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  1. Solved this issue per @Vero's instructions, but wanted to share in case it helps. I got a new Apple Silicon, used Migration assistant, updated to 12.0.1 Saw the same issues as everyone here - all searches worked fine except files, but Spotlight worked fine, and diagnostics were all good Rebuilt the index, still no luck I did the new user account even though I cannot see how that could matter, still no luck. Then I realized ... I did not click "delete .Spotlight-V100". So... Went back to Advanced -> ReBuild MacOS Metadata, made sure to check that option - success! Whereas Spotlight still found all files during the index, Alfred slowly found more and more, and after about 20 mins, it found anything I could think of. So it does seem Spotlight can use some sort of cache. I believe the people who created another account and then came back and saw it work were likely just burning the time the index needed to complete.
  2. @Vero, understood - thank you. For Alfred, I could wait years - no other app has so fundamentally improved the way I interact with my Mac. Thanks for all the hard work on Alfred.
  3. Maybe I am missing something here - but I am not as concerned with the preference backgrounds as the text. I'm finding it really difficult to add or edit workflows in Dark Mode, since all the text is white on white. Any ETA on support for Dark Mode here? I've tried all the tricks I know, like: defaults write -g NSRequiresAquaSystemAppearance -bool Yes && open -n /Applic ations/Alfred\ 3.app/Contents/Preferences/Alfred\ Preferences.app && defaults write -g NSRequiresAquaSystemAppearance -bool N In the terminal, but no luck.It's still very hard to read.
  4. Works perfectly - thanks so much!!
  5. I am still lost on getting this to work. My understanding is that BusyContacts uses a busycontacts://show/ scheme, whereas Contacts uses an addressbook:// scheme. When I press command+enter to reveal a contact in the Finder, Alfred's dialog closes, but nothing else happens. So I went into ~/Library/Application\ Support/AddressBook/Metadata and changed the handler for .abcdp to be BusyContacts. No help there. I unchecked "Open Contacts in Alfred" and Alfred shows the default action as "Open in Contact in OS X Contacts app," and it does indeed use Contacts.app instead of BusyContacts. I don't see anywhere or anyway to change this. I've tried using Spotlight metadata, not using Spotlight metadata, and all the combinations I can think of. Is there a Workflow I am missing? I feel like I must be missing something obvious. Thanks for any help!
  6. According to a response I got from BusyMac on this topic, Spotlight support is on the roadmap for BusyContacts, but not currently implemented. I would love it if Alfred supported it, but without some way to search with Spotlight or otherwise, I am not sure how a workflow would be possible. Please reach out to BusyMac directly or via their forum at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/busymac and add your vote.
  7. That solution has been working for for a while, but now sadly I have some common use cases where it does not, and the search works in Contacts.app but not Alfred. First, the more common case. Say I have a contact "Michael Smith" with nickname "Mike." If I search in Contacts.app for "Mike Smith," Michael Smith's contact comes up with no problem. If I search for "Mike Smith" in Alfred, however, I get no results. I can search for just "Mike" (or any nickname), and I see all the contacts with matching nicknames, but as soon as I add the last name (or part of it), Alfred cannot find the contact. This also means the special character trick does not work, because I have a lot of people named Kübra in my contacts, and I gave them all a nickname of "Kubra" (no umlaut). But when I look for Kubra, I get about 20, so I figured I would add the first couple characters of the last name to narrow it down. That gives me zero results the same way "Mike S" would not find someone with nickname Mike and last name Smith. In the more second case, the workaround is to scroll down until I hit the right one, but in the first case, the only workaround is not to use nicknames. In any case, that behavior is inconsistent with the search in Spotlight, Mail.app, and Contacts.app. Thanks!
  8. If I have a contact name like Şü (S with a S-cedilla and u-umlaut), in Contacts.app I can search for "su" (no special accents), but in Alfred 2 these contacts do not show up. Chats, emails, files, and other items also show up in Spotlight but not Alfred, but it's contacts I use the most. Is there anything I can do get names with special to show up?
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