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  1. I ran into a case where I wanted to copy & paste a little recipe of commands with small changes that varied each time I used the recipe. Rather than making an Alfred workflow for the specific task, I thought it would be more useful to simply copy my recipe and then edit it before pasting. Surely Alfred would help me with that! ๐Ÿ˜€ A google search for "alfredapp edit clipboard" led me to this thread, but not to the solution I was seeking. So I thought I would share my solution... My solution for this was to use an editor (in my case Sublime Text) that supports editing of stdin. Su
  2. Okay. Fair enough (I just haven't discovered all the amazing things workflows can do ). I updated the workflow to have Alfred simulate the โŒ˜V keypress. Now my "Paste and remove" workflow looks much sleeker: (download link) The only "messy" bit is the bash one-liner to remove the most recent item from the clipboard history: sqlite3 ~/Library/Application\ Support/Alfred/Databases/clipboard.alfdb 'delete from clipboard where ts=(select max(ts) from clipboard);' Thanks for your help, @deanishe! This turned out better than I expected. Now I don't need Laun
  3. Though, I'd happily throw out my workflow in exchange for this feature native within Alfred...
  4. Awesome! That worked. Thanks so much, @deanishe! Locally, it works with a 0.1 second delay, but a 0.5 second delay seems to work more reliably when working in a Citrix Viewer. You can download the Paste and remove workflow from here. Update: I changed the first step to not send an argument and replaced the second step with a simulated โŒ˜V. I did this because using Alfred's built-in Copy to Clipboard was removing/altering some formatting from clipboard content (underscoring & bulleted lists) in my particular situation of pasting from a Mac into a Citrix
  5. Thanks for the help, @deanishe! Okay. I thought this was a problem when trying to paste within Citrix Viewer, since it was bringing up a menu instead of pasting. It turns out avoiding the option key (alt key for Windoze in Citrix) is sufficient โ€“ i.e., I changed my shortcut key to โ‡งโŒ˜V. I copied that from another workflow. I think it was a way of keeping UTF-8 text while removing any associated formatting. You're right, it's unnecessary here. You've helped me simplify the workflow, but I'm still stuck here: So, I c
  6. Well, I've found a workaround using a workflow to "Paste and remove from history". Here's what I've got: My hotkey maps to an AppleScript Run Script that waits for modifier keys to be released (since the paste step simulates a โŒ˜V, doing so while modifier keys are still pressed can make the paste action fail). The next step is another AppleScript Run Script to paste the clipboard contents. A bash script remove the most recent entry from Alfred's clipboard database. And, finally, the last step uses the "Copy to Clipboard" output to paste the new top entry of the clipboar
  7. Could an optional "Paste and remove from history" hotkey be added to Alfred's Clipboard History feature? Sometimes I work with sensitive information that I want to pop off the clipboard history when pasting. Launchbar has this feature in its clipboard history and I've found it very handy. If I'm copying some sensitive information around, I just paste with โŒƒโŒฅโŒ˜V (my chosen hotkey) and know the information will be removed from the clipboard history as it's pasted. I'm aware items can be deleted manually from the clipboard history using fn+delete, but clearing out items manually is te
  8. Awesome! Tried it out and it works perfectly. Even better, since you made a separate option for Large Type, I discovered that I prefer keeping Alfred on my primary monitor and just having the Large Type follow the cursor to the secondary display. Great for presentations! While checking it out, I also confirmed that the Show Alfred on mouse screen doesn't work with display one under the other bug is fixed too. Thanks! -Burke
  9. The "Show Alfred on mouse screen" option is a great addition ; however, Large Type has not joined the game. Using Large Type with the latest version of Alfred and the mouse cursor (and Alfred's prompt) on a secondary screen, the Large Type displays on the primary screen instead of the mouse screen as expected. Can we get Large Type to display on the mouse screen when the "Show Alfred on mouse screen" option is selected? Thanks! -Burke I'm running OS X 10.8.4 and Alfred v2.0.6 (203).
  10. +1000 I still run LaunchBar (which I had purchased before switching to Alfred) solely for it's clipboard history (to fill the only real gap in Alfred's functionality). A new Alfred clipboard history that can reliably recall my last ~40 clipboard entries (like LaunchBar does) without cherry picking only certain types of content (like Alfred currently does) would allow me to finally drop LaunchBar altogether. I've looked at other clipboard history tools, but they are all too heavy with unnecessary bells & whistles that make them less efficient than LaunchBar's approach.
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