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    chris got a reaction from joeynotjoe in Alfred 4.1 Is Now in Pre-Release   
    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
    • 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
    • Added alternative ⌘↩︎ action to open the selected 1Password bookmark in 1Password instead of Open and Fill
    • 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
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    chris reacted to Vero in Alfred 4.1 Is Now in Pre-Release   
    A few moments ago, we popped Alfred 4.1 on the pre-release channel. It's a big release with lots of tasty stuff for you to sink your teeth into.
    New workflow objects for integrating with files and the File Buffer Shared Hotkeys for workflows Embedded Snippets Contact Actions Built-in File Search Troubleshooting from the Help preferences And loads more!  
    Take a look at the Update tab for a complete change log, as there's a lot in this release, which is free to all Alfred 4 Powerpack license holders. 
    We'd love to get your help in testing out the new features before the general release! To get started, launch Alfred's preferences to the Update tab, choose the "pre-releases" option and grab the latest build
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    chris reacted to Andrew in Nested Snippets (snippets within snippets)   
    Pssst, just to let you know, Alfred 4.1 will be getting a {snippet:} placeholder to nest a snippet 
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    chris reacted to Andrew in Snippets and input cursor   
    @chris If you create a workflow, you can configure a Hotkey Trigger to take the currently selected text in macOS, then you can connect this into a "Copy to Clipboard" object set to automatically paste. Put your snippet content in that second object, and use {query} for the scooped in selected text.
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    chris got a reaction from alfredpleb in [Request] Google Assistant support?   
    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...
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    chris reacted to shmulvad in NightShift   
    Quickly turn on/off Night Shift or set it to a custom value between 0 - 100.
    To download, visit the latest release at GitHub. All further updates are handled automatically.  
    Quickly turn on/off Night Shift or set it to a value between 0-100. No more fiddling with deep settings when you either want to save your eyes or need to work with accurate colors!
    In Alfred, type night followed by either off, on or a number between 0 - 100.

    The workflow makes use of the following:
    nshift by leberwurstsaft as the backend for setting the values. OneUpdater by vitorgalvao for handling automatic updates.
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    chris reacted to shmulvad in Commands to turn on Night Shift and Do not Disturb   
    I don't know if you're still active on this forum, but if so, I've just released a workflow that can quickly turn off/on Night Shift: 
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    chris reacted to Andrew in Embedding snippets for reference   
    @Palma511 The {snippet:} placeholder is coming in 4.1  
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    chris reacted to johnathanz in Notion.so Instant Search Workflow   
    I made some changes to @wrjlewis Workflow:
    * Added title search - use "nt"
    * Works with Notion Desktop instead of Notion web
    * Cosmetic changes in search results

    Download the workflow here if interested: https://github.com/johnathanz/notion-search-alfred-workflow
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    chris reacted to IsaiahvH in Alfred integration with TouchBar?   
    I find this discussion still very relevant and would also like to request its implementation.
    @chris clearly explains its use (and qualitative difference in implementation from the other thread mentioned).

    When the Alfred launcher is activated, that search window gains focus and should be able to present TouchBar buttons.
    These could easily just be a list of buttons matching Alfred's list suggestions (in title and icon), and their action corresponding to activating those suggestions (like the hotkeys Command+2, Command+3, etc. but saving a keystroke).
    The idea is not overly complicated, the implementation would not necessarily be either and it would nicely integrated with the MacBook's ability.
    Alfred is after all about using your computer to the fullest potential, adding where the OS has not; this seems a perfect opportunity.

    I hope other users and developers also provide their vision on this feature here!
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    chris reacted to Andrew in Suggestion: please update the Twitter Web Search icons   
    @chris Ah, I'd completely overlooked this. I'll get this fixed in the next release
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    chris reacted to dfay in Alfred integration with TouchBar?   
    I’ve updated the title of the older thread since in reality a lot of the discussion is about the kind of things @chris suggests, at the app rather than workflow level.
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    chris got a reaction from AphaBird in Superhuman Light and Carbon Themes   
    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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    chris reacted to Andrew in Window Width   
    @woowoo the minimum size is 400 as smaller than this is unusable with some of the sub views. Is there a specific reason you need less than 400px?
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    chris reacted to AlexMartinFR in Mojave Accented Dark & Light Themes Collection + Theme Switcher Workflow   
    Hello everyone,
    Here is a full collection of themes to embrace macOS Mojave's new Dark and Light themes and their respective accent colors!
    Each one hase been carefully designed with a pinch of the accent color's hue in each element.
    I've chosen to respect the low contrast Yellow Accent color shipped by Apple in macOS, despite not being fond of it.
    It comes in Blue, Purple, Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green & Gray, each with a Dark and Light variant.
    You can have the color you want, as long as it's not black! 
    There is now a workflow made for this themes collection, which allows you to switch easily between Dark & Light mode, and select your Alfred theme's accent color.
    Here is a quick demo:

    TL;DR: How to Install ?
    You can find all the previews in High Res and link to each theme on Alfred's website on my repo:

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    chris reacted to AlexMartinFR in Mojave Accented Dark & Light Themes Collection + Theme Switcher Workflow   
    I added a workflow to go with this set of Themes, you can find it on the same Github repo in the Workflows folder
    It features two commands :
    "theme" : toggle between Dark & Light themes for both macOS & Alfred.
    "theme red" : switch to the Red Accented Alfred Theme.
    Here is a screenshot of the MojaveThemeSwitcher and its options:

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    chris reacted to cama900 in macOS Mojave Theme (Dark mode) switcher   
    I updated the app to make it easier to choose wether or not to toggle the Alfred theme, as well as support for toggling the theme of the Sourcetree app.

