https://www.alfredapp.com/help/appearance/#options Cheers, Vero
  15. 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
  16. @jonnylawrence What's your hotkey? If it's Cmd + Space, please make sure that it isn't also used by another app (e.g. Spotlight, keyboard language switcher), as this interference can cause focus issues. https://www.alfredapp.com/help/troubleshooting/cmd-space/ Let me know how you get on
  17. @pazu This is a false positive; a web shell isn't even a relevant type of issue with the type of app that Alfred. We've reported this false positive to Bkav in the past, and they're completely unresponsive. Alfred is built and signed on a completely isolated machine, then both developer signed and notarised by Apple. As a further assurance, always download Alfred from our website https://www.alfredapp.com and never from third-party websites. Cheers, Vero
  18. @jy364398 There are three ways to access your snippets; 1. Text auto-expansion, which is the quickest and most efficient but requires that you remember your keyword 2. The Snippet Viewer This is a great way to learn your snippet keywords for next time, as you can search for the snippet by title, keyword or content, and you'll see the keyword at the bottom of the preview. This is also convenient if you need to browse by collection when you're not sure of the snippet itself. Hit return to paste it. 3. The "snip" keyword
  19. @bin31 Thanks for filling in your details. Alfred won't double-expand your snippets, so it's likely that something else on your Mac is causing this duplication. You've already done a good job identifying that the issue is only happening in Chrome, so the next step is to establish what makes Chrome different to your other apps. Do you have any browser plugins active in Chrome? If you disable the plugins, does text expansion happen normally? Do you have any other text expansion apps running? Make sure these are quit (and also check that their invisible "helpers" that may
  20. @bin31 Welcome to the forum. Could you please fill in your Powerpack email address in your forum profile first? This is only visible to admins and allows us to confirm your Powerpack details. We'll then be happy to help you further. Cheers, Vero
  21. @TheTalkingStove Are you seeing this issue in a particular app? It's not unusual for non-native macOS app to be marginally slower to react than native ones, but we're talking milliseconds here. A 10 seconds delay is unheard of. Is your Mac under unusually high load at the time where snippets paste a long time to be replaced? If you switch to TextEdit, which is a very basic native app, does your snippet paste normally and at a normal speed? The Snippets feature is a pretty straightforward one, so if you can provide more details about your Mac, the snippets you're using a
  22. @PPete Could you please fill in your Powerpack email address in your forum profile? Next, please provide more details when reporting an issue. If there's an actual crash, please provide the crash log. If there are other issues, take a look at the Workflow debugger to provide useful information. Cheers, Vero
  23. @Yonair has also emailed for support, so we'll aim to resolve this by email so as to not duplicate discussions. I'll pop a response here once we establish what the issue, in case it's useful to anyone else. Thanks for your help so far @deanishe
  24. @monaco Could you please confirm which version of Alfred you're using? Take a look at the Web Searches preferences, and familiarise yourself with the keywords, e.g. by default, it's "maps", not "map" though you're welcome to adjust the keywords as you wish. If you're still having issues, please include a screenshot of your web searches preferences, as well as exactly what you're typing into Alfred. We're all happy to help but it would make it easier if we knew exactly what you're doing Cheers, Vero
  25. @Tethys Which version of Alfred are you using? Please make sure you're on Alfred 4.3+ first, as both the Move to action and finding the Applications folder should work normally. Could you pop an email to info@ with your Diagnostics file? You can get this file by typing "?diagnostics" into Alfred, and can then attach it to your email. Could you also try using the built-in troubleshooting tool (under Alfred's Preferences > Help > Troubleshooting > File Search Troubleshooting, and provide the output from a few files or folders you're unable to find when searching
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