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  1. Hey all, I thought I'd start a thread specifically about getting workflows transitioned to work with M1 machines. I was lucky enough to get an M1 MacBook Air and have been playing around with the Universal Alfred build and my existing workflows. From what I can see (I am a pretend developer) a lot of the command line utilities workflows use need to be recompiled to support the arm64 architecture. I've been poking at a few older ones I use often (such as [url="https://www.packal.org/workflow/switch-4k-monitor-resolutions"]Switch 4K resolution[/url] and haven't been able to get a recompiled copy of the command it uses (resolution-cli) to work – I get segmentation fault errors. Post your experiences and any workarounds or fixes you've uncovered to get workflows to run on Apple silicon.
  2. Not sure when this happened, and if it's a Chrome regression or a Alfred one, but text expansions aren't working for me when I type in text fields. They work in the address bar, so I know they're being triggered, but nothing happens in text fields. Is this a known issue?
  3. This issue seems to be fixed globally (for all apps that use accessibility) in the latest OS beta.
  4. Incidentally, I had the same issue with Textexpander but removing it and letting the app re-request access worked. I've tried this multiple times and even deleted the listing from Accessibility and logged out and back in. Still not working.
  5. Yeah, there seems to be some kind of weird bug or issue with the DP4/PB3 release. I've noticed this issue with other apps that need accessibility access so it's probably a regression of some kind. Not sure how I should file this with Apple but I'll open a radar and see what they say.
  6. I know this is a small thing, but as I see it every time I invoke Alfred it's drive the obsessive part of my brain a little crazy. Would it be possible to add a very slight amount of padding to the left and right sides of the window? Currently it's too close to the left and right edges as compared to the top and bottom. Here's an example of what I mean: http://neil.io/1aCLQ+
  7. I've noticed that Alfred doesn't seem to be seeing new applications that I've copied to the hard drive (running 10.10 DP 4). They appear in Spotlight almost immediately after the copy operation is completed but Alfred hasn't picked up the changes 15 minutes later. Not sure if there's a log or some other info you'd need to help figure this out, but happy to help where I can.
  8. Sadly, this is still broken in the latest version: [ERROR: alfred.workflow.input.scriptfilter] Code 0: 11:16:01 workflow.py:921 DEBUG Loading cached data from : /Users/neilio/Library/Caches/com.runningwithcrayons.Alfred-2/Workflow Data/net.deanishe.alfred-packal-search/workflows.cache 11:16:01 workflow.py:921 DEBUG Loading cached data from : /Users/neilio/Library/Caches/com.runningwithcrayons.Alfred-2/Workflow Data/net.deanishe.alfred-packal-search/workflows.cache 11:16:01 packal.py:138 DEBUG 258 workflows in cache 11:16:01 packal.py:138 DEBUG 258 workflows in cache 11:16:01 packal.py:158 DEBUG 258 workflows found in cache
  9. This seems to be broken - I get a lot of PHP errors when I try to run a search. Some captured below:
  10. Hi all - I wanted to post about an issue I've been seeing for a while that I can't seem to figure out. When I type in Alfred to launch / use a workflow I often seem an issue where workflows aren't match and don't work -- apps and applescripts end up being selected instead. It's easier to show an example: http://neil.io/MjWh Here I'm trying to trigger the "Top Processes" workflow to kill an application. The workflow shows up as I start to type, but when I finish typing the trigger ("kill") it disappears. I've seen this for many other workflows as well, Any ideas?
  11. Running into a problem with this workflow under Mavericks - just typing in "rdio" automatically launches Rdio without me actually selecting anything. If I uninstall the workflow the behaviour stops, so I have to assume its doing some kind of script call that's inadvertently launching the app. Known issue? I know 10.9 is still in beta, but it's the only workflow I've got installed that does this, so I figured it was worth flagging.
  12. I know 10.9 is totally beta, but wanted to note anyway that there seems to be issues with Alfred reading the spotlight cache -- I've rebuilt my spotlight cache twice and cleared Alfred's application cache and it's still not finding all of the applications on my hard drive. Happy to run any tests or troubleshooting required to fix this, if it's worth fixing.
  13. An abbreviation / workflow keyword. So for example I have Alfred trained to launch Safari when I enter "s", but for some reason at some random point Alfred will stop listing Safari as the top result for "s" and will start listing System Preferences instead (as an example). I'm not sure how Alfred remembers keyword training but this weird amnesia issue is something I see fairly often.
  14. Odd issue I've been seeing off and on for a while where I'll have Alfred fully "trained", and then one day a shortcut that always worked suddenly pulls up another app as its first result. Not sure what kind of debugging / troubleshooting info I can provide: running 2.0.3 with the super uber power pack on 10.8.3 with Dropbox sync on.
  15. I just created a new Keyword to AppleScript workflow and tested it and everything works. BUT I don't see the workflow in the list of workflows in Alfred's preferences. Search doesn't find it either. And yet it still appears when I type in the keyword. Not sure if I'm missing something or if there's a bug here, but wanted to flag it.
  16. I'd like the ability to hide (or at least reorder) the units as well -- the brackets around the celsius units makes scanning this more of a chore than it should be. I actually didn't even notice the celsius units there until I reread this thread.
  17. I've been wondering about hooking up Alfred with Hazel or Folder Actions and was wondering: is it possible to open Alfred and tell it to run a command from AppleScript? An example flow: 1. Folder action attached to Downloads folder: When a new item is added & finishes downloading, open Alfred and execute the "Recent Downloads" workflow. Doable?
  18. I'm trying to recreate the hot key support from Alfred 1 where hitting a hot key toggles the visibility of an item. Is there any way to do this natively in Alfred 2 yet (or planned), or do we need to write a script?
  19. I hope this doesn't drive you nuts, but I'm going to start filing user experience / usability bugs. If you'd prefer I hold off on these until the app is further along, please let me know! Anyway, when you add a search scope (I tried adding /System/Library/CoreServices) it appears in the middle of the list of items. As a user I'd expect it to appear at the bottom of the list, and from a usability standpoint it's clearer if it appeared at the bottom. That would save me from having to visually dig through the list to confirm the folder was actually added. Mac OS X 10.8.3, Alfred b79, 100% reproducible.
  20. Hello! I was wondering if the ability to use a quick key to toggle the visibility of an item (folder, app, etc.) would make it over to Alfred 2? I use the heck out of this.
  21. Neilio


    Thanks! I guess my biggest concern as a UX nerd is the way it's currently set up it's not obvious or easily discoverable what parts of the UI is tweakable, and once you've figured that out, it's difficult to know what options are available. Honest curiousity: is there a reason you set the theming system up like this, where you're actually clicking on the items you want to tweak rather than use separate controls that use the example UI as a live preview? One way I could see this improved is using a select-style menu that lists all of the available tweakable items. When one is selected, that area briefly glows in the preview so you know what you're changing, and you get a contextual list of items you can change. Benefits hee are the items available to theme and their themable options are easily discoverable.
  22. This actually doesn't look very much like Quicksilver, but it's close to how I had QS set up. At any rate, I like things very clean and straightforward. http://neil.io/6jl9 BTW, it'd be nice to be able to manipulate the icon sizes and visibility. Also, from a UX perspective clicking on the item you want to change makes sense when everything is big, but selecting small items like the separators, scroll bar, etc. is way too difficult. It's made even worse if your trying to match colours across the entire UI. I'm also finding the preview weird compared to how the final item looks. Part of the problem is the background the preview is on is quite dark, where as the actual app often floats over lighter items like open windows. It'd be useful to either be able to change the background colour, or even better, pick a more neutral default.
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