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  1. Precisely why we do it this way - if you're in the middle of something, we don't want to interfere. Back in the day when I did presentations a lot, having a Sparkle prompt in the middle of a talk was enough to throw me a bit out of the flow At this point, there are only a few Alfred updates a year for non-pre-release users (7 in the past 12 months), unlike many of the apps named above who do updates on a weekly basis as a matter of course. If you're seeing more frequent updates, check that you haven't selected the pre-releases option in the dropdown menu. As such, th
  2. @Philip_D I would recommend following the same steps as provided to these users: It's likely a permissions issue due to the upgrade to Big Sur so the steps outlined there should resolve things for you. Let us know how you get on, as it may be useful for others who come across this thread. Cheers, Vero
  3. @jjthejet @matthew.nyc @Rocinante There are a few steps to take to establish what's happening on your Mac. First, try creating a new user account on your Mac temporarily. Install Alfred and go through the same steps as on your primary user account. Does you see normal behaviour? Next, return to your primary user account and reset Alfred's permissions, in case the upgrade to Big Sur has caused some permissions to become corrupted. To do this, launch macOS's Security & Privacy preferences, and remove Alfred from anywhere he's listed, then re-add as indicated here:
  4. @34celtics Moving the files to another folder and back essentially achieves the same thing as rebuilding the metadata index, but for those files specifically. Glad you're all sorted. Cheers, Vero
  5. @34celtics If results are sometimes showing in Alfred and sometimes not, and you haven't tweaked your preferences in between, it's a sign that macOS isn't returning the full results to Alfred at all times. Are these files all on your local drive and not in cloud-based locations or external drives? There have only been a few users reporting issues with their index upon upgrade, and one has already let us know that he did a fresh Big Sur install, which fixed his indexing issues (as well as resolving a few other non-indexing, non-Alfred related issues that appeared to be a hangup from
  6. @daouk That sounds very weird - do you have any software on your main profile that could be interfering with normal rendering? You could try resetting Alfred, which you can do by following the steps below. Back up your Alfred.alfredpreferences file to a safe place first https://www.alfredapp.com/help/troubleshooting/reset-alfred/ Let me know how you get on. Cheers, Vero
  7. @thatbadboy When the metadata is broken (returning red crosses in the metadata tool), the issue is squarely out of Alfred's hands. This metadata is maintained by macOS and, while Alfred can tell macOS to start to rebuild the index, Alfred doesn't maintain or control said index. Once your index is healthy and complete, with no red errors when running the troubleshooting tool, you'll be one step closer to macOS providing Alfred with the necessary file metadata to be able to return results when searching. A broken index means that any other apps relying on the same index behind the s
  8. @34celtics If you've installed Alfred in the same breath as Big Sur, remember that macOS needs a little time to get itself fully indexed. This means that the macOS metadata index that provides results to Alfred may take a few minutes (or hours) to complete. Make sure you're using Alfred 4.2.1 as well. If it's been a little while since your install, you can also use Alfred's built-in File Troubleshooting tool, which you'll find in the Preferences > Help > Troubleshooting > Run Troubleshooting. Drag in a few files from Finder that you're unable to locate in Alfred, and you'll be
  9. @swiggy You can create a workflow that launches multiple search queries from one keyword, yes. Take a look at the built-in "Should I watch this movie?" example, which you'll find in Workflows > [+] > Examples. It uses one keyword + your query to launch IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes (for a movie rating) and YouTube, so that you can decide if a movie you've heard of is worth watching As for using a ticker symbol and opening stocks pages, you'll just need to work out how to create a custom search for your particular stocks sites. Here's a guide to creating your own custom searches:
