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    rob213 reacted to Blacknoise in Using Typinator with Alfred: a short synopsis.   
    Just want to say thank you @rob213!
    Your post saved me here.
    Cheers!
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    rob213 reacted to dfay in are there any Alfred workflows to trigger a HoudahSpot Template based search?   
    Unless you're going to be regularly producing new templates and really need to search dynamically, I'd use a List Filter.
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    rob213 reacted to dfay in are there any Alfred workflows to trigger a HoudahSpot Template based search?   
    Here's what I use - called from a keyword with space & argument required, in a Run Script object set to osascript (AS) with input as {query}
     
    on run set theQuery to "{query}" tell application "HoudahSpot" search theQuery template POSIX file "/Users/username/Library/Application Support/com.houdah.HoudahSpot4/Templates/templatename.hstemplate" activate end tell end run  
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    rob213 reacted to deanishe in is it possible to pass a query to an app with a search window instead of a website ?   
    As long as the app's toolbar is visible, you can still achieve what you want by simulating keypresses.
     
    Here’s a simple workflow that should mostly work. It assumes your Fluid app is called DictCC. If it’s not, you’ll have to change APP_NAME in the workflow’s configuration. There are some other settings you might also want/need to change.
     
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    rob213 reacted to deanishe in is it possible to pass a query to an app with a search window instead of a website ?   
    Yes. I did say "unless you paste it into the location bar".
     
    The point is, when you programmatically ask a Fluid app to open a URL, it always creates a new tab.
     
    And that's what matters when it comes to scripting an app (which is what you're asking about), not what happens when you do it with keyboard and mouse.
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    rob213 reacted to deanishe in is it possible to pass a query to an app with a search window instead of a website ?   
    In my tests, a new tab is opened every time you tell a Fluid app to open a URL (unless you paste it into the location bar).
     
    Is it possible that you've hidden the tab bar?
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    rob213 reacted to deanishe in is it possible to pass a query to an app with a search window instead of a website ?   
    So what you specifically want to do is open a URL in the first tab of a Fluid app’s window?
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    rob213 reacted to vitor in is it possible to pass a query to an app with a search window instead of a website ?   
    No, you use Alfred to open a URL, which is in a format that the specific website takes as a query.
     
    The distinction is important because the same logic applies to apps. There’s no single command you can use to “query an app”; whether that’s possible at all and how it’s done is entirely dependent on the app. If it can be done, they usually provide easy-to-find documentation on how to do it, which if you share we can use to help build a Workflow.
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    rob213 got a reaction from cands in Evernote Tip: a quick way to open frequently accessed individual Evernote notes using Alfred → Features → Custom WebSearch   
    I have 12,000 + Evernote notes, a few of which I access multiple times a day.
     
    I was looking for a quick way to access those notes in Evernote desktop and configure Alfred to do so.
     
    In Evernote, I right click on the note in the notes list → in the context menu you see Copy Note Link - do NOT choose that option. Instead press the option key and a new menu item will appear called Copy Classic Note Link → click on  Copy Classic Note Link → go to Alfred → Features → Web Search → new custom search → paste the link as the URL, assign title and keyword, etc.
     
    If you want the evernote note to open in the web version of evernote, use copy note link above instead of copy classic note link.
     
    I find this method much faster than going through Evernote search workflows
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    rob213 got a reaction from evanfuchs in Evernote Tip: a quick way to open frequently accessed individual Evernote notes using Alfred → Features → Custom WebSearch   
    I have 12,000 + Evernote notes, a few of which I access multiple times a day.
     
    I was looking for a quick way to access those notes in Evernote desktop and configure Alfred to do so.
     
    In Evernote, I right click on the note in the notes list → in the context menu you see Copy Note Link - do NOT choose that option. Instead press the option key and a new menu item will appear called Copy Classic Note Link → click on  Copy Classic Note Link → go to Alfred → Features → Web Search → new custom search → paste the link as the URL, assign title and keyword, etc.
     
    If you want the evernote note to open in the web version of evernote, use copy note link above instead of copy classic note link.
     
    I find this method much faster than going through Evernote search workflows
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    rob213 reacted to deanishe in 2 questions about alfred web searches   
    @rob213 I've merged your threads on this topic. Please don't keep creating new threads about the same thing. Keep it all in one place where it's easier to find. You can edit the thread title if you need to.
     
    Also, you should consider exporting the actual macro and posting a link to it, so people can import it instead of having to recreate it based on screenshots.
     