    Download Workflow
    View on GitHub
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    chris got a reaction from jhein in Sonos Playback Control & Search   
    I was hoping to find a playback controller for the Sonos desktop app but only found Jeff Johns's "Sonos Sound Controls" workflow, which unfortunately only offered volume control hotkeys.
    I tend to do a lot of playback control using keywords, so I set some up for Alfred. I'm an AppleScript noob, and Sonos doesn't really support AppleScript, so this was kind of a pain, and pretty hacky. There were some useful posts from 2008, but otherwise, I was kind of stabbing in the dark.
    Download here.
    There's support for the following commands using the 'sonos' keyword: search, play/pause, next track, previous track, volume up/down, and mute.

    Feedback and suggestions welcomed.
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    chris reacted to hzlzh in [Workflow]Shorten URL (support goo.gl/ bit.ly/ t.cn/ j.mp/ is.gd/ v.gd/)   
    Shorten URL (v1.1) - download here
    Github Page:
    This workflow support URL shortener like below. You can use Hotkey to trigger without open Alfred input window.
    goo.gl/ bit.ly/ t.cn/ j.mp/ is.gd/ v.gd/ If you want more URL shortener services added, please let me know, .
    Choose some long links (e.g Command + A), then press `Command + Shift +L`, choose goo.gl and you will get the short link in your clipboard with notification center triggered.
    How to use this workflow without copy/paste?
    Just use trigger HotKey, check out this wiki issue here:



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    chris got a reaction from MacGeeky in Google+ Workflow   
    Sweet! Thanks for this!
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    chris reacted to MacGeeky in Google+ Workflow   
    This is a workflow based on the "Search and Share on Google+" workflow by the user Chris on this forum.
    The only flaw in this workflow is that it doesn't grab the URL from the browser automaticly, with this update/workflow it will.
    To share a URL to Google+ with this workflow, you do the following:
    Use the keyword 'gplus' and select 'Share a link on Google+' (or setup a keyboard shortcut) to activate the sharing of the URL from the frontmost tab in your browser.  If you'd like to add a comment - write it after a space between the gplus keyword and the comment you would like to write.  

    Supported Browsers:
    Google Chrome Safari Firefox Opera  
    Creds go to Chris for this one!
    Download the workflow here
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    chris got a reaction from Tyler Eich in FR: Set custom font-face for Appearance themes   
    Thanks Tyler! I searched but didn't see that thread!
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    chris reacted to ctbeiser in Typeface options   
    I was very excited to be able to choose another typeface in Alfred 2, because of my deeply felt hatred of Helvetica. I had it all planned out: Avenir Medium. It was going to be a thing of beauty. I upgraded my powerpack license, thoughts of beautiful type circling in my head... I punched in my activation code, and... Chalkboard? Marker Felt? Impact? Surely jokes... but no way to set Avenir to be my typeface of choice? Truely, my heart crumpled. I beseech you: please grant me Avenir.
    TL;DR: I want to be able to choose Avenir as my theme's typeface. Choosing any font would be my preferred, but just Avenir would be alright as well.
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    chris reacted to vdesabou in Share using Mountain Lion Built-in Sharing (Version 1.11)   
    Use built-in sharing introduced in Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion directly from Alfred!
    This workflow is using the amazing command line terminal-share
    You can call directly share command (or use a hotkey) if you just want to share a message.
    If you want to share a file (image, video or any other kind), you can select it using a File Action, or set a hotkey.
    It currently supports all services except sinaweibo,youku and tudou (I can add them in a future release).
    Based on the type of the selected file, services proposed will change.
    Here are some examples:

    Download the workflow
    Download the workflow below and open in Alfred.
    Download Workflow
    Move to GitHub 1.10:fix AllayOop version 1.9:Added hotkeys to call built-in facebook, twitter, imessage and email 1.8:
    Fix problem introduced in version 1.7 with files names with spaces 1.7:Fixed a bug where image was not displayed in the sharing window 1.6:Start Droplr if needed before trying to upload 1.5:Added support of droplr (using cmd modifier). It will upload selected file to Droplr, and then paste at the end of the message the url. It only works with facebook, twitter, imessage and email (other services don't use message). 1.4:Improve handling of special characters 1.3:The terminal-share is now included is the workflow Twitter issue is fixed Minor fixes 1.2:Added abilitity to cancel file sharing by selecting the Selected file entry 1.1:Support of Alleyoop 1.0:Initial Version Creditsterminal-share
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    chris reacted to jga23 in Rdio   
    any plans to integrate this with the Alfred Package Tool so we can easily check for updates?
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