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  1. A workflow to allow you to search Chrome Bookmarks and open them when actioned in Chrome. I originally posted these on my Tumblr but I've since noticed a few issues with it so I fixed a few things and wanted to post it here so people could comment or report issues. http://d.pr/f/gkwy
  2. Even if you can't remember the file name, couldn't you just set a descriptive name that you could use to identify the file in the files Spotlight Comment field to aid in finding the file you want?
  3. I would think the issue with this would be trying to keep an accurate list of what all constitutes those types of files. For instance, "images" may be accurately covered for you by 10 different file types. For others that work in that area all the time, that may not be the case. By the way, not sure how you go about adding file types, but always remember that you can bring up the file type area and just pop up Alfred, and '<space> .etx' where .ext is the file extension that you want, find a single file, and just drag that file, directly from Alfred into the text box. That will add that file type to the filter area.
  4. Andrew and I have gone back and forth over this several times and he says there may be some major implications behind doing this. It's been noted. We'll see where it goes from there. Thanks for the suggestion.
  5. This is just a temporary solution while Alfred is still in beta.
  6. That action that is about to run is highlighted in the Alfred results when typing the keyword.
  7. To my knowledge and I will attempt to confirm this with Andrew, Alfred does none of his own indexing. It's all Spotlight. The only additional thing that Alfred would be doing is maintaining his knowledge database that assists in prioritizing results that you use more frequently.
  8. simonbs is right. It's all sent via the single {query} parameter. One you have it in your script would have to parse it yourself via some parameter whether it be a space or something else
  9. I believe Andrew said that syncing with iCloud was reserved for App Store apps so that this wouldn't be included. Dropbox will remain an option, although syncing isn't available yet.
  10. Yes that is a limitation of notification center
  11. You could always create a workflow that is nothing but hotkeys, name it as such and just create them all in that one workflow. That's what I did to simplify things a bit
  12. Luca, One simple way that you could accomplish this for now is to, instead of linking the hotkey to an Applescript action, link it to a shell script. Take your applescript code and convert it into a .scpt file (or whatever it is for an actual applescript), put that applescript in your workflow folder, and from the shell script, run that applescript and pass the argument to it. Does that make sense?
  13. Several people have mentioned that Applescript's don't work in the first beta of Alfred 2. The Applescript support IS there, it just hasn't been finished. At it's current state, to use Applescript, the code MUST be wrapped. See example below. on alfred_script(q) tell application "Finder" to activate end alfred_script It has to be wrapped with alfred_script in order to work at this point. For further examples, see my Rdio workflow that has already been posted. It uses Applescript to control the local Rdio application.
  14. Things are definitely a little different with how Workflows are set up. There is a bit of a learning curve, but once you grasp how all the pieces work together, they are actually pretty simple to set up and flow quite well.
  15. What is your resolution set to? I am using Alfred v2 on my 2nd gen 11" Macbook Air and the icons from the dock stick up over the bottom of the window by about 10 pixels, but thats it.
  16. On topic of the Applescript not working, did you remember to wrap the code in: on alfred_script(q) end alfred_script can you confirm that you did wrap your code in that?
  17. thats actually part of Chrome. It does the same thing if you just try it from the terminal as well. open -a /Applications/Google\ Chrome.app "google.com" - doesn't work either
  18. I made one similar during testing that grabs local or external ip address. I just made the keyword the same so you have the option when you type the keyword.
  19. Not really following what you're asking to accomplish. With the multiple results, you could set them as invalid and set the autocomplete flag so that when you try to action it, it will fill Alfred's input with the value that you want then edit it there and then use a modifier key to send it to another script for working with it. If it's that you are wanting to pass multiple values through Alfred, which is what it sounds like, you could pass all the data you need through the arg value with some form of delimiter then split it up when it goes through the next step. Does that make sense?
  20. The Format ** This will be an evolving document. Check here for updates and new documentation. ** There is also an XML format example available in Alfred 2 preferences. To see it, open Alfred Preferences, navigate to Workflows. Click the + i nthe bottom right corner of the installed workflows list, select Examples->Script Filter XML format. Result feedback is generated by returning an XML string back to Alfred from a Script Filter item in your Workflow. Script Filters are the only way to pass feedback to Alfred. The following is an example XML string that would be returned to Alfred. <?xml version="1.0"?> <items> <item uid="rdioartist" arg="r96664" valid="yes" autocomplete="Incubus"> <title>Incubus</title> <subtitle>Artist</subtitle> <icon>rdio-artist.png</icon> </item> <item uid="albumart" arg="/Users/user/Documents/album.jpg" type="file"> <title>Incubus Album Art</title> <subtitle>Album Art for Science</subtitle> <icon type="filetype">public.jpeg</icon> </item> </items> Results will be returned as a list of "items", with each one being an "item" inside. Each item has several arguments and pieces of information associated with it. Item Attributes uid (optional in Alfred 2.0.3+) The uid attribute is a value that is used to help Alfred learn about your results. You know that Alfred learns based on the items you use the most. That same mechanism can be used in feedback results. Give your results a unique identifier and Alfred will learn which ones you use the most and prioritize them by moving them up in the result list. As of Alfred 2.0.3, this attribute is now optional. If no uid is provided, Alfred will simply generate a UUID. This will allow you to maintain a specific order of generated feedback. Previously, the uid (if not unique for each result) would be added to Alfred's knowledge and would be prioritized in later executions. arg The arg attribute is the value that is passed to the next portion of the workflow when the result item is selected in the Alfred results list. So if you pressed enter on the sample item above, the value 'r96664' would be passed to a shell script, applescript, or any of the other Action items. type The type attribute allows you to specify what type of result you are generating. Currently, the only value available for this attribute is file. This will allow you to specify that the feedback item is a file and allows you to use Result Actions on the feedback item. valid ( optional - Defaults to 'yes' ) The valid attribute allows you to specify whether or not the result item is a "valid", actionable item. Valid values for this attribute are 'yes' or 'no'. By setting a result's valid attribute to 'no', the item won't be actioned when this item is selected and you press Return. This allows you to provide result items that are only for information or for help in auto completing information (See autocomplete flag below). autocomplete ( optional - Only available when valid = no ) The autocomplete attribute is only used when the valid attribute has been set to 'no'. When attempting to action an item that has the valid attribute set to 'no' and an autocomplete value is specified, the autocomplete value is inserted into the Alfred window. When using this attribute, the arg attribute is ignored. Elements title The title element is the value that is shown in large text as the title for the result item. This is the main text/title shown in the results list. subtitle The subtitle element is the value shown under the title in the results list. When performing normal searches within Alfred, this is the area where you would normally see the file path. icon ( optional - If not icon value is available, the icon will be blank. If the icon element is not present, a folder icon will be used ) The icon element allows you to specify the icon to use for your result item. This can be a file located in your workflow directory, an icon of a file type on your local machine, or the icon of a specific file on your system. To use the icons of a specific file type or another folder/file, you must provide a type attribute to the icon item. Example: <icon type="fileicon">/Applications</icon> - Use the icon associated to /Applications Example: <icon type="filetype">public.folder</icon> - Use the public.folder (default folder) icon
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