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Chris Messina

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  1. Got it. I can't speak on behalf of @Andrew, but given the dynamic "learning" aspect of Alfred, it seems like manual sorting (unless you're using some kind of List Filter), isn't the preferred default behavior. Because Workflows can register new UAs, it's unclear what might happen to your sort order when they are added.
  2. I can't tell if the "Alfred Update Available" is set in a font determined by the theme. There's no text styled this way in the Appearance preview, so thought I'd check. It's very minor, but would be nice if it were able to be set by the theme.
  3. Does it help that you can type-to-find? Also, can you elaborate on how sorting your UA list would be useful?
  4. Yay! Saw this in the Alfred 4.6 Pre-release (Build 1263) release notes!
  5. Well, they have good reason actually, which we went into detail on this podcast I recorded with the core team: https://pod.link/1355212895/episode/8743a9358e4c764e99aa8d359e6de081
  6. Now that 1Password 8 is in Early Access (not without controversy), I'm curious if there might be additional integrations possible with Alfred (or if integration will be possibly compromised as a result of the move to Electron)? Regardless, thought it might be worth it to get ahead of the 1Password 8 release here, especially since there's been discussion about remapping Keyboard Shortcuts, which might bear relevance to Universal Actions (i.e. to create a UA that autofills a selected URL with the password from 1Password).
  7. Clever, and brute force, but I'll take it! Thanks. Would be thrilled if @Andrew would consider a UI-accessible way to bulk enable/disable workflows too!
  8. Is there a fast/easy way to enable/disable all Workflows? I'm able to Select All Workflows, but the only contextual menus are Category and Delete: Use case: I'm trying to create screenshots of my Workflows and want to isolate on the results from ONE Workflow... which means disabling the rest.
  9. @vitor can I request an enhancement? When I attempt to convert this string into Markdown using Markdown to HTML: [test](https://test.com) ...the result includes enclosing <p> tags. How can I suppress the paragraph tags? <p><a href="https://test.com">test</a></p>
  10. Here are 18 new themes inspired by Twitter's new typeface, Chirp! Download Chirp Themes You'll need to obtain Chirp yourself, since I can't distribute the font. I, did, however, include variants of the themes that will use the GT America Trial font (which is what Chirp is based on) if it's installed. You can download GT America Trial here.
  11. I made them! Check it out: https://chrismessina.gumroad.com/l/alfred-icons The theme changer is from @AlexMartinFR. I still want to work with him to update what he has to support more themes.
  12. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ of course! You're totally right โ€” I forgot that Script Filters have placeholder titles... and yes โ€” it would be helpful if: I could suppress Script Filters from appearing in Universal Actions or Set synonyms for keywords (which I've requested before)
  13. @Andrew seeing some unexpected behavior here: I invoked my UA hotkey on an .mp4 and yet was able to access Case Converter UAs even though their type was set to only apply to Text.ยฒ Only three UAs from @dfay's Workflow show up, even though five should appear.ยน All of the UA titles are the same, but I expect them to use the block's title (i.e. "Upper Case", "Lower Case", etc). Am I missing something about how UAs work? ยน ยฒ
  14. Thanks @dfay! Big fan of your Case Converter! I gently rearranged some of the blocks and added some synonyms in case you're interested (download):
  15. Love this! I've been talking to the developer of TextBuddy to hook up his app to Universal Actions.. text modification scripts seems like an entire category that Alfred should embrace!
  16. @Andrew I've raised the issue of when environmental variable substitution happens before, and now it's appearing in Universal Actions. At the time, @deanishe and I discussed it and concluded that it was a rare occurrence and so probably not worth changing, but with Universal Actions able to surface more actions from Workflows, I wonder if it would be worth it to take a look? I use Workflow Variables almost like localization substitutions โ€” in particular, I set a variable for the relevant service name (i.e. {var:service}) with which my Workflow Toolkits interacts. Without substitution, the actions in my Workflows (which are often deep searches) become much harder to access. In this example, the variables would be Facebook and GitHub, and without substitution, I can't type to search for those values:
  17. We're in second place! 2 more hours to go โ€” help us get to #1! https://www.producthunt.com/posts/alfred-4-5-universal-actions
  18. Hey all โ€” Alfred 4.5 is featured on Product Hunt today! It would be awesome for you to check it out, and show your support by adding your review or a comment or trick about how Workflows you use! Your support will help other people discover Alfred and support its ongoing development. Alfred will only be featured today, so your timely attention is appreciated!
  19. I might suggest that you consider using consistent language. "Deprecated" is used in the Appearance UI. "Deprecated" and "Legacy" aren't exactly equivalent, but it seems like Alfred should have an opinion about how to label features may be retired in subsequent releases.
  20. Cool, this worked, thanks. Appreciate the workflow as well. Again, I was using my specific situation here to illustrate a broader point about which Universal Actions are included by default, as well as pointing out the lack of integration with macOS Services, Extensions, and Share To destinations โ€” but you addressed my core issue in the meantime!
  21. Yes, I do understand it from that perspective โ€” but unzipping archives seems like something that should be automatically included in the default actions. It is not, and that surprises me. For typical .zip files, I could just use the "Open" Universal Action, but in this case, I know that the underlying filetype is an archive and will be expanded by The Unarchiver. Since there is no default opener for .spa files, I can't just use the "Open" action.
  22. Ok, I have more feedback. This is partially because I still don't have an accurate mental model for Universal Actions... but โ€” I expected several things to happen here and when they didn't, I decided to share my expectations. Support basic file operations like zip and unzipping I selected two compressed files and expected to be able to unzip them with Universal Actions because they use a non-standard extension (.spa). However, to my surface, a basic utility action like this isn't included by default in Alfred. Why? So I thought, ok, maybe I can access my macOS Extensions, Services, or Quick Actions... especially because I have The Unarchiver installed which appears when I right click and look under Services: But Services aren't part of Universal Actions. So then I thought, well, I have @deanishe's macOS Services workflow installed... maybe it will let me access those services... and that pulled up many more services, but not the ones I was looking for: So, all of this is to ask: Why isn't unzipping included in the default actions? Why doesn't Alfred Universal Actions include Extensions and macOS Services? Should @deanishe's workflow functionality be incorporated into Universal Actions?
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