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Sridhar Katakam

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  1. Sure. Example 1 Let's say I want to share some text on a webpage with someone. With LaunchBar, I can select the text, press a designated hotkey (⌥ in my case) and have it invoke LB with the selected text. Then I begin typing the name of any app installed on my computer to which I can send text - in this case, Droplr and hit return to have the ready-to-be-shared URL in the clipboard. Example 2 Let's say I am writing some code in Sublime Text and I wanted to read more about a particular function. I select the function name, press ⌥ and begin typing 'd' and hit ↵ to send it to Dash where I can look up its documentation or in Google etc. https://nostodnayr.net/2019/05/summon-and-send
  2. Pity. I'll continue to use LaunchBar alongside Alfred for its Instant Send feature then.
  3. I would like to select some text on a webpage, press a hotkey and send it as input to apps that accept text input. Ex.: Select the text "enqueue" on a page, press ⌥⌘\ and when Alfred comes up, start typing "das" and when Dash appears in the list, hit return to search my selection in Dash. Ideally I should not have to hard-code or specify Dash to some list manually but should be able to send to any installed app. Is this possible? Thanks in advance.
  4. Hi, I am trying to see if Alfred can replace LaunchBar's Instant Send feature for me and this makes it one step closer. Thank you. Is it possible to set the trigger key for this workflow to be a single press of ⌥? I tried it but it doesn't appear, so had to settle with double ⌥.
  5. Thanks for your reply and the workflow. It is pretty useful.
  6. Just set this one up. 1) Now I do not see any bookmarks in the bookmarks bar ( Cmd + Shift + B ). They are fine in the sidebar ( Cmd + B ). I am on M1 Big Sur 11.3. Any idea? 2) I have the "Add to Pinboard" bookmarklet ("popup" from https://pinboard.in/howto/). When I launch it from bml, Firefox shows "Firefox Developer Edition prevented this site from opening a pop-up window." notice. I can click Preferences and allow pop-up for this site or let it run for that instance. But is there a way to make it work for all the sites w/o showing the notice?
  7. I am here for the same reason. LaunchBar seems to be going nowhere. There's just no community aspect in it. Can you tell me how you got this working? I have added one of the built-in workflows that shows Alfred with the selected text. https://d.pr/i/q1cffe When I select any text and press my hotkey, it goes to Alfred alright. But I am not sure how to run an action on it. Nothing happens when I press Fn. The file/folder navigation and operations in Alfred is weak compared to LB's.
  8. I hear you. I am a LaunchBar user myself and use its Instant Send heavily. My guess is that 80% of Alfred users do not know what they are missing if they have not experienced LB's Insant Send. Anyway, for now, I have decided to make Alfred the primary launcher (⌘ + Space) and LB secondary (running in the background) just for its Instant Send. The issue with the KM workaround is that it only works for files, not text.
  9. I have tried a few of these and settled with Path Finder.
  10. While the Menu Bar Search workflow is useful, it is not the answer to what OP and I are looking for - replicating the Instant Send feature of LaunchBar. https://www.obdev.at/resources/launchbar/help/InstantSend.html https://www.obdev.at/resources/launchbar/help/SendingItems.html We can send files/folders and text to Alfred alright but the number of available options in the Actions list is limited. There seems to be no simple way to add system Services to this list. There is a feature request to make all OS X Services available in Alfred's Actions list here.
  11. Managed it using Keyboard Maestro. https://forum.keyboardmaestro.com/t/run-a-system-service-as-a-script-for-alfred-using-km/13977/5?u=sridhar
  12. Hi, Can you tell me how to use this workflow to use a macOS service in Alfred's file actions panel?
  13. Thanks. Next to research on how to add one from standard OS context menu's Services list inside a workflow like "Upload to CloudApp", "Look Up in Dash".
  14. Thanks for the reply. I am aware of how to invoke the file actions once an item is in Alfred. I am asking as to how we can get the item into Alfred w/o browsing to it inside Alfred. Say I am using Path Finder and have a folder selected. I would like to press a hotkey and have it appear in Alfred.
  15. btw, I am talking about the following and not tag auto complete.
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