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  1. Day--mhn... ! Alfred 4.1 Pre-release Build 1163, Monday 22nd June 2020 Workflow Changes • Workflow editor rendering tweaks to significantly improve the UI performance with very large and complex workflows • Updated Workflow Objects • Hotkey Trigger • The same hotkey combination can now be shared across multiple triggers matching different conditions • Added navigation to related hotkeys on the contextual popup menu for a hotkey trigger in the workflow editor • Prioritisation of shared hotkey to run, with the following priority: • In Focus match takes highest priority, e.g. Hotkey only when Safari in focus • Not in Focus takes secondary priority, e.g. Hotkey only when Spotify not in focus • Falls back to hotkey with no app specific focus configured • Hints shown in orange if a shared hotkey combination is in use • Hotkey Trigger object key combo background changes • Subtext under the hotkey field updates with warning • Show subtle grey background behind application icons on Hotkey Object in workflow editor where hotkey focus mode is set to "don't have focus" • Copy and Paste of object (or object configuration) now also retains the hotkey combo • Note that this will naturally create a conflict which you will have to manually resolve • Script Filter Input • Fix Run Behaviour sheet "Reset to Defaults" button to also reset the "Argument" section • Copy to Clipboard Output • Fixed to now correctly use clipboardtextrtf property from passed-in JSON config • Reorganise internal logic to enable plain text clipboard output to be derived from passed-in RTF from JSON config • Only save either clipboardtext or clipboardtextrtf into the configuration • Fixes automatic {cursor} positioning with mismatching rtf / plain text • Arg / Var Utility • Fix the Arg/Var Utility to correctly pass through array of strings if argument is set to {query}, e.g. a list of files • New Workflow Objects • File Buffer Action • Added new workflow action to interact with Alfred's File Buffer • Action in Alfred Action • Added new workflow action to show Alfred's actions panel for the passed in file • File Utility • Tests if file exists and outputs on one of two outputs accordingly • Option to also output the UTI for the file as a variable • This could be useful for subsequent branching using a Conditional • New Workflow Object Inbound Configuration • Access using the "Inbound Configuration..." popup menu for the selected object • External trigger identifiers can now be directly set on external objects • Conflicts are now checked between the External Trigger object, and any external identifiers set • You now have control over how a downstream input object presents its results between Direct and Keyword modes • Direct mode is the previous behaviour, where the input icon is placed to the right hand side and you see no keyword • Keyword mode places the input into Alfred's default results and sets it as unique (same as pressing return on a placeholder) • Workflow objects represent the presence of an external identifier with small hint on object input in Workflow editor • Double click the hint for faster subsequent access to the inbound configuration • The icon for both External Trigger and Call External have been tweaked to match the new hint • Fix internal variable types in workflow editor framework • Added "Filter Workflows by..." on the popup menu for workflow objects in the canvas for hotkeys and keywords • Makes it easier to find workflows with similar hotkeys and keywords • Standardise how an array of arguments is shown in the workflow debugger • Improve various subtexts throughout the workflow object configuration sheets Snippets and Clipboard • Snippets can now embed other snippets using the {snippets:} placeholder • Placeholder works in all expected places, for example, the Copy to Clipboard workflow output object • Note that nesting is only one level deep • Added a "Copy Placeholder" on the popup menu for a selected snippet to copy the relevant {snippet:} placeholder • Improve text placeholder framework • Improved processing efficiency by deriving plain text content from already-processed rich text content where applicable • more consistent behaviour between clipboard objects • Fixes issue where the snip keyword wasn't correctly processing rich text placeholders • Fix Snippet keyword to correctly respect the "Auto-paste on Return" option • Option to ignore org.nspasteboard.AutoGeneratedType in the Clipboard History Advanced preferences, enabled by default Contacts • Multiple Contact Actions can now be configured with modifier keys • Contact Actions editor sheet now correctly shows "Add" or "Save" button instead of just "Add" • Set the Add / Save button shortcut to be ⌘S • Action text at bottom of Contact Viewer now updates on mod key change to provide action hint • Improve the "type to search" in the Contacts Viewer • You can now press up and down to select the previous or