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  1. Yes. If your entry point is a Script Filter, then anything upstream of that doesn't get run. If they don't need to be edited by the user, that's also perfectly fine.
  2. Not quite. It always has search (otherwise autosuggest wouldn't make much sense). But Searchio! only supports sites that also provide autosuggest. Have you not actually used the workflow? No, it wouldn't. Unless there's an autosuggest URL. The point is, Searchio! would provide a good basis for your sharing-custom-searches idea. It already supports adding (collections of) searches via its engine config files. It supports custom search icons. And users choose for themselves which searches are actually activated. Modifying it for
  3. It doesn't. You're likely doing something wrong. The simplest solution would be to prefix the variables with the keyword, and have a different set of variables for each Script Filter.
  4. Write a script to make Quicktime Player do exactly what @chris said. Or find a similar application that is scriptable and supports showing images in floating windows. You cannot do this without an application. You can't just show an image via a script. And you can't pin anything but an application to all desktops.
  5. “With input as argv” means the filepath(s) are passed to your script as command-line arguments. In shell, you access them with $1, $2 etc. So you replace "PathToMyFile.png" with "$1". I’d be surprised if that script actually works, since convert isn’t a standard command. Normally, you’d need to specify its full path, i.e. /usr/local/bin/convert.
  6. The workflow requires OpenSearch Autosuggest support (because that’s the whole point). OpenSearch search is much more widely supported. It hasn't put any icon anywhere. I'm sure you can figure out which directory that is, and why the workflow is using that icon.
  7. Good idea. And then right-click on the Quicktime icon in the Dock, and choose Options > Assign To > All Desktops. That will make every Quicktime window appear on all desktops, but I don't think anyone ever actually uses Quicktime, do they?
  8. It's possible, but has nothing to do with workflows. As going fullscreen means creating a new desktop, you'll probably need to make it a real application so that you can assign it to all desktops.
  9. That can be mitigated by caching the list of files and updating the cache in the background.
  10. You need to install Homebrew: https://brew.sh/
  11. Install the workflow, add some searches, and then look at the configuration files created in the searches subdirectory of the data directory. I can't give you a more real-world example than that.
  12. Not exactly. Engines (in the workflow's terminology) are collections of searches ("variants"), typically different regional/language versions for a single site. You could also use engines to group searches by topic. The configuration files for the individual searches you add to the workflow are in the searches directory in the workflow’s data folder. If you add a new engine, it shows up in the workflow’s settings (from where you can add/remove searches). If you add a new search configuration, a new Script Filter will be created for it next time you run searchio > Reload.
  13. As soon as you introduce prefixes, it makes having this built in to Alfred a rather moot point. In that case, you can use a workflow and make it behave exactly the way you want.
  14. @chris Have you looked at Searchio!? It's basically what you're describing, only it's for providing search suggestions from different search engines, not just generating search URLs. It's fairly simple to add custom search engines or specific searches, including your own icons. It doesn't do what you're trying to do, but it's probably worth looking at because it covers all three of your bullet points.
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