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Everything posted by jdfwarrior

  1. The easiest thing to do is open Spotlight preferences, navigate to the Privacy tab and then drag the application/file/folders you wish to hide into there. Alfred uses Spotlights metadata server so if Spotlight ignores it, Alfred will also.
  2. This could be a number of things but I would venture to guess that none would involve something to do with Alfred. Did you perform any kinds of upgrades/updates to anything recently? Perhaps something with the language that the workflow is written in changed. Who is the author of the workflow? Perhaps they may have some insight into the issue (a known issue perhaps?)
  3. You MAY have to use System Events to send it. I also did it with a menu item instead of the hotkey because.. my iMac is being kinda quirky right now. It also won't let me copy and paste text right now (its having a case of the Mondays). This code works on my laptop though. tell application "Safari" to activate tell application "System Events" tell process "Safari" click menu item "Show Previous Tab" of menu 1 of menu bar item "Window" of menu bar 1 end tell end tell
  4. In Alfred, this is done a little differently. Instead of specifying the app first, find the file, and press Enter to open it. If Marked 2 isn't associated with the file type that you're trying to open, select the file in Alfred, press the Right Arrow, then select "Open With ..." and type "Marked 2" and it should open the selected file in the application
  5. Alfred doesn't currently have this but you could use a Run Script item after the hotkey, set the languages to AppleScript and use AppleScript to simulate the hotkey. Would that work?
  6. Could you provide a link to the workflow you're referring to so I can take a look at it?? I would think that the AppleScript wouldn't be an issue because the application has to provide an AppleScript dictionary in order for OS X to call upon it. The Windows applications wouldn't have this obviously as they don't support AppleScript.
  7. Correct me if I'm wrong but, the files are being found, right? They just dont launch? Or are they not being found in Alfred? If they aren't being found, did you potentially modify Alfred's search scope? Have you checked out any of the other indexing steps listed here?
  8. When previewing files, Alfred has support for QuickLook built in. With that, you can select a file in Alfred and press Cmd+Y (or right shift) to show the file preview within QuickLook
  9. Due to security concerns, Alfred doesn't have direct access to the contents of 1Password. Alfred only has basic access (just the login url) that has a code appended. With 1Password Mini, if it is setup to activate with a hotkey, you could.. Use Alfred the first time to select the login you want to visit, then on the second step, action 1Password Mini, enter the login name, press the right arrow, and then press Enter. Pressing the right arrow would show the details of the login item, typically with the password selected and the Copy action available. Would that work?
  10. If they are results that you wish to never see then you could try adding them into Spotlight's Privacy section within Spotlight Preferences. This will prevent the folders from showing up within Alfred's results. If you need any further help setting this up, let me know and I'll assist further
  11. The easiest way would be to change the keyword that activates the workflow. From the sounds of it, you have Alfred configured to show everything in the default results. This has the tendency to make your results kind of cluttered which is why its disabled by default. It makes it easier to show everything by default but results are a lot cleaner and a lot more accurate if you limit default scope and have workflows setup to perform more specific searches. For instance, one that I use all the time is folder only results. I use , as a keyword to show only folder results when searching rather than having to search through a mass of results for everything that could match my query.
  12. As Dean mentioned, the notifications usually aren't shown until execution finishes. I've never checked but I wonder that works with things like Node.js which are asynchronous. Could you provide some sample code? What language?
  13. Are you familiar with creating workflows within Alfred? More specifically, have you taken a look at File Filters? You could create File Filters that are fine tuned to find the files you want with a keyword. Check those out and see if they may fill your needs. If you need help, let me know and I'll try to help you where necessary
  14. Which part specifically are you having issues with? All? I don't know of one right off that does such a thing (searches a table) to provide as an example. How is the data formatted? By table, are you meaning that it is an Excel sheet? CSV, TSV, JSON or something else would be easier to parse than an excel sheet. You could also store the data in an sqlite database. That would make the searching pretty easy,
  15. You could create a file filter that would only show mp3s (or whatever format you use) within a folder but that wouldn't show actual metadata (the id3 tags and such) in results, it would show the file name and path. You could make workflow that would allow you to show id3 info in the results but that, as you mentioned before, sometimes tends to be slower because it isn't using the native access to Spotlight's metadata server to do the searches. The workflow itself is performing the search. That workflow COULD use mdfind to search and may speed things up some, but it still wouldn't be as fast as Alfred could do it and you also wouldn't get the album art and such. The mini player is the best solution. You could change the way you access the mini player to make it a little easier. For example.. if you use the Cmd+Space hotkey to access Alfred, you could use something like Opt+Space for the mini player. Or, another option would be using F6 since it resides just to the left of the other media keys.
  16. If you'd like, you can send the image directly to us. The image or a link can be sent to info@alfredapp com or to me directly if you would like via david@alfredapp com and we'll try to get you taken care of asap.
  17. Metadata on some of the files may have gotten corrupted. Did you try reindexing the drive? Did you try it with the 'Delete /.Spotlight-V100' option ticked? This is the most thorough way of reindexing.
  18. You can set Alfred to have a configured modifier key to "action visible results". This will allow you to, when searching/filtering files, you can perform the default action on all files currently listed in the results list. So, an example, say I pop up Alfred and type 'resume. The ' would initiate a file search and say that there are 5 files that are matched results. If I had the modifier key (ctrl + return) set to action visible results, pressing that hotkey would open all 5 of the files that matched the search.
  19. As mentioned by Vitor, this is indeed, by design. Alfred pops up when needed, does what he is commanded and then gets out of your way so that you can continue working. If you need Alfred to do something else, just press hit hotkey and he's ready to go again.
  20. If it's a constant folder, that is a simple way to accomplish the task. If the folder changes, you could make a result action to do something similar for any folder and it not be hard coded. You could always use the method I described earlier as well and use the mod key and have a file filter to show all files within that specific folder
  21. By the Multiple Files action are you referring to the File Buffer? If not, are you familiar with that feature in Alfred? If it is the buffer you are trying to avoid, since all you're wanting to do is open them, you could config alfred to do that with a modified key. In Alfred's Advanced preferences, on the right side you have the option to set what happens when you press return with several of the modifier keys. One of these options is "Action visible results". This would allow you to use the wildcard and just press (for example, ctrl+return) and have it open all visible files in the result list.
  22. Hey Chris When Andrew mentioned Dropbox before, did you notice that he said the issue was potentially specific to the Apps folder within Dropbox, not Dropbox in general. The Apps folder within Dropbox is reserved for apps that make use of the official Dropbox API. We've seen issues in the past with users saving their preferences within this folder. If things are persisting after you removed it from that folder, try it again in Dropbox, but try with another folder. See if that works and let us know how things go.
  23. Even though Spotlight does find the files, there could be still be something wonky with the metadata. Have you tried reindexing? The option to do so is available in Alfred's Advanced Preferences. Try that and let me know how that works out
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