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  1. @face You can add Alfred manually: In Accessibility, click the + button and choose Alfred from the apps folder. Cheers, Vero
  2. @speedypete962 Yes, the clipboard includes images and files, something @deanishe might have forgotten Make sure that you've enabled Images and Files in the Clipboard preferences: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/features/clipboard/#clipboard-history Cheers, Vero
  3. @sfdukester Have you rebuilt your Mac's index by going to Alfred's Advanced preferences > Rebuild macOS Metadata? Once that process completes (it can take up to an hour), type "reload" into Alfred to refresh the application cache. Cheers, Vero
  4. @luckman212 Alfred doesn't cache any of this data, and operates directly with the Contacts API. I've tried this on Mojave and there's no latency between changing a contact's details and the change being visible in Alfred. I'll take a look when I next use our Catalina testing Mac as well. Have you tried restarting your Mac in case it's a Catalina issue that can be resolved with a reboot? Cheers, Vero
  5. @jedimariachi First, welcome to the forum and thanks for the mental picture of a Jedi Mariachi... It sounds like you'd be best served by the Snippets feature; If you're not familiar with it, you can save pre-defined text, which you can then trigger by typing a few characters. You can find out more here: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/features/snippets/ Also, take a look at the Clipboard History feature, as this would allow you to quickly search items you've recently copied, even if you haven't saved them as snippets: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/features/clipboard/ Cheers, Vero
  6. What about if you try to add an app other than Alfred? Does the same issue occur? Have you tried restarting your Mac in case it's gotten itself into a funk? Cheers, Vero
  7. @jspiro @Fish Have you reported the kernel panic issues to Apple? Catalina is a brand new OS with numerous quirks still, so while you both may be seeing the issue exhibited most when Alfred is running, there will be something underlying in macOS that's choking and causing the kernel panic. You might've been unlucky and a little something is corrupted in macOS, especially if you upgraded from a previous OS or the beta. We take bug reports very seriously, but we also know Alfred inside out. Alfred does not run at a low enough level to cause kernel panics. Additionally, to the best of my memory (and I handle all Alfred email and Twitter user support, as well as keep a close eye on this forum), these are the only two reports we've had since Catalina's betas were released in the summer, so it's far from a widespread issue. Your best bet at this point is to raise a bug report with Apple; The earlier in the development cycle they are aware of it, the more likely action will be taken. We'll continue to monitor this thread and situation, and will update if we get any more information about this. Cheers, Vero
  8. @mattbovett You can access your snippets in two ways where they can easily be edited: Use the Snippets Viewer (or access your snippets via the Clipboard Viewer, which is how I tend to do it) and Cmd + S there to edit the snippet Use the internal search using the question mark prefix in Alfred's search box, e.g. ?matt (if your snippet keyword was "matt") and hit return to open the Snippets prefs for that snippet Cheers, Vero
  9. @mattbovett Use Cmd + S in the Clipboard Viewer to create a new snippet, or use Cmd + S on an existing snippet to edit it. Cheers, Vero
  10. @jotteerr @deanishe You can revert the preferences to the original un-synced location by quitting Alfred, then making sure the correct Alfred.alfredpreferences is in ~/Library/Application Support/Alfred/. You can then delete the prefs.json file. When you restart Alfred, Alfred will use the preferences from that location. Cheers, Vero
  11. @haveagoodone Sounds like Alfred may not have Accessibility permissions yet. If you denied it when it was first requested, you can grant it by following the steps here: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/getting-started/permissions/ Let me know how you get on Cheers, Vero
  12. @tjluoma Could you let me know which apps aren't found and where are they located? Can Spotlight find them at the point where you search for them? If you download the Metadata Tool and drag an app to it, what's the output? https://cachefly.alfredapp.com/tools/AlfredMetadataTool_v1.1.zip Cheers, Vero
  13. @scottpie @LittlePaolo This is an issue that's very much in Apple's camp, as some users are seeing it in various apps like VLC, Final Cut, and even simply showing macOS menus on Macs where Alfred isn't even installed. As suggested by Andrew, you can get around the issue as far as Alfred goes by duplicating the theme you'd like to use, setting the background opacity to fully opaque, and set the blur amount for the theme to 0. To change the opacity, click the theme background and ensure that the opacity is set to 100% on the colour picker. To change the blur, click the fuzzy circle icon in the top left of Alfred's Appearance preferences and set the blur to None. Cheers, Vero
  14. @Quintos How long ago did you update to macOS Catalina? Did you give your Mac sufficient time to rebuild the index, which macOS will generally do after an upgrade. If it's been more than a day or two, I'd recommend rebuilding your Mac's index; Because Spotlight has a cache of apps at the moment doesn't mean the underlying index is necessarily complete and uncorrupted following the upgrade. You can do this from Alfred's Advanced preferences. Keep an eye on any error messages in Terminal relating to the index. Finally, after the rebuild completes, type "reload" into Alfred to refresh the app index. If the issue persists, please install the Metadata tool, drag in an app Alfred can't find and paste the results in your reply so that we can take a look at what metadata macOS is providing. https://cachefly.alfredapp.com/tools/AlfredMetadataTool_v1.1.zip Cheers, Vero
