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  1. The only illegal character in a file path is a null byte. No other delimiter is guaranteed not to appear in the path. (Related: Why not parse the output of ls?) Particularly when dealing with music files, there are all kinds of unusual characters that quite commonly appear in filenames. Perhaps what I want should simply be a native feature of Alfred? It could be disabled for those who don't want it, just as any other built-in file action—but I'm sure I'm not the only one who would have a use for creation of aliases, symlinks and hard links through Alfred's excellent File Action
  2. Hello, I'm trying to create the ability to mirror the actual workflow aspect of the file actions "Copy to..." and "Move to...." Specifically, I want to be able to: 1. Select a file, or multiple files, through Alfred's file buffer or in the Finder. 2. Trigger Alfred's "File Actions" menu. 3. Select my workflow action from the list. 4. Choose a target folder, using Alfred's search (or even better, using Alfred's "browse" feature, but that's not how "Copy to..." works). 5. Run an action (e.g. shell script) on the selected files, with the "target folder
  3. Awesome, thanks Andrew! In that case I will probably upgrade soon.... In the meantime, I actually made a workaround using BetterTouchTool—which is the only application that I install before I install Alfred on a new computer. I set Alfred's File Actions key to something complicated (that I won't need to use with anything else), and then I use BTT with (option /) to (a) switch keyboard layouts (b) wait 0.1 seconds so the layout actually switches (c) trigger Alfred's File Actions hotkey (the complicated one) and (d) switch layouts back. But yeah, it would be nice not t
  4. Cool; makes sense. If I ever do anything with it I'll post it here, but I agree it's probably more work than it's worth.
  5. This is pretty cool! Do you have any plans to make it accept an argument of which site to search? I looked into the Python code and I see that the "SITE" parameter can be modified, but since I am a routine visitor of unix.stackexchange, apple.stackexchange, superuser, stackoverflow, occasionally askubuntu, it would be nice if I could search any one of these...without making 5 copies of the entire workflow just to edit that one parameter! P.S.: I'm willing to attempt this myself, but I am a beginner with Python so I would need some tips, preferably from the original aut
  6. Hey, bug report: If you search for the word "timer" on http://www.packal.org you see some really weird low level error.

  7. I shut down Alfred, switched to QWERTY layout, removed both Alfred-related directories from ~/Library/Caches/, removed both relevant files from ~/Library/Preferences/, removed ~/Library/Application Support/Alfred 2/ (after saving the license file), started up Alfred with factory settings, loaded in the license so I could access PowerPack features again, and tried using the default keyboard shortcut for File Actions: ⌥⌘\ It worked successfully. I made no other changes except switching layouts to "Dvorak - Qwerty ⌘" and tried activating the File Actions menu again. I got the "Info" pane inst
  8. I've just tried it with all my other utility applications disabled with the same results.
  9. If you can't reproduce it using the steps above, tell me how to completely wipe and reinstall Alfred on my El Capitan computer and I will attempt to reproduce it with NO adjustments to settings from the default. But I think the above two steps would be enough.
  10. I just used a FRESH install of Alfred 2.8.6 on a FRESH install of Mac OS 10.11.6 and reproduced the problem with no trouble at all. Please don't blame the user before you've at least made an attempt to reproduce the reported bug. (This reminds me of https://xkcd.com/806/) Steps to reproduce: 1. Set keyboard layout to "Dvorak - Qwerty ⌘". 2. Attempt to launch the "File Actions" menu in Finder using the keyboard shortcut defined in Alfred. Results: The "Get Info" window appears for the selected file. Now, I have made a VERY few other adjustm
  11. I foolishly upgraded to 2.8.6. Is this fixed in Alfred 3? If so I would bite for the paid upgrade. Not really thrilled with the "oh well" response. Succinct statement of bug: "file action" trigger does not work on alternate keyboard layouts—period. That seems like a bug worthy of fixing.
  12. I'm using version 2.8.6 (441). I want to modify some of the built-in web searches, and there appears to be no way to do this. Specific use case: I want to modify the "amazon" search so that it searches smile.amazon.com instead of www.amazon.com. I can't do this (that I can see). I consider this a bug. The workaround is rather tiresome: I must add a new custom search (figuring out the search URL myself), disable the default one, and dig up the right graphic for the custom search. Then forever afterward I will have the built-in search cluttering up my list
  13. Going to bump this ancient bug report: I have been running consistently on 2.3 because once my software works I leave it alone. The other day I accidentally upgraded to 2.8.3. 2.8.3 fixes half of the issue described above, because it no longer matters what the current keyboard layout is while Alfred is running—but it breaks the more important half. Using 2.8.3, with Dvorak as the keyboard layout while using Finder, there is simply no way to activate the File Action menu, regardless of the keyboard layout that was set when Alfred started up. I'll just get the "File Info" window unl
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