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  1. Hi @Alexis and welcome to the forum :)

     

    Could you please try restarting your Mac as a first step?

     

    I can see you've got the Dropbox installer on your desktop - Have you just installed Dropbox?

     

    When setting up syncing on a second Mac (or on a new Mac where you intend to use previously set up and synced prefs), it's essential that you give Dropbox sufficient time to finish downloading everything from your Dropbox online data before setting your Alfred sync folder.

     

    Otherwise, if there are no existing Alfred preferences, a new set of preferences will be created, potentially creating a sync conflict in Dropbox.

     

    If the issue is the latter, your best bet will be to look at an older Time Machine backup to recover your preferences.

     

    Cheers,

    Vero

     

  2. @psicologo First, check which workflow version you're using.

     

    You can grab the latest one from the link @vitor provided, or from Github:

    https://github.com/surrealroad/alfred-reminders/releases/tag/v74

     

    I don't believe @surrealroad is maintaining the Packal version any longer, so that thread is your best starting point. I'm using the latest version of the workflow and it seems to be working fine :) 

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  3. @jmvidal As it's Evernote itself that's crashing, and not Alfred, I would suggest dropping them a line to report this.

     

    While in this particular scenario, it crashes following you using a workflow, in reality, all Alfred is doing is performing a search using AppleScript. I'm using Evernote 6.11 and not seeing any issues with that same script, so it'd be worth finding out if they've changed their AppleScript support in the beta.

     

    Cheers,

    Vero

  4. I thought I'd chime in here, though Dean and Vitor have essentially answered the question :) 

     

    We're a small team (Andrew and I, plus the cats - though I'm still not sure what their job is!) and we've focused our time and effort on developing the best software possible, as well as taking care of our community here, on Twitter, by email, etc. 

     

    As such, while we are keen to create videos, maintaining written documentation (of which there is plenty on our help site!) is much easier to update when a feature changes subtly or completely, it's more searchable and far quicker to create than video.

     

    I love video production, so hopefully the opportunity will arise, but in the meantime, if your area of interest is Alfred's workflows, ScreenCasts Online have recently produced an Alfred 3 & Workflows video, which you can find here: https://screencastsonline.com/mac/show/0643/

     

    Cheers,

    Vero

     

  5. @Jasondm007 I've had a look around, and it doesn't seem possible to show the result in Mail within its conversation, based on what Mail itself allows.

     

    For the message recency side of things, I'd suggest copying one of the existing filters within the workflow, and adding a Date Range:

     

    Screen Shot 2017-08-16 at 11.41.18.png

     

    This won't necessarily show the messages in date order, but will exclude anything older than the date range you select, making results cleaner for you. :)

     

    Cheers,

    Vero

     

  6. @Shashank Welcome to the forum!

     

    It sounds like there might be some corruption your Mac or with the download, as you should only ever have to give access to your Contacts once, and it'll be remembered in your preferences.

     

    Delete Alfred from your Applications folder and follow these steps to remove all Alfred preferences:

    https://www.alfredapp.com/help/troubleshooting/reset-alfred/

     

    Once you've done this, download Alfred from this link to get started from fresh:

    https://cachefly.alfredapp.com/Alfred_3.4.1_860.dmg

     

    Cheers,

    Vero

  7. Hi @Tom Barbaro and welcome to the forum!

     

    It sounds like your Clipboard History database may have been deleted, resulting in your copied data disappearing. Restarting Alfred would have then resulted in a new clipboard database being created.

     

    Are you using any third-party cleanup tools who may have treated Alfred's clipboard database as a temporary cache and decided to delete it? Alternatively, did you change which Alfred preferences Alfred is pointing to using the sync feature in the Advanced prefs?

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  8. @nikivi It's difficult to understand exactly what's happening without an actual explanation, but by "bugging out", do you mean that the Alfred window loses focus before you've pressed return or chosen your item from the list?  If I interpret correctly what you're trying to show, it looks like something is stealing focus from Alfred.

     

    As far as the List Filter object goes, there's nothing special about it, so there's no reason for it to disappear before you make your selection.

     

    Have you tried running your workflow on a completely fresh user account/Mac? I can't see your Mac's menu bar in the screen capture, but please take a look at the apps and menubar tools you're using, just in case one of these is trying to take over focus? Temporarily disable anything non-essential in Accessibility and any keyboard modifiers.

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  9. Hi @kodiak and welcome to the forum!

     

    The Powerpack includes a vast number of features that Spotlight doesn't touch on; Clipboard History and Snippet text expansion, the workflows framework which allows you to create your own plus a wealth of workflows created by community members, file navigation and file actions, and much more!

     

    Quite a few of these already exist in Alfred, so here are a few answers and helpful links:

     

    1 hour ago, kodiak said:

    1. Typing a number followed by a currency abbreviation yields a list of equivalent amounts in a handful of other currencies.

     

    There are numerous wonderful currency and measurement conversion workflows available to do exactly this :) By using workflows, it gives you flexibility as each workflow can get data from different sources so you can pick the one you prefer.

     

    1 hour ago, kodiak said:

    2. Typing a mathematical expression (e.g. 2+2) yields the answer (=4), without having to open the calculator.

     

    Don't hesitate to actually try things in Alfred - You can do exactly that.