  15. @swilcox Could you please share your workflow so that we can help you out? Could you also share which version of Alfred and macOS you're using? This would be a good starting point Cheers, Vero
  16. @the_archpadre There are a few options here: You can simply select iTerm a couple of times, and Alfred will learn from your usage, bringing iTerm to the top Assuming you're using Alfred 4, under Features > Default Results, click the Applications: "Options" button at the top, and uncheck "Match Application's keywords in default results". Podcasts matches "it" because "iTunes" will be in the app's additional keywords pre-set by Apple Otherwise, here's how you can tag System apps: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/features/file-search/tagging-files/#spotlight Make sure you type "reload" into Alfred after tagging to blacklist it. Cheers, Vero
  17. @surzo18 Which version of Alfred are you using? And which build of Catalina? The first step is to ensure you're using the latest version of Alfred (4.0.5 in the case of Alfred 4). Cheers, Vero
  18. @Ish How long ago did you update to Catalina? If you've only just upgraded, it may still be doing its first indexing which can take a little while. Alfred will only show "Waiting for results" if macOS isn't returning results, and is caused by an underlying indexing issue. If you've installed more than a day or two ago (and didn't shut down your Mac in between so that it could keep running), your best bet is to rebuild your Mac's index via Alfred's Advanced preferences. Keep in mind that Catalina is a new OS and that you've upgraded rather than done a fresh install, so it's possible that there's some corruption somewhere in the index. Hopefully a rebuild will be sufficient to clear that out Cheers, Vero
  19. @Nooblet Welcome to the forum Which version of macOS are you using? If you're using Mojave and earlier, you should be able to get this workflow working. However, if you're on Catalina, it's not currently possible to search email; Apple have removed access for third-party apps to Mail.app results by excluding it from the Spotlight metadata that apps like Alfred can use to return results. I'll keep the thread linked above updated if Apple change anything sufficiently for us to search email again. Cheers, Vero
  20. For what it's worth, I register a new test user account after almost every platform software update to ensure nothing's broken, and it still runs smoothly for users, so I suspect @vitor might be onto something in suggesting what could be making the captcha experience a little rockier than usual for you. Cheers, Vero
  21. @rhinoid First, welcome to the forum, and glad you're joining us As you can imagine, Andrew and I did not create and write this forum platform ourselves; We're using a commercial platform called IPBoard. As with every single platform out there, there are pros and cons. With regards to the captchas, I just went and created a test account so that I could identify the hiccup areas and report it to IPBoard's support, in the hope that we can improve the user experience, but I was registered in a blink. Having said that, I'll be investigating the alternatives to this Captcha option to see if I can find a more straightforward one. I wish we didn't have to use any captchas at all, but unfortunately, we've had spates of significant spam registrations, which wastes a huge amount of time for us and for our wonderful forum moderators, as well as making it generally unpleasant for forum users. The moderators are people who give their time generously to help Alfred users, not to waste time on spam management. Don't worry, we can tell a spammer question from a legitimate one, so you're safe I'm sure you'll quickly discover that this is a friendly, and incredibly helpful community. Cheers, Vero
  22. @Guy Stan Could you please check if you have any other apps that modify the clipboard? Cmd + X isn't a hotkey used by Alfred by default, so it's either behaviour from a workflow or a third-party app. Does this happen in every app or only specific ones? If it's in every app, then something's having a global impact, while if it only happens in a specific app, check that app's preferences for anything that makes Cmd + X behave in such a way. To check hotkeys for your workflows, go to the Workflows tab > Click the cog at the top of the sidebar and choose Show Hotkeys to see them all at a glance. Cheers, Vero
  23. @Hattrick Please update to Alfred 4.0.6 pre-release (by going to the Update tab > choosing "pre-releases" from the dropdown at the bottom and updating), which includes iTunes specific improvements. Cheers, Vero
  24. In macOS Catalina, Apple have removed access for third-party apps to Mail.app results by excluding it from the Spotlight metadata that apps like Alfred can use to return results. As such, the workflow won't return any results, as macOS no longer returns any Mail results. Here's a thread including responses from an Apple employee explaining what's happened to the Spotlight index. Within this thread, there's a somewhat possible workaround of copying the Mail folder to a different folder within your Home folder (e.g. in Documents), it becomes indexable. However, we can't advise doing this and you'd be doing so at your own risk, as it could cause other issues. https://forums.developer.apple.com/thread/121187#379221 We are hopeful that Apple will realise that this is necessary to third-parties and bring this back. Cheers, Vero
  25. @dansmans Search should work smoothly in Catalina, and both Spotlight and Alfred should be returning search results. Alfred relies on the underlying macOS index maintained by Spotlight, so once you get your Spotlight index working, Alfred should also return results. It sounds like you've tried quite a variety of things already, and we also generally recommend rebuilding your Mac's index when no results are returned, but here's our indexing troubleshooting guide in case it provides further insight: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/troubleshooting/indexing/ Beyond this, you may have a botched Catalina upgrade, and while we can't recommend that you reinstall, you may choose that it's the best step forward. Cheers, Vero
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