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  1. I made a simple workflow to capture screencaputure, rename it, and move it to the current directory of the Finder. The workflow works for folders like "Downloads", "Dropbox/hello", but it fails when I want to write to "Google Drive". There is escaping problem. I tried changing $1 to "$1" in the bash script, but it did not worked. How the problem can be fixed? The workflow is shared here: https://github.com/bhishanpdl/Shared/blob/master/Alfred_questions/aa screenshot copy to current directory.alfredworkflow?raw=true
  2. @CJK Thanks for your help, but I got one small problem. I tried to get only the basename of the png file instead of the whole POSIX path, but it failed. My attempt: I added following at the bottom of the script. # copy basename of png to clipboard base=`basename "$name"` echo -n "$base" | pbcopy How can the workflow only give the base name of the png?
  3. Thanks a lot. This solved the problem.
  4. I was trying to log the path of the current working directory of Finder window to a text file in Dropbox, the AppleScript used has no problem but when used in Alfred it gives me the empty log file. Workflow: https://github.com/bhishanpdl/Shared/blob/master/Alfred_questions/aa Last Working Directory.alfredworkflow?raw=true Used AppleScript: tell application "Finder" if exists Finder window 1 then set currentDir to target of Finder window 1 as alias else set currentDir to desktop as alias end if end tell log POSIX path of currentDir Error log from debugging: [2018-11-20 11:24:03][ERROR: action.script] /Users/poudel/Dropbox/Research/zz_LastWD/ **Question** How to write the current path of Finder along with date in a text file using Alfred?
  5. The link https://transfer.sh/gSsvH/Get-News.alfredworkflow is broken.
  6. This might be a very simple question, but I could not find an easy way to assign a keyboard shortcut to run Alfred with another workflow command arguments: For example: In Alfred: " throw" command will throw all the contents from the Downloads folder to Trash Folder. (workflow: Trash Downloads axelpeigne.trashdownloads) In Alfred: "emptytrash" command will empty the Trash contents using Alfred built-in command. Is there a way to combine these two commands and assign keyboard shortcuts for them? Required: ctrl-shift-E should run alfred commands `throw` and then `emptytrash`. My attempt workflow is here. Pesudocode: ``` tell application "Alfred 3" to run command "throw" tell application "Alfred 3" to run command "emptytrash" ``` Then just prepend a HOT key trigger to this File Script. I just don't know the actual AppleScript commands. Thanks.
  7. Thanks a lot, I figured it out. -- cd to Downloads try set folderPath to POSIX file "{query}" on error set folderPath to (path to downloads folder as text) end try -- try to delete items in Downloads if any try tell application "Finder" set itemsToDelete to every item of folder folderPath delete itemsToDelete end tell end try -- empty trash tell application "Finder" empty trash end tell
  8. Thanks, I will contact the devs of that app.
  9. There is a mac app fenetre using which we can make any window and youtube videos at the frontmost app. However, the keyboard shortcuts there works only when the frontmost app is fenetre. How to make the keyboard control make universal using Alfred workflow? For example, <alt-cmd-right> moves the fenetre window to right side. But it only works only when that app is highlighted. I would like to make it universal. If it is very time consuming to get all the keyboard controls of fenetre, I would like only to get the movement controls. e.g. only <alt-cmd-right> moves fenetre window right. Thanks a lot. I have shared my preliminary workflow here.
  10. @vitor Thanks, now I can move the Fentere in the desktop corners. I have one follow up question. When I set up hot key to open Finder file to open with Fenetre, it does takes the file to the menu of Fenetre, I manuall need to go to Fenetre and click the menubar. Can it be made single workflow a) puts the file to the menubar of Fenetre 2) then opens it in Fenetre? Thanks a lot!
  11. Many times I am running TWO bash terminals at the same time. In one terminal I can write code in vim editor, and in second terminal I can run the code, or do another things. I was looking if I can have some keyboard shortcut to switch between two terminals, without using mouse. cmd-tab will switch through all the open apps, not only two opened terminals. I was wondering how to achieve the goal. I have shared my workflow here. I found a code to activate the current terminal window from any frontmost app, but still looking for code to switch between two terminals. # Ref: https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/231112/open-the-same-terminal-without-switching-spaces tell application "Terminal" if not application "Terminal" is running then activate else if (exists window 1) then activate else do script "" activate end if end if end tell Thanks a lot!
  12. @vitor For some reasons Cmd ` did not worked for me. I just remapped it to be Alt Cmd ` and disabled original alt-cmd-` combo. Now it works. No need to write any workflows, it was a hidden built-in feature. Thanks a lot.
  13. I was trying to write a simple workflow to convert farenheit to celcius and display in alfred using script filter. Here is the workflow link. Code: import json import sys faren = float(sys.argv[1]) celcius = (faren - 32) * 5.0/9 data = {'valid': 'true', 'title': 'Farenheit to Celcius', 'subtitle': str(celcius) } data_lst = [data] data = {"items": data_lst} json.dump(data, sys.stdout) Problem: It gives following error IndexError: list index out of range How to fix the error? Thanks.
  14. I have shared an workflow that can be customized to display the world cities of our choice. By default it shows the time of Chicago, Kathmandu, and Brussels (America, Asia, and Europe cities). To add an city we need to edit the Script Filter, which is fairly simple: we need to write name of the continent followed by / and name of the capital city or the main time zone city if there are more than one time zones in that country. The full list of time zones can be found in this wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tz_database_time_zones. The workflow can be download from packal: http://www.packal.org/workflow/simple-timezone . Sample screenshot:
  15. In Alfred workflow, I can use most of the key combinations such as "Ctrl-M" and others. While working in jupyter notebook, I wanted to create a key combo "esc-m" that will toggle the cell to Markdown. But, I could not press the "ESC" key in Alfred workflow. Is there a way to simulate key press "esc-m" in Alfred workflow? Thanks.
