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  1. I currently use all 3 builtin search functions in Alfred. (Way cool thanks). Filefilters impose M*N problem: - 3 search types - 4-5 filetypes (pdf, docs, spreadsheet, picture, ... the player to be named later) That's 12+ searches to memorize. If the amazing creators adopt a syntax similar to spotlight then I only need remember 3+4. Furthermore since kind is already a spotlight keyword, new users will have slightly easier time getting into Alfred. Final point on the effort/cognitive load front. I don't usually realize I need to filter until I start typing "in" and it brings up a mess of files I'm not interested in. By then I would need to return to the beginning of the buffer to change my search. Bonus round: The same approach would allow me to append keywords for "date" or "less 30 days old", ... -- the key takeaway is that is fun to narrow down your search list after you start typing. Double bonus - I just realized the "*pdf" doesn't work if the keyword is "in" Cheers Mark
  2. @vitor thanks. The trouble I have with file filters is two fold: - cognitive load - I already 3 page list of shortcuts and tricks to memorize so that my fingers stay on the keyboard, a modifier to existing trick is easier to remember than a whole new one - by the time I realize I need to filter for a filetype I'm already staring at mess of file types and then I realize I could use a modifier. @Vero didn't know I could use regex or at least wildcards that helps. In the long run would you consider adding an operator like kind - it would be applicable to: ', in and find. It would save users having to create/memorize even more search function.
  3. Thanks - in this case I think it maybe impossible since Kiwi for Gmail is just a specialized web browser for email only. - Cheers Mark
  4. I love the keywords in, open and find. They're the part of Alfred I use multiple times a day. There is one limitation I see and I'm curious if there is a clever way round it. Sometimes when I search I realize that I'm finding alot of files not all of which are important in the context. Usually I know that the information is in a specific file type (word, excel, pdf, txt/markdown). Without creating a whole bunch of new search keywords is there a way to filter? Perhaps a keyword like kind:xls or kind:pdf?
  5. @deanisheThanks for the reply. I wasn't aware that I could set this within Alfred. Where would I look in preferences? I've spent a few minutes and can't find it. (Likely blindness 🙂)
  6. Same problem but for Kiwi for GMail. Curious - other MacOS apps respect the preference set in apple mail - why not Alfred?
  7. @FroZen_XIt was the Do Not Disturb. I knew it was a simple permissions/config issue - I just couldn't guess which one - Danke - Mark
  8. 8 yrs later - I run the Script in the current version of Alfred on MacOS 11.5.1 and I don't see a system notification. When I use the debug logs I see: [11:46:42.690] Logging Started... [11:47:10.253] Uptime[Keyword] Processing complete [11:47:10.257] Uptime[Keyword] Passing output '' to Run Script [11:47:10.264] Uptime[Run Script] Processing complete [11:47:10.264] Uptime[Run Script] Passing output '6 days, 23:20 ' to Post Notification -- Something is happening with the notification. Perhaps I need to set a permission for Alfred to display notifications? ...
  9. Thanks that appears to have done it. It was "q=..." part I had wrong. Cheers Mark
  10. So I'm struggling to automate a simple google search and worst thing is googling is almost an exercise in recursion ? I've written alot of blog posts over the years and I frequently want to run a google site search to find specific posts. If I have a search bar the following syntax works: "Site:agilepainrelief.com {query}" In alfred I configure an "open url" object with: https://www.google.com/search?site:agilepainrelief.com {query} I've tried playing with encoding the space or the colon assuming their incorrectly coded. No dice I always end back at https://www.google.com/webhp with no search having been run. Cleary I'm missing something. Any ideas? Mark
  11. I had seen Hazel already but was trying to see if I could pull this off easily without installing another tool on my Mac. After all really why would I want any RAM left over :-) Seriously I didn't see a way to do it already. With enough digging I could always use the builtin Mac Automator and perhaps I will be that pig-headed just for fun :-) Thanks for the help. Mark
  12. I've played for about 10 minutes and am wondering about the limitations of Alfred's Workflow's There are some files that I would like to have converted to pdf's and then copied to another folder everytime they're saved. If that's not possible at least once a day. Premise - I build a lot of training materials as part of my work. Anyone who has ever attended my courses is entitled to automatic updates of the material. I would like to the material (word docs and keynote files) converted to pdf and moved to my dropbox after every save. Or once a day. Is that possible? Cheers Mark
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