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    see also https://github.com/derickfay - assorted small projects related to Keynote, BibDesk, Alfred, Taskpaper & more
    http://dfay.fastmail.fm/et/ - using Editorial with TaskPaper files
    http://dfay.fastmail.fm/bibdesk/ - BibDesk scripts and templates
    and a blast from the past: http://dfay.fastmail.fm/wordperfect - WordPerfect on the Mac

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  1. I’ve updated the title of the older thread since in reality a lot of the discussion is about the kind of things @chris suggests, at the app rather than workflow level.
  2. This would be a great help. Even if it’s just setting command-, to open the currently active workflow (if any) in prefs rather than the general prefs screen.
  3. you could try https://github.com/derickfay/te-to-alfredCSV and https://github.com/derickfay/import-alfred-snippets
  4. You’re asking how to set up a specified keyword to launch a specified folder, right? That does require customisation, exactly as @vitordescribed.
  5. Yeah I don’t really see the point for the web view but the image results could be handy. But there would be a performance hit presumably rendering thumbnails on the fly...
  6. Also here's a version to handle just the selected notes in the note sidebar: https://gist.github.com/derickfay/c4fdf55ced9da54ebbf1418b6fabb8bb
  7. Thanks! Since I set this up, it's probably become my most used workflow....but I had actually forgotten about the rf command so I'm glad you got my attention to look at the docs again!
  8. Are you trying to save the entire window contents or just a particular image?
  9. One other note re Pacmax - the design could be tightened up a lot - there’s quite a lot of white space e.g. on every page there’s a big open area with a horizontal line and then the page title in a huge font, and only below that is the actual content. I’d also prefer one workflow per line in results, rather than needing to read down newspaper columns. And it would be nice to keep the search box in view even when you scroll down (an issue currently exacerbated by the multi column format).
  10. FWIW I quite like the idea of basing it on github (despite the fact that I haven’t actually put any finished workflows up there...primarily because they predated my use of github), for a couple of reasons: It’s separate from Pacmax, and will endure even if PM doesn’t, with all the workflows and readmes etc. still searchable It provides a bug reporting system It’s pretty close to universally accepted and is very easy to learn how to use, even if only through the web and without a git client, version control etc. one could set up Pacmax (or something else) to automatically link to everything that looks like an Alfred Workflow, but also add a manually curated / recommended list or set of categories as well. But as I suggested above, I think it would really help to have a standard recommended structure and docs for getting started, how to share source code as well as .alfredworkflow file etc. Although the actual bar to using github is quite low, it can appear more intimidating than it actually is if you’re just getting started.
  11. Presumably if any automated solution based on github is to work, there would need to be a standard for how Alfred github repos are structured.
  12. Yeah that works fine. Depending on how you work using open has some other flags that may make it helpful. Notably opening apps in the background or hidden (see and the man page).
  13. The easiest way will be to use the open command in a bash script e.g. to open in Preview open -a "Preview.app" {query}
  14. Yes. Is it a fixed list of files or will it change depending on the search term?
  15. You can do it by checking a bunch of the boxes in Preferences > Features > Default Results. But I don’t recommend it — see
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