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  1. Sorry to resurrect this old thread, but it seems this fast user switching workflow has (after all these years) stopped working under Big Sur. Anybody have a good, current workflow that lets one quickly switch users using Alfred?
  2. Sorry to resurrect this old thread, but I've been using iCloud Drive to sync Alfred preferences for maybe six months and it's working just fine for me. The "pinning" feature doesn't seem to exist in Catalina but I've found that once I right-clicked the Alfred Preferences folder and picking "Download Now" the folder has stayed reliably synced -- even though I don't have room on this Mac to turn off Optimize Storage. The one thing I do miss from Dropbox was the selective sync controls. It's become bloatware otherwise, though, and I'm glad to be rid of it. I'll add here that I also keep my Sublime Text preferences synced through iCloud Drive (using some symlinking of folders) and that, too, works reliably and quickly. Yep. I got that feeling too. It's not just this thread either. Kind of offputting!
  3. I just wanted to chime in here. I have a couple of Macs that I bounce between (and separate work/personal user accounts on both machines) so syncing Alfred prefs is very important to me. I used Dropbox for this for quite a few years but as Dropbox has bloated out from a simple sync utility to some god-awful... whatever it's trying to be now, I've migrated all my files over to iCloud Drive. Alfred was one of the last things I used Dropbox for (heeding the dire warnings Alfred throws out about iCloud) but some months back I finally pulled the plug on Dropbox and moved Alfred's preferences into iCloud Drive. And it's working just fine. On my iMac, I have the luxury of turning "optimize storage" to OFF so everything is locally downloaded, but I don't have space for that on my MacBook. I right-clicked the folder containing Alfred's preferences (and a few others) to Download Now and it did and it seems to have stayed downloaded. I definitely miss Dropbox's selective sync controls, but in my experience iCloud Drive seems to do its best to keep on hand files that get used the most. Anyway, I post this for users who need settings sync and have a tolerance for trying something new. iCloud Drive works, in my experience.
  4. Aha, this did the trick. It also solved another issue I was having related to snippets not working. I'll post in the other thread as well. Thanks!
  5. OK, this is fixed now -- turns out I had to remove Alfred from the Accessibility panel and re-add him per @Andrew's instructions. See the post below for details. Two birds, one stone!
  6. Indeed I have. It's usually my first step!
  7. Yes, exactly -- I'm interested in the pasting option, which has always worked brilliantly for me in any app. And for that I've never had "automatically expand..." checked. I just tested in TextEdit and it doesn't work. The list comes up normally in Alfred, but nothing ever gets pasted in.
  8. Not sure why or how, but none of my snippets work any more. I can bring them up just fine in the Alfred window as I always have, but when I select one and hit return it fails to paste into my text as it always has before. I'm working on a brand new MacBook I just got, which I migrated everything into from a Time Machine backup (using Migration Assistant). I insured that all of Alfred's requested permissions have been granted. All my preferences look the same way they always have, so I'm a bit stumped.
  9. Sure, that's a workaround -- but the built-in command seems to now be broken. I'm on 10.15.4 and seeing the same issue. Just used the built-in "lock" command and nothing happens. I know I've used it in the past successfully. I'm not using Karabiner or any other key remapping software.
  10. Works great, but also changes my Alfred theme every time as well back to one of Alfred's default themes. How do I make it stop doing that?
  11. Yep, that search scope is in there. As I said, other files in iCloud Drive are showing, but this one isn't and I think it's related to the fact that I renamed it.
  12. Just noticed that in the Spotlight result I put in above, the file I'm searching for seems to also retain its original default screenshot name. When I search Alfred for part of that name, it comes up, and shows the new name too. Weird!
  13. I was just trying to search for a file in my iCloud Drive, and Alfred won't turn it up -- but Spotlight will. It might be a one-off issue, as other iCloud Drive-based files and folders seem to be showing up ok. When I put in the file name in Spotlight, it turns up: ...and when I search for it in Alfred, I see nothing but my default Internet search options: (also, no idea why the type in this screenshot looks weird — it's normal in reality).
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