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  1. Hello, When using a File Filter or List Filter, sometimes we need the original query, not just the filename or list item output. Here's my example: Use File Filter to search in a folder and within PDF documents for a work order number. For example: wo 12345 A list of PDF's that contain that number are shown. Open PDF file in Preview. So far, everything works as expected. Then I would like to take the work order number, in this case 12345, and enter it into Preview's search field. But, I don't have access to the original query. It would be nice if Alfred would save the original query as an internal variable when using File Filter, similar to {query}. How about {original} or something. I have tried using a Keyword first, to grab the original query, but then I have to hit enter to see the results. This breaks backspacing to refine the search. Thanks. nikivi originally brought up the topic and I have a similar post in this thread:
  2. The following is in the Feature Request section of the forum from 2013:
  3. Yes, been wanting this feature for years. Here's my scenario: Use File Filter to search in a folder and within PDF documents for a work order number. For example: wo 12345 A list of PDF's that contain that number are shown. Open PDF file in Preview. So far, everything works as expected. Then I would like to take the work order number, in this case 12345, and enter it into Preview's search field. But, I don't have access to the original query. It would be nice if Alfred would save the original query as an internal variable when using File Filter, similar to {query}. It doesn't seem like it would be a breaking change if implemented. I have tried using a Keyword first, to grab the original query, but then I have to hit enter to see the results. This breaks backspacing to refine the search.
  4. Hello, I have a simple workflow that searches a folder, within PDF files, for a term. Alfred will list each file that has that term in its results. Preview.app opens when a result has been chosen. This works as expected. Does anyone know of a way to take my search term and put it in the search field in Preview.app, to filter down the results to show just the pages with that term? I have been doing it manually. It would be great to automate it. Searching this forum and Google provided no results for a shell script, commandline switches or AppleScript that will do this. Thanks for reading my post.
  5. I know this is an old post, but I use the Play/Pause Applescript from the following Gist. It works perfectly, even when another app is in the foreground. https://gist.github.com/fent/7763775
  6. Hello Andrew, Thanks for your response. Yes, both Mac Pro computers have the same paths for Sublime Text and Dropbox. It seems that Alfred will retain that setting until I turn on the other Mac and Dropbox syncs. No editing needed. It removes the reference to Sublime Text without me even looking at the settings. The only real differences are the hostnames. Maybe I will write an Applescript to open Sublime instead. Matt
  7. Alfred version 2.1.1 (227) Alfred settings sync via Dropbox. OSX Mavericks 10.9.1 I have two 2009 Mac Pro 4,1 desktop computers with the same specs, apps (and versions) and data (after synchronization). One is at work, the other at home. A workflow was created to open Sublime Text 3 workspace (project_name.sublime-workspace) files in Sublime Text 3. The file filter works correctly. The only other item is an offshoot of the File Filter, an Open File action. This is the problem area. From Finder > Applications, Sublime Text is dragged into the box. Everything then opens in ST3, as it should. This can work for days. Once I try to open an ST3 workspace from the other computer, it doesn't work. The Open File action is blank again. I have to add it back each time I switch computers. Seems like a bug. So, either the Open File action should sync and work correctly from the other computer, or not sync at all so it only has to be added once per computer. Not just blank it out and slow down my workflow. Thanks, Matt
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