  16. I had tried "esc-m" in one single combination. Now I used two different keys "esc" and "m" and now it works. Thanks.
  17. Date: Oct 11, 2018 Platform: MacOS Mojave I was running vim in the terminal and tried to use Alfred text expansion, but it does not work there. It gives the following error: Terminal seems to be preventing text expansion by locking secure entry For example, I have a snippet: ";;dd" for "date expansion". This works in all other text fields like TextEdit, Notes, and browser pages. But it does not work in terminal editor VIM. How to avoid this error?
  18. I was trying to write an Alfred workflow that will close all the other Safari tabs and also closes all other open safari windows open. There is keyboard shortcut "cmd opt w" which will close all other tabs. But I have to manually close all other opened safaries. How can this workflow be created? I have shared my preliminary workflow here. This is pseudo code: Sometimes watching movies Safari creates a lot of unwanted tabs and windows, I want to get rid of them and open only current tab. Thanks for help. on alfred_script(q) tell application "Safari" close (every window except this tab) end tell end alfred_script
  19. Thanks, I was assuming it was almost similar. Anyway this will be a good practice for me. Also, since Safari is working perfectly, most of the job is done. I mainly open safari and only few times open chrome and firefox.
  20. Thanks a lot it works for safari. But, when I changed "Safari" to "Firefox" I was having problem. How can it be made working for "Firefox" and "Googel Chrome" also? Simply changing Safari to them seems not working. Thanks a lot.
  21. You can use Mac app Mathpix snipping tool . It gives Latex version of OCR, but you have to convert latex to plain text manually.
  22. Link to workflow: workflow_link. Using the information from this apple stackexchange link, I tried to create an apple script to click the menu "Get LaTeX" from the app called "Mathpix Snipping Tool". NOTE: The Mathpix Snipping Tool is a great app, it can get the OCR of any image and converts it into LaTeX item. Since it is difficult to remember so many keyboard shortcuts, I decided to write alfred keyword to simulate "ctrl-cmd-m" of this app, but got problem and posted the question. Here is the code: tell application "Mathpix Snipping Tool" activate end tell tell application "System Events" click menu item "Get LaTeX" of menu 1 end tell When I run the first part in terminal using `osascript myscript.scpt` it runs fine. However, when I run the whole code it gives error. mymathpix.scpt:94:138: execution error: System Events got an error: Can’t get menu 1. (-1728) The application is not a regular application like Safari with menu items, its just hanging in top of the menubar and we can use some keyboard shortcuts to run the commands. How to fix the problem? Thanks.
  23. Update: The MWE workflow can be found here. tldr; Needed help using appplescrip to edit string, I know how to do in python. (The required workflow is working help needed to make it better.) I was writing an Alfred Workflow to render ipython notebooks `.ipynb` files nicely using nbviewer of github. For that we need to use the website: https://nbviewer.jupyter.org For example to render a ipynb file: https://github.com/bhishanpdl/pdl_practice/blob/master/a.ipynb We need to open https://nbviewer.jupyter.org and paste the above notebook url there. i.e. From: https://github.com/bhishanpdl/pdl_practice/blob/master/a.ipynb To: https://nbviewer.jupyter.org/github/bhishanpdl/pdl_practice/blob/master/a.ipynb Then, we just need to open the new url in safari. ---------- I did following: - applescrip to find frontmost tab url and copy to clipboard - edit the url using python - again use applescript to open edited url This seems to be bit of too much of a work. Is there way it can be done in only one applescript. The only thing I don't know is how to edit the string in applescript. I am only comfortable working with python and use it for most of the work. The codes used are following: # First applescript tell application "Safari" ignoring case set theURL to URL of front document set the clipboard to theURL end ignoring end tell # Second python script to edit url import sys query = sys.argv[1] query = 'https://nbviewer.jupyter.org/github'+ query.split(r'github.com')[1] sys.stdout.write(query) """ From: https://github.com/bhishanpdl/pdl_practice/blob/master/a.ipynb To : https://nbviewer.jupyter.org/github/bhishanpdl/pdl_practice/blob/master/a.ipynb """ # Last applescript to open url on alfred_script(q) set theURL to the clipboard tell application "Safari" open location theURL activate end tell end alfred_script How can all these codes can be written in only one applescript?
  24. @vitor Apologies for forgetting to upload the MWE workflow. For completeness, uploaded posthumously: workflow link Its sunday evening here in Ohio USA. I was not expecting answer until monday. The Community of Alfred is awesome! I know there is one father and one mother of Alfred, I guess there are so many brother and sisters of Alfred who are helpful and active almost all the time. Sorry for the probable XY question. Rather, I should have explained the problem and seek for the suggestions from the expert. Its always tempting to beliveve that if we know the small part, we can ourself solve the rest of the problem and avoid taking too much time of the helpers. But sometimes it goes the wrong way and instead the asker needs too much time of helper. Thanks again, the new workflow with JXA works nice and also helps to write further similar workflow. I need to look and grab some basic concepts of JXA now.
  25. I am trying to write an workflow that will do following things in github page: - go to the bottom of the page - click commit button The main thing is whenever we are editing a file in github online to commit the chages we have to go to the bottom of the page and click "Commit changes" button. The github does not have that button on the top of the webpage and also does not have keyboard shortcut to do that. Commiting and Pushing edited files from a terminal is pretty simple a simple bash function in `bash_profile` will do that easily, but while working on online pages, we need to scroll down each time if we need to commit the changes. It will not save a heavy amount of time but if it is possible, the Alfred workflow to do it worth it. Thanks.