     
    This won't work a lot (perhaps most) of the time. URLs often have more than one parameter, and your macro will delete them.
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    rob213 reacted to deanishe in is it possible to access sections and/or subsections of Alfred preferences with a keyword ?   
    Open Alfred, enter ?, type “web search”
     
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    rob213 reacted to deanishe in Using Typinator with Alfred: a short synopsis.   
    Indeed. I use it myself.
     
     
    The [SOLVED] just means the question was answered. So that anyone else with the same question can quickly see that the answer is in the thread.
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    rob213 reacted to vitor in Using Typinator with Alfred: a short synopsis.   
    What do you mean? The topic is still there and people can still respond. Why do you say it was “closed”?
     
     
    I believe you misunderstood. @deanishe suggested a workaround to your problem, he didn’t say that you should abandon Typinator altogether (more likely that you could switch over the problematic snippets) and definitely did not indicate that every user should do it. He himself uses and recommends different automation tools for different tasks, according to their strengths.
     
    I think that in general this post is good, and it’s useful that it exists so others with the same issue can get it fixed. I have two editing suggestions:
    Link Terminal commands somewhere, because not every user will know what that means. I suggest Apple’s support page. Make the commands more obvious, so inexperienced users know exactly what to copy. I suggest defaults write com.macility.typinator2 expandInAlfred 0. You can reproduce that effect with the following:
    [background=#eee][font=courier,monospace]defaults write com.macility.typinator2 expandInAlfred 0[/font][/background]  
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    rob213 reacted to deanishe in 2 questions about alfred web searches   
    Sure. You could write a script that generates an alfred://customsearch/ URL based on the active tab and then opens it in Alfred. Good luck figuring out how to insert {query} in the right place.
     
     
    Outputs > Post Notification.
     
    Have you actually looked at the workflow elements that are available?
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    rob213 got a reaction from vitor in [SOLVED] How to create a menu of shared / conflicting hotkeys, for example when there are 10+ different types of text manipulation   
    @vitor it was an error in the regex as you say. With another regex, it works perfectly. Thank you so much Vitor !!
    Sorry for giving you headaches !
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    rob213 reacted to vitor in [SOLVED] Commands missing from the alfred cheatsheet: where is the list of all commands ?   
    Shortcuts are present next to their settings in Alfred Preferences. Open it and see what you can change, and shortcuts will be shown there. There wouldn’t be a point to knowing what they are without understanding the feature.
     

     

     

     
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    rob213 reacted to deanishe in keyword equivalent hotkeys ?   
    You can. Like I told you elsewhere, add a List Filter to choose which transformation you want.
     
    If you want to use a keyword to trigger a workflow that works on the current selection, you need to copy the current selection yourself. Alfred can only pass you the current selection if you use a Hotkey.
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    rob213 reacted to vitor in [SOLVED] How to create a menu of shared / conflicting hotkeys, for example when there are 10+ different types of text manipulation   
    I can’t get it to work even as standalone, your regex is incorrect (why are there § characters there?). Everything else seems set up correctly. Try it with something simpler first, multi-line regexes are harder to get right.
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    rob213 reacted to dfay in keyword equivalent hotkeys ?   
    That’s how the Case Converter works.
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    rob213 reacted to vitor in [SOLVED] How to create a menu of shared / conflicting hotkeys, for example when there are 10+ different types of text manipulation   
    Another version. Open the List Filter and the Conditional to see how they’re built. Click the (?) inside to be taken to the documentation—it’s simple enough if you read it.
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    rob213 reacted to vitor in [SOLVED] How to create a menu of shared / conflicting hotkeys, for example when there are 10+ different types of text manipulation   
    Instead of dropping a CSV, press the + and add a row. Make the Title and Subtitle whatever you want, but Arg is important as it will be used for the Conditional Utility to pick a branch. You’ll also need a couple of Argument and Variables Utilities (leave those as they are; they don’t need any modification to keep working, no matter how many transformations and branches you add).
     

     
    Here’s a copy of that Workflow. For testing, I had to change a few details of your existing nodes that you’ll want to add back. Namely I’ve replaced the regex transformation itself and removed the specific apps that need to be in focus.
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    rob213 reacted to dfay in keyword equivalent hotkeys ?   
    Here’s an existing workflow that allows both keyword (to script filter) and triggers:
     
     
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    rob213 reacted to vitor in [SOLVED] How do I backup Alfred Workflows?   
    The Workflows are included in the preferences bundle. There’s nothing else you need to do.
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    rob213 reacted to deanishe in what does “sets the folder dynamically”mean ?   
    That was Andrew. Alfred doesn't post on the forum. Not yet, at any rate.
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