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  1. Hi there, could you post the details of the custom searches you're creating so that we can help you further? To remove a custom search, select it in the preferences and press the Backspace key. Cheers, Vero
  2. This would be feasible but would require significantly more scripting, as is the case with the very clever Dash workflow. You can shorten the "define" keyword so that it's less visible, but I'd suggest not changing it back to "d" if you want to avoid irrelevant results like folders popping up in your results too. Cheers, Vero
  3. If I remember correctly, "pa" matches because the Sequel Pro developers added the keyword "pancakes" to the metadata for the app, as it looks like a stack of pancakes. While it's a funny Easter Egg on the developers' part, I can see how it creates some confusion
  4. I would recommend switching your keyword back to "define" and creating the workflow below for quick and noise-less access to the Dictionary. Create a simple workflow with a single Trigger > Hotkey object as follows: - Pick a hotkey that suits you - Set action to "Show Alfred" - Set the argument to Text and the text to "define[space]" (including a space after the word "define") This last point where I've added a space after "define" is important to make it quickest. You can then pop up Alfred using your hotkey, start typing your search term and hit enter. Alternatively, y
  5. Do you use any browser plugins or third-party clipboard tools? As Andrew said earlier, Alfred doesn't interfere with the content copied, so in all likelihood, something else on your Mac is modifying the text you're copying to clipboard. Take a look at whether it happens specifically in certain apps/browsers or across your Mac; This may help you identify which other tool/plugin might be making these changes.
  6. It's not possible to print directly from Alfred's clipboard. However, you could create a hotkey-based workflow that takes your current selection and pastes it into a plain text file so that you can quickly check it selected the right text and hit print?
  7. We'll try to help you work out what's happening with the workflows you're trying to use. First, could you please enter your registered Powerpack email address in your forum profile? The address you've entered doesn't appear to be a registered Powerpack address. Thanks Edited: I saw the typo in your address & corrected it. All good! I'm also moving your question to "Workflow help & questions" as it'll be seen by more users to help get to the bottom of your issue. Cheers, Vero
  8. Does Ctrl + N always result in showing package contents? And does it show it in Finder or Alfred? This isn't a default action in Alfred, so it's either a workflow hotkey you've set up, or a third-party shortcut that interferes with Alfred. (Also, could you please enter your valid Alfred v2 Powerpack email address in your forum profile? I can see you've entered an address but it isn't a valid Powerpack address.)
  9. Nothing relating to preferences has changed in version 2.8.1 so here are a few things to take a look at on your Mac: 1. Is your Powerpack still active? Check the Powerpack tab in Alfred's preferences. Email info@alfredapp com if you have any license-related issues. 2. Do you sync your preferences? If so, check that Dropbox is still correctly set up on your Mac, and that your preferences file is selected in Alfred's preferences under the Advanced tab. If you've recently set up your Mac or reinstalled Dropbox, it's possible that your existing preferences file wasn't found and Alfred
  10. Launch Alfred's preferences to Features > Contacts and make sure the checkbox for "Open Contacts in Alfred" is ticked When you find a contact in Alfred's results, just press the Return key to show Alfred's contact viewer. Let me know how you get on. Cheers, Vero
  11. Your screenshot isn't showing up, so I'm basing my reply in what you've said. If you've changed your define keyword to "df", simply keep typing "df" followed by your search term. Alfred will naturally exclude "pdf expert" from the results when you keep typing, and he'll also learn that you want define to be at the top after a few uses Cheers, Vero
  12. Take a look at this page for info on how to tell Alfred which language you want him to use: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/troubleshooting/keyboard-language/ (Note: The page hasn't been formally updated for 10.11 El Capitan so don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions. I'll be updating that page shortly )
  13. From what you're describing, it seems your Alfred preferences aren't persisting correctly if, for example, you're checking boxes and they're unchecked next time. Take a look at this page for steps on troubleshooting the issue with permissions: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/troubleshooting/preferences/ If you're still having issues, please provide more details on where/if your preferences are synced, which version of OS X and Alfred you're using, etc and I'll help you further Cheers, Vero
