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  1. Just for closure, I want to mention that since changing the the focusing mode from Standard to Compatibility, the problem has gone away. I can make it recur by undoing that change, and I still don't have a clear understanding of the root problem, but Compatibility mode seems to do the trick. Thank you all for your help.
  2. Sorry for the very late response, @Andrew. I have emailed the diagnostic info.
  3. Thanks for taking the time to respond, @Andrew. Alfred was using the default option+space mapping, and I changed it to control+option+command+space to see if it would make a difference. It did not. I realize that it doesn't make intuitive sense why Alfred would be interfering with other applications getting keyboard/cursor focus, but unfortunately it's a repeatable experiment. When Alfred is running I encounter the problem I described in my original post several times an hour. Then when I quit Alfred it goes away—I've run for days sans Alfred and have never seen it. Then I start up
  4. I have observed the following behavior on two MacBook Pro models running macOS 10.15.6 and Alfred 4.1.1. When Alfred is running, sometimes when I switch between already running applications with a mouse click, the app I'm switching to seems to lose keyboard focus and typing any key only results in a system beep. For example, if I'm in Microsoft Word and change my focus by clicking in a Chrome window, occasionally typing in Chrome will only cause system beeps with every keypress, but no characters appear. The only way to recover is to click away to another application (s
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