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PAUL R FONTENOT

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About PAUL R FONTENOT

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    LOUISIANA, USA
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    MAC COMPUTERS WORD PROCESSING, SPREADSHEETS, PROGRAMMING, BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES, WILDFLOWERS

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  1. I accidentally wiped out all of my preferences and settings. I did a restore from Time Machine but somehow, the settings and preferences were still all gone from within Alfred. I still have the preferences file but I can't get it to load into Alfred. I have tried opening the file with Alfred and that didn't work. I have entered it into the search bar and hit Enter and that didn't work. I need help here to load my preferences back into Alfred. 😪 I am surprised that this issue has not already been addressed. It seems to me that with all of the creative brain power existing in the Alfred community, that there is no workflow with a script to re-install preferences into Alfred.
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    Launch 2 MS Office documents workflow

    Thank you, Andrew, for the positive feedback; it makes me feel like my journey to learn Alfred is progressing and fruitful.
  3. PAUL R FONTENOT

    Launch 2 MS Office documents workflow

    You are exactly correct deanishe! I wanted to get the full effect of the notification, sound effects and large type on my screen which gives me gratification.
  4. I am just a beginner, but I thought I would share this simple workflow that does not rely on scripts or variables. It is basically a workflow designed to launch Microsoft Office applications and produce a new document from a template document. I have split the workflow by application so you won't be opening a slew of applications and files at once; I believe, in the real world, you may not really want to launch a bunch of applications and files all at once. There is not much documentation to go with this workflow; it uses tools already accessible within the "All Workflow Objects" workflow as a smorgasboard of tools readily accessible. There are no scripts and it does not rely on variables; just basic stuff. Please send me some feedback and let me know if you like this workflow. https://www.dropbox.com/s/hgkff2sdv7sgq6d/LAUNCH 2 OFFICE DOCUMENTS.alfredworkflow?dl=0
  5. Good afternoon Vero, The attached link is my latest rendition of "Launch 2 Office Documents" workflow now going under the name of APPLICATIONS.alfredworkflow This latest one is working just fine, except for one thing; when I trigger one of the workflows within it, my iMac gives me this error sound; the workflow goes about it's business and opens the applications & files, gives notification, plays the sound, and posts large type across the screen but every time I trigger the workflow, I get this noise that I normally get when pressing a key that the Mac doesn't like. Maybe you could run the workflow and see if your Mac gives you the same sound when you trigger it? https://www.dropbox.com/s/0llny72f3wv2qz6/APPLICATIONS.alfredworkflow?dl=0
  6. RE: Launch 2 Office Documents workflow (time now is 11:56 Monday) I can't explain it; my workflow is working flawlessly now. It was not working this afternoon; I just kept trying and it started working. 😮
  7. re: your message of Posted Friday at 03:09 AM concerning uses for the remote, I have come around to see the potential for the remote by having the ease of launching files within applications with the tap of a finger instead of doing it manually. Thank you for your insight on this matter. 😋
  8. RE: Launch 2 Office Documents workflow Out of curiosity, I just added a keyword input to the original workflow in the workflow tab and tried running this workflow from there; the workflow works fine from the workflow tab, but not from the remote page.
  9. I decided that under real-world conditions, I don't really want to be launching several programs and files at once even if I can. So, I opted to change my previous workflow up a bit and divide it by application. I created this new workflow (attached) and I loaded it into the remote page (exactly) according to your instructions above. I still come up with the same results as before; my workflow launches the files and applications but it does not post notification or play sounds. Don't know what I did that was different than when I loaded the last workflow in according to your instructions with good results. As before, running the latest version of Alfred & the latest version of Mac OS and I have not made any changes to the operating system. I'm stooped! 😓 https://www.dropbox.com/s/hgkff2sdv7sgq6d/LAUNCH 2 OFFICE DOCUMENTS.alfredworkflow?dl=0
  10. Here is the link to my workflow on Dropbox. I am using Alfred version 3.6.2 I am using Mac OS High Sierra, latest update 10.13.5 (17F77) I have made no changes to the operating system on my MAC I am not using any programming language or scripts. https://www.dropbox.com/s/jlph940zp5n0exe/REMOTELY LAUNCH MULTIPLE FILES.alfredworkflow?dl=0
  11. I have created the workflow below and the remote trigger is working; the specified file is opened when I tap it on my remote page; but the workflow does not post notification or play sound. 🤔 Am I missing a piece to the puzzle? Are there some action modules that need to be inserted into the workflow for it to post notification and play sound?🙃
  12. Thank you for your explanation, Andrew. I appreciate you taking the time to address my concerns.
  13. I was able to figure out my hotkey problem (I think) by going back to square one and pulling up the "ALL WORKFLOW ITEMS" WORKFLOW " and duplicating it and then deleting all the modules that I didn't need for a new workflow. I was then able to reproduce the Advanced Hotkey Workflow from there (at least my version of it). (I included a keyword module for safety in case I was still not able to find a hotkey that worked). My workflow is attached. 😊
  14. I tried to find threads or help pages on this, but was not able to find any that specifically addressed this issue; Why are my hotkeys, that were once working just fine no longer working? 😡 I even tried disabling some that were working in the hopes of using the same hotkey in another workflow, but that did not work. I am not able to set any new hotkeys ( and I have been up and down the road trying every combination of modifier key with function key, special character key, number key; trying just one and then two and then 3 modifier keys; I can't find anything that works. is it possible that I have flipped a setting switch somewhere without realizing it? 😧
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