     

    Screen Shot 2017-08-03 at 11.33.38.png

    There's also an advanced calculator (see Features > Calculator for details)

     

    1 hour ago, kodiak said:

    3. Simply typing in a word displays a dictionary definition (if that word exists, that is), without having to open the Dictionary app.

     

    Type "define" or "spell" in Alfred followed by your search term and you'll see results in-line. More details under Features > Dictionary.

     

    1 hour ago, kodiak said:

    4. System Preferences integration and indexing in Spotlight is much deeper and much more intelligent. For example, simply typing "hot corners" shows the shortcut to the "Desktop & Screensaver" section in the System Preferences.

     

    By design, we decided not to include all of the keywords Apple include in the metadata for System Preferences. For example, here are the keywords for the "Desktop & Screen Saver" System Prefs:

     

    com_apple_system_prefs_keywords = "photographs background desktop wallpaper pattern customize photos pictures desk top wall paper customized customizing customization Desktop picture passwords lock disable start feeds news headlines iTunes albums art random screensavers newsfeeds pass words locking disabling starting Screen saver active screen corners Hot Show clock with"

     

    It's a complete mess of irrelevant keywords, and it'd be far more frustrating to have Desktop & Screensaver as a suggested result for "news", "itunes" or "art"! :D 

     

    Having said that, you can add keywords for apps for your own use by simply creating a workflow with a keyword connected to the app you want to launch. It takes two seconds, and it's far more focused to your own needs.

     

    https://www.alfredapp.com/help/workflows/inputs/keyword/

     

    1 hour ago, kodiak said:

    5. Moreover, is there a way to configure that opening a new folder will always be in the current tab, unless I click on the folder with some key combination, and it opens in a new tab?

     

    This relates to Finder behaviour rather than Alfred; Finder lets you say that you want things to open in new tabs instead of new windows, but in my experience, depending on the version of macOS you're using, this is more or less reliable.

     

    Screen Shot 2017-08-03 at 11.47.03.png

     

    Hope this answers a few of your questions; I would suggest taking a look at Alfred's Features, and clicking the question mark in the corner to see the documentation for each feature :)

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  10. @hfr Take a look at Alfred's built-in workflows by going to the Workflows tab, clicking on the [+] at the bottom of the sidebar, and choosing Templates > Clipboard > Paste as plain text from hotkey. All you need to do is set your hotkey!

     

    This workflow should do what you need, just in case you prefer to use the built-in option :)

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  11. @threezerotwo Yep, workflow works absolutely fine, and looks completely standard. As per @deanishe's questions, it's likely to be an external factor, such as keyboard modifiers, causing a mix-up.

     

    You mentioned you're using Alfred 3.4.1; Just in case you're using this workflow on more than one Mac and one is on an older version, make sure you update to 3.4.1, as LinkedIn changed their URL structure fairly recently, and we updated accordingly.

     

    Could you provide more details if the above doesn't help?

     

    - What hotkeys are you setting?

    - Are you using any third-party keyboard modifiers?

    - What's in your clipboard at the time of using the hotkey?

    - What behaviour are you seeing? Nothing launching at all (e.g. hearing the error sound?), browser not loading the correct page, etc? 

     

    The more info you provide, the easier we can help you work out what's happening :)

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  12. @sepulchra Here's an example workflow I created where you can chain inputs (three list filters in this case):

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/eqq91b8tyxom5t1/Chaining inputs for a Snippet Trigger.alfredworkflow?dl=0

     

    Each item doesn't have to be a List Filter, as you can combine list filters, free text, scripts, etc. You'll find examples of each of these in the Getting Started > Snippet Triggers built-in workflow, and some more info here:

    https://www.alfredapp.com/help/workflows/triggers/snippet/snippet-triggers-with-dynamic-inputs/

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  13. @iiiax It's likely you'll be able to do the first using scripting, but I'll let the scripting experts in the forum get back to you on the best way to do this :)

     

    As for your second question, I've already suggested different ways to do this in the post I helped you with earlier:

    https://www.alfredapp.com/help/workflows/triggers/snippet/snippet-triggers-with-dynamic-inputs/

     

    Use the List Filter method (last one in that post) with your full answers as the Arg for each item, so that when you choose Answer A, B or C, the full paragraph is pasted. Let me know if you need any further help on that point!

     

    Cheers,

    Vero

  14. @bvtton As per @deanishe's reply, the shorter snippet will always expand first :)

     

    If you want to use !primed, for example, you can either disable auto-expansion for the shorter keywords like !prime - or you can simply change the shorter one to avoid clashing with the longer ones. 

     

    Here are a few tips for choosing suitable snippet expansion keywords:

    https://www.alfredapp.com/help/features/snippets/#tips-expansion

     

    [Moving this to Discussion & Help as it's not a bug.]

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  15. @binarysmurf Try pressing the right arrow on each of those results. Odds are you'll find that they're located in different places on your Mac (e.g. some could be random vcards on your Mac, or backups). Alternatively, if you've imported contacts from many sources, it's possible that there are simply duplicates in your Address Book itself.

     

    Once you work out where the contacts are, you can then either delete the random ones so that only the one located in the AddressBook folder on your Mac remains, tell Spotlight to ignore any backup folders by dragging them to Spotlight Privacy.

     

    Let me know how you get on :)

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

     

     

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