next match for the typed filter 1Password • Added alternative ⌘↩︎ action to open the selected 1Password bookmark in 1Password instead of Open and Fill Troubleshooting • Start process of adding interactive troubleshooting built into Alfred's Help preferences to aid fixing common issues • Also add help links to key troubleshooting help pages • Troubleshooting is written to a Report file, for easy emailing and subsequent support • File Search • Run a number of diagnostic checks on a dragged in file to work out why it isn't being found General fixes and improvements • Fix Alfred using (and consuming) up/down key events when IME panel is showing (e.g. Pinyin selection panel) • Note that this fix is more of a "workaround" to a lack of Public API to officially support this • Recognise full width space U+3000 as an activator for Alfred's quick file search mode • Show Base32 decoded data wherever dyn.a UTI types are seen, to give better idea of content • Fix making selected result unique in Alfred's default results if input is configured to be "no space" • Alfred was immediately disassociating the unique result due to incorrect logic • Fix Music feature description text in Catalina to correctly say Music.app instead of iTunes • Fix Dark / Light mode appearance of descriptive text in macOS Rebuild Metadata sheet • Make the snip keyword's subtext more succinct for Copy or Paste text, showing more of the snippet content • Fully resolve [local] symlinks and aliases when using Quick Look, to see the file contents instead of the file icon • Fix twitter web search icon colour • File Buffer Improvements • Show "x+ items" to top left of Buffer when the number of visible items exceeds the available visible space • Correctly re-draw the buffer when additional items are added and removed beyond the visible window width • Add a - button to delete selected custom web searches in the Web Search preferences • Show version number for Application bundles in preview panels (e.g. file system navigation, action panel) • Improve VoiceOver accessibility for hotkey fields, now correctly reads newly inputted hotkey
  2. Yeah, I realized that after you asked that, lol. My bad. But I do think that what @Andrew suggested will work — just a little more work!
  3. For example, when I highlight text. Or maybe it's clearer to say "selected text"? This would be particularly useful if I could add a keyboard shortcut to a snippet.
  4. Awesome, thanks. The thing I really want that seems missing is the ability to use {selection}, specifically for formatting HTML or Markdown syntax. For example, I have a snippet for creating HTML links, and I'd really love for Alfred to create the tags AROUND my text selection. Is this possible?
  5. Hey @Vero— looks like that link is broken? The Cursor section is missing on that page?
  6. +1 to migrating the forum to more modern software that, ideally, would also include a better App Store-like experience for Workflows and Themes. While the distributed GitHub inventory is ok, it does make it really hard to find the best stuff and keep them updated, especially if you compare Sketch's plugin ecosystem, which offers in-app plugin search, installation, and updates. I'm supportive of either Discourse or Spectrum.
  7. BTW, I've tweaked the themes slightly and published them to their own landing page: https://chrismessina.github.io/alfred-app/themes/superhuman/
  8. It's relatively minor, but I notice it given how often I use the built-in Twitter Web Search... but the icon is using the wrong color Tweetie bird!
  9. Actually, that's the thread I mentioned in my post, and was the only other thread I found about this subject. That thread is about TouchBar access for Workflows. I'm requesting foundational integration with the Alfred launcher itself — regardless of Workflow integration. So — this is a separate topic even though both are about the TouchBar.
  10. I've seen some discussion of allowing access to the TouchBar for Workflows — and I like that. I also think that when I activate the Alfred launcher, the TouchBar should also change to show a set of common tasks, and as I type, perhaps preview the top XX results in the touchbar, so I can easily tap them without having to resort to the command+index keyboard shortcut (one less key to hit, and you could visually represent the options). Any thoughts about adding TouchBar support to Alfred?
  11. This might be more of a request for a workflow, but it would be pretty cool if Alfred offered support for Google Assistant via the SDK, like MacAssistant. I'd like to be able to interact with Siri or the Google Assistant by activating Alfred and then switching to voice assistant mode...
  12. I made two themes based on my email client, Superhuman. Since Superhuman uses Operator Mono Book as its typeface, I decided to use the open source Fira Code font to achieve a similar look. Get the themes here Here are two previews:
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