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  1. On 7/18/2019 at 10:22 AM, woz_one said:

    Wondering if it is possible to exclude results from a recent items list if the parent folder has a specific name (*not necessarily a specific path*)?


    With Ableton Live 10, automatic backups are made every so often and so they now populate the recent items list. Each project has a separate folder called 'Backup' that I'd like to exclude the results from. Does anyone know if this is possible?


    Thanks in advance! 😄

    I'd use Hazel to automatically add an alfred:ignore tag to those items - unless you really want them to show elsewhere or you don't use Hazel...

  2. Just noticed something very odd.  When I have my phone plugged into CarPlay and navigate to the Alfred Forum site, my head unit, which was playing the radio, went silent.  It only does this when there's something on a web page playing audio or video.  Is there a hidden video or something playing here?

  3. On 10/21/2015 at 9:02 PM, DRM said:

    How would one make a workflow that opens a file in a new Finder window when Finder is not currently open - but opens a file in a new Finder TAB when a Finder window is already open?


    Thank you!!




  4. Ok I was addressing the subject line “Interactive Variables” which can encompass a lot more than simple fill-ins.  


    But, to stick with fill-ins, what’s so hard about duplicating a prototype then changing the text?  I think this is preferable in that it keeps a consistent architecture, rather than using a set of text delimiters to launch Alfred for input, which is not done anywhere else.  


    And it makes it easier to turn a simple fill-in into something more complex.  A lot of my snippet triggered filters began as fill-ins then I realized it made more sense to choose from a finite list and/or search output.  This seems particularly desirable in a web development environment to e.g. insert a div but limit the classes to those defined in a list filter (or even use a script filter to parse the css ... ).



  5. This all seems a bit overblown.  I converted +/- 35 complex (i.e. not just a string) TextExpander snippets when I moved to Alfred & as I recall the whole process was maybe 2 hours.  Most of these were AppleScript-based snippets on TE.  These are clustered in 7 different workflows (you do understand that you don't need one workflow per snippet trigger, right?).


    Once you've created the 'Ellie' example above, adding new snippets is simply a matter of copying and pasting that prototype (or another) within your workflow then editing the text. 


    By all means use Dash if it works for you.  But based on the linked docs it's a pretty basic implementation of snippets, without even the most basic of automation (e.g. no date math).  Alfred can do way, way more once you start linking snippet triggers to list filters and script filters.  I use these to pull data from BibDesk and Filemaker databases, which wasn't possible with TE and certainly wouldn't be with Dash.


  6. I've used Skim since 2005, before Preview added annotations, so it's largely a matter of inertia.  But it also has better AppleScript capabilities for getting notes out than anything else I've tried


    I was trying to get the app icons but they weren't showing up despite using (what I think was) the correct json.  So I gave up and used the generic 4 square icon.


    The "All Tags..." control would need to be addressed through GUI scripting.  I tried a bit with no success.

  7. Cool, thanks - I expect there will be a lot of similar quirks depending on how apps extend the base classes in applescript, but haven’t had the time to do further testing etc.


    Unfortunately Readdle seems to have no interest in making their apps scriptable - I had a brief email exchange with them after PDF Expert beta for Mac launched & they’ve done nothing since.  

  8. 2 hours ago, Jasondm007 said:

    Do you have a workflow - or know of another's workflow - that displays and searches for open Finder tabs?


    Just added one to this workflow, keyword is fat - Finder active tabs - because FT kept bringing up FaceTime.


    The only catch is that AppleScript treats every tab as a separate window, so if you have multiple windows, they will all appear in the results.

  9. Well that lets me get the existing config


      "alfredworkflow" : {
        "config" : {
          "textcolor" : "",
          "backgroundcolor" : "",
          "largetypetext" : "{query}",
          "alignment" : 0,
          "fadespeed" : 50,
          "font" : "",
          "fillmode" : 1

    But adding a JSON Config object before the Large Type object with a different value for font doesn't affect the result.


    @Andrew is this expected behaviour?

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