  10. For the benefit of other users who might come across this, here's the answer I provided by email.
  11. @thatbadboy Keep in mind that you have just installed Big Sur, which has only been out for mere days, and as an upgrade. Upgrades can sometimes leads to permissions issues or data corruption. Taking a look at the metadata you shared earlier, if you run this again, is the metadata fixed now? If it isn't, it's a sign that the underlying indexing issue hasn't been resolved. Could you please open Alfred's preferences to General > Request Permissions, and go through to the macOS permissions. Please remove and re-add Alfred to the Full Disk Access permissions, then see again if resu
  12. @llityslife Could you please provide more information? First, please share your workflow (you can put it on Dropbox and provide a link), and tell us exactly which version of Alfred and macOS you're using. If you change your hotkey, does your workflow behave as expected? Is your issue only with that particular hotkey combo? Next, have you granted Alfred permissions since installing Big Sur? https://www.alfredapp.com/help/getting-started/permissions/ The more details you provide, the more likely we'll be able to help you out Cheers, Vero
  13. @atsaloli You should be using Alfred 4.2.1 from https://www.alfredapp.com rather than the App Store version Also, make sure you've granted Alfred the appropriate permissions - Accessibility is required for the lock command: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/getting-started/permissions/ Cheers, Vero
  14. @ylluminate What happens if you disable Bartender? This hasn't been reported by anyone else, so I'd be curious to hear what behaviour you see without Bartender. Also, it would be helpful to state which version of Alfred and macOS you're using. Cheers, Vero
  15. @ClemHarvey The issue with apps not opening as described on that MacRumors post will hopefully have been very brief as Apple was hit with loads of people updating at the same time, and all apps attempting to call back at the same time. If you've just installed Big Sur, it may be that there was some corruption upon upgrade. Your best bet is to backup your Alfred.alfredpreferences, reset Alfred and relaunch, then bring your preferences back in: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/troubleshooting/reset-alfred/ Let me know how you get on Cheers, Vero
  16. @dartiss Which web shortcuts are you referring to? If there are specific ones you want to open in a browser other than your default one, your best bet is to create a workflow for the custom search or web search in question. There's a built-in example workflow that shows you how to open a search in a specified browser, called "Should I watch this movie?". You can find it in the Workflows > + > Examples > Should I watch this movie. The YouTube query automatically opens in Chrome, while the other two will open in the default browser. Beyo
  17. @Nicolas Mertens This seems to be an isolated issue experienced by only a couple of users, likely caused by interference by a third-party. As the user above you stated, You can resolve this by changing Alfred's focus to Compatibility Mode in the Preferences > Appearance > Options > Focusing: Switch from Standard Mode to Compatibility Mode. Have you done this? Cheers, Vero
  18. If your post relates to the workflow linked by @cands a few posts above, could you please post your issues with it in the correct workflow thread, so that it doesn't confuse matters with the workflow this particular thread is about? Please confirm that's the one you're referring to and I'll move this post too.
  19. @SJ2K @Alfred User As explained above by @deanishe, when this occurs, it's down to another app, plugin, or macOS feature locking secure input - and potentially not correctly releasing it when it's done. A few people make reference to Chrome earlier in this thread, and certainly some Chrome plugins (off the top of my head, I know LastPass was an issue at the time) don't correctly release secure input when it's done. Alfred doesn't interfere with the macOS secure input feature and, needless to say, cannot "cancel" or remove another app's secure input, as this would defeat
  20. @csonni Could you clarify where your file is stored, whether it's a brand new file, which version of macOS you're using, etc? You can also run Alfred's file troubleshooting tool by going to Alfred's preferences > Help > Troubleshooting > File Troubleshooting, and drag your file to it. It'll provide you with more information about it. Cheers, Vero
  21. @MrP Glad you got to the bottom of it I'll move this to Discussion & Help as it's not a bug and your solution may help other users in the future. Cheers, Vero
  22. @TomasA Welcome to the forum Drive-by linking - this is the app in question: https://reinventedsoftware.com/keepit/ There's a paragraph on that page stating that it provides AppleScript support, so if anyone else is using Keep It, they should be able to help In the meantime, if you list out the most likely actions you'd be looking for in the workflow, it'll give a headstart to any workflow creator. Cheers, Vero
  23. @MrP If you use other workflows with notifications enabled, do you see them? Try this tiny workflow, which uses the keyword "say" followed by whatever text you like. When you press Enter, you should see the output in Notification Centre. https://www.dropbox.com/s/g4jjje8jkssd2g7/Testing notifications.alfredworkflow?dl=1 Do you see a notification for this? Cheers, Vero
  24. @ke11 Your thread was merged with the existing one about Brave bookmarks support. Have a look at the workflows suggested above. As Brave doesn't currently make the bookmarks data readily available for third-parties to use, there's no built-in integration planned for that browser. Cheers, Vero
  25. @MrP In macOS's Notification Centre preferences, have you allowed Alfred 4 to show notifications? This also needs to be set to banners or alerts so that they actually show Cheers, Vero
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