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  1. @raguay.customct Ctrl + V? Have you changed defaults from the macOS Cmd + V? If so, Alfred is expecting Cmd + V to be the standard paste combo.

     

    If you did mean Cmd + V and content isn't being pasted, which version of macOS are you using? If you're in Catalina, please open Alfred's prefs to General > Request Permissions... and remove / re-add Alfred from the Accessibility permissions, as Catalina seems to forget permissions upon update. 

     

    If the issue persists, please provide more details:

    • Do snippets paste as expected? Content from Clipboard History?
    • Did you change anything relating to Cmd + V recently?
    • Are you running any other keyboard modifiers or clipboard apps concurrently that could be interfering?
    • Could you make sure you test in TextEdit, as it's the most basic native app?

    Cheers,
    Vero

  2. @Nurou @Gad Could you please launch Alfred to the General preferences > Request Permissions... and check that Alfred has been granted Full Disk Access?

     

    If you've recently upgraded macOS to Catalina, please remove Alfred from the permissions and re-add, as Catalina seems to forget previously granted permissions upon upgrade.

     

    You will then need to run the reindex again from Alfred's Advanced preferences, ensuring that you keep a close eye on any error messages in Terminal. (Terminal will also need to be granted Full Disk Access as above).

     

    Let me know how you get on.

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  3. @riaamp The symbols on the right are irrelevant at this point, and will only appear after a hotkey combo is set. (It's an advanced feature, and is only necessary in a small number of cases to change the behaviour of hotkeys, as per the Tips section at the bottom of this page: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/workflows/triggers/hotkey/ )

     

    Could you please let me know 1. what hotkey you're trying to set and 2. whether you're pressing all of the keys at the same time? In your original screenshot, the modifier keys (Shift, Option, Ctrl and Command) are there and greyed out awaiting your input. 

  4. @mattselby If the location is set correctly in the preferences, Alfred will use these preferences. What location is set in Advanced > Sync? And where is that folder located in Finder?

     

    Are none of your collections listed in the Snippets preferences? And none of your workflows in the workflows tab?

     

    This seems odd, so could you type "?diagnostics" in Alfred and email the resulting file to our info@ address. 

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

     

     

  5. @mattselby I'm wondering if you might've grabbed the wrong version of your preferences from your old Mac and the Alfred.alfredpreferences you chose could have contained the default preferences rather than your more recent workflows and snippets. Did you check on the old Mac what path you had set under Advanced > Sync? This is where you should find the right version of your file.

     

    If you navigate in Finder to the location of your preferences, right-click and choose Show Package Contents, then go into the Snippets folder, is there anything there?

     

    If you think you may have selected the wrong set of preferences, go back to the old Mac, make sure your preferences are the correct ones (maybe create a new snippet collection to see the new name added to the list in Finder). You can then copy these to the appropriate location on your new Mac, and set the location in Advanced preferences.  :) 

     

    Once Alfred restarts, go check in Advanced that the correct location is still set.

     

    Let me know how you get on.

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

     

  6. @mattselby Welcome to the forum.

     

    Can you provide more details?

    • Which Big Sur beta?
    • Which version of Alfred?
    • What is your sync service? Did you give it enough time to download all of your data to the new Mac BEFORE setting up sync as indicated in that page?
    • When setting the sync location, did the location selection menu say new preferences would be created, or that it would use the existing preferences you pointed it to?
    • Are your preferences still all in place on the original Mac?

    Please provide as much information as possible, as this is unlikely to be a Big Sur issue. If you just set up your sync location without Dropbox (or other sync service) having time to sync all your cloud data to your Mac, Alfred will have created a new preferences file as there isn't one in existence.

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  7. @riaamp From where you are in that screenshot, you can see that the hotkey field is in focus. You now simply need to press all keys for your hotkey combo... for example, Cmd + Alt + T all at once.

     

    If you're unable to set it, it'll be because the hotkey combo you're trying to use is already reserved by another app or somewhere else in Alfred. Try setting an alternative hotkey combo, or disable it wherever it's been previously set.

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  8. @Whiskey T.Could you provide more details as to what kind of file you're searching for, whether the file itself can be found when you search using "open" and the name of your file? Not all file types have their content fully indexed by macOS.

     

    If you use Spotlight (the bar that appears in the centre of your screen, not Finder's search box), do you find your results when searching for the contents?

     

    If you can provide more details on the type of file, its location, exactly what you're typing into Alfred, it'll be easier for us to guide you...

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  9. @Whiskey T. Welcome to the forum :)

     

    Take a look at the beginner's guide to searching using Alfred, for the different ways of searching on your Mac and on the web:

    https://www.alfredapp.com/blog/tips-and-tricks/beginners-guide-to-alfred-searching-your-mac-and-the-web/

     

    If you're still having trouble finding certain files, make sure you'reusing Alfred 4.1, then go to Alfred's preferences > Help > Troubleshooting and run the File Search Troubleshooting, dragging in some of the files you can't locate. This will give you more information on whether the metadata for these files is complete, and if they're correctly included in Alfred's index.

     

    Let us know how you get on!

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  10. @jerik I can't replicate the issue in Alfred 3 or Alfred 4 either. Could you please try to do this in TextEdit in plain text, and let me know whether a space is added there too? This is the best place to test things out, as it's the most native/basic app around :)

     

    Do you have any other clipboard managers or text manipulation tools that might be running at the same time? Sometimes another app interfering can result in extra/missing characters as two apps try to do text expansion at the same time. 

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  11. @rob213 As a further tip to @deanishe suggesting taking a look at the Workflow objects available, I wanted to point out that each object, and each Alfred feature has a question mark icon next to it in the preferences. Click this icon to be taken to the relevant documentation for that object.

     

    You'll then be able to learn what each object does, how it interacts with others, etc, which should answer many of your questions :)

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  12. @rob213 That's still a browser though, not an app that could allow AppleScript support, etc...

     

    Might want to take a look at the existing translation workflows, including one for dict.cc - they're not that recent, so might need to some adjustments, but would be a better starting point.

     

     

    And for DeepL, which I'm not familiar with personally but many people seem to really like:

    https://github.com/m9dfukc/deepl-alfred-workflow

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  13. @ficus_89 If you pop open Alfred's preferences to Features > Snippets, do you see a red notice telling you that secure entry is locked during that time?

     

    It would look something like this (but with 1PW as the app preventing text expansion):

     snippets-secure-input.png

     

    Note that it can take a few seconds for this message to appear in Alfred once you go into a secure field.

     

    This is an intentional action from 1Password, as it aims to keep your data secure by not allowing third-party apps to read your keystrokes while in 1Password. This is sensible as you could be copying or creating passwords that you don't want seen by apps that save things as plain text.

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  14. @Avery Welcome to the forum :)

     

    Please go to Alfred's preferences > Help > Troubleshooting and run the File Search Troubleshooting, and drag in some of the files you can't locate. This will give you more information on whether the metadata for these files is complete, and if they're correctly included in Alfred's index.

     

    Please provide some of the outputs so that we can help you further.

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  15. @John Studdard Welcome to the forum :) 

     

    For fear of stating the obvious, please ensure you're using the latest Alfred 4 update (4.1 as of right now), and try what's been described above. You'll then be able to establish whether the issue you're getting is the same, where Catalina miscalculates the screen dimensions and shows Alfred off-screen, or something else.

     

    Let us know how you get on.

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

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