  14. Excellent, glad you're all up and running now
  15. Have you tried setting up Direct Connect between your Mac and your iPhone? You can do this by tapping the "Add" button in Alfred Remote, then choosing "Direct" in the top right of the connection screen. When using Direct Connection, we recommend using a static IP address for a more predictable behaviour. You can also use your Mac's hostname (e.g. Veros-Mac.local). Enter your IP address and the port number. Your IP address is set in OS X (usually automatically), while you can set the port in Alfred's server configuration. Let me know if you need any help with this Cheers, Vero
  16. Hi Andreas, Are you using the Powerpack? If so, take a look at your workflows in case you've set a hotkey to Cmd + 7 somewhere. To see all your workflow hotkeys, take a look at tip #3 here: https://www.alfredapp.com/blog/tips-and-tricks/5-tips-to-make-workflows-work-harder-for-you/ Also, could you please add your Powerpack email address to your forum profile? This is only visible to administrators, but enables us to confirm your registered user status. Cheers, Vero
  17. Thanks for pointing this out! Due to changes to OS X and Finder, the "action" keyword became unreliable some time ago. Andrew changed the way the file selection was handled, which made it much more reliable and added the ability to handle multiple files at once. The side effect is that the "action" keyword was taken out. I've now updated the cheatsheet to reflect that.
  18. Absolutely Start your workflow with a hotkey object, and choose the argument "Selection in OS X" - you can then do what you like with it, search for it in a specific way, pass it to a workflow, etc by connecting it to the next object of your choice Let me know if you need a hand! Cheers, Vero
  19. It's possible to set a hotkey to open your Alfred Preferences - No need for AppleScript in this instance - Create a workflow connecting a hotkey to a Launch Apps/Files object - Navigate to Alfred in your Applications folder - Right-click and choose "Show package contents" - Within Contents > Preferences, you'll find the Alfred Preferences app, which you can drag as the application to launch in Alfred - Set a hotkey of your choice Close Alfred's preferences then use your newly set hotkey to re-open them quickly! Cheers, Vero
  20. Alfred doesn't load other apps at startup, so there may be something odd on your user profile causing apps to load at that point. How are you restarting your Mac; Using Alfred's "restart" keyword or using the Apple menu's "Restart..." action? Are the apps that are restarting the same ones that were open on your Mac before restart?
  21. If you take a look at one of the entries in 1Password where you're seeing this dialog, you'll most likely see that its "website" field is missing the http:// or https:// at the beginning of the URL and, as such, your Mac doesn't know what to use to open the URL and asks you. Update these bookmarks to contain valid URLs and they'll be able to launch properly Cheers, Vero
  22. A very simple way to get easy access to your favourite URLs is to activate Alfred's URL history: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/features/web-search/#history By pasting each URL once into Alfred as you get started, you could then use Alfred's built-in URL history to search for them in the future - especially if you set the expiration at the bottom to a year
  23. Hi John, Looking at the screenshots in this page, could you let me know how far through the process you're able to get? https://www.alfredapp.com/help/remote/setting-up/ You may also find some of the troubleshooting steps on this page helpful: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/troubleshooting/remote/ Let me know how you get on with this information and I'll be happy to help you further if I can Cheers, Vero
  24. I've left this a few days to see whether any Blender users would have anything of interest to add, but my thoughts echo what you said; Blender isn't a native Mac application, so it's likely that its odd behaviour is caused by being a weird ported app to Mac. As such, it may not be possible to use Remote to control Blender.
  25. If Spotlight is disabled on your Mac, OS X itself, as well as Alfred and many other apps who rely on that metadata, won't be functioning properly. It's just more often obvious in Alfred, as you use it primarily for search If you follow the steps recommended in the comments of this post and post these two lines, one after the other, into Terminal, you'll be able to reset your indexing, which should allow you to reindex normally. Disable indexing: sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.metadata.mds.plist Enable indexing: sudo launchctl load -w /System/Librar
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