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  1. 3 minutes ago, mlevison said:

    Something is happening with the notification. Perhaps I need to set a permission for Alfred to display notifications?


    Must say thanks for necroing this thread as I from time to time want to check this, but have been too lazy.

    I downloaded the workflow and tested it directly without any issues.

    Could it be that you deactivated notifications, maybe through "do not disturb"?


    Otherwise I think you need to give Alfred permission via "Accessibility", to be able to post notification.

  2. 3 hours ago, andy4222 said:

    But when I perform universal actions on an URL, it shows up all the keyword triggers that I have in other workflows, which don't even have a Universal Action Trigger attached to them which is spamming up my action list.


    There is a setting for this described here: https://www.alfredapp.com/blog/tips-and-tricks/universal-actions-fine-control-over-workflow-integration/

    Basically uncheck "Workflow Keyword Inputs" and "Workflow Script Filters".

  3. 37 minutes ago, Milo said:

    Currently it's only possible to launch Actions when an item in Finder is selected. It would be nice if the folder which is shown in Finder itself could also be used for Universal Actions. This only makes sense when no items are selected in the Finder window.

    +1 for this :)


    38 minutes ago, Milo said:

    I want to create an action to create a new text file in Finder.

    In the meantime you can use the following workflow: http://ianisted.co.uk/new-finder-file-alfred-2

    Its pretty old, but whenever you’re in a folder you can just open alfred and call the workflow to create

    a new text file.

  4. On 8/5/2021 at 3:05 PM, Milo said:

    It is more convenient to use than the arrow keys because I don't have to move my hand over to the cursor keys.


    That’s exactly the reason, why I use Karabiner elements to remap "a+l" to "right arrow key". All arrow keys are mapped to "a+hjkl" like in vim(h=left,  j=down, k=up, l=right).

    More is mapped to "a+" like "a+n" for "cmd+left arrow", but that’s extras.

  5. 4 minutes ago, Andrew said:

    @FroZen_X no timeframe yet, as this change will be wrapped up with some other similar ones to consolidate some code.


    Remember that you can wildcard in that view too. The original behaviour in the navigation was based more on shell which is why it deviates. This is now a bit outdated as Alfred has grown which is why it's going to get an overhaul to bring it more in line.


    I know about the wildcard :) thanks for the info. Ill probably do a quick hack via karabiner to have a workaround for now.

  6. On 2/3/2018 at 11:20 AM, Andrew said:


    Also, the fuzzy matching option for fs navigation isn't working as well as it should do. When @FroZen_X posted the request the other day, I took a look at the matching code... really, with fuzzy enabled, you should just be able to type e.g. fixum and it filter to just that item (instead of *fixum).


    Hey @Andrew any timeframe when we will get to see a fix for this :/ im currently in a heavy use of this as I'm working on a lot of documentation where it gets a bit annoying

    i must say. Is it a harder thing to fix? 

  7. On 12/27/2017 at 10:01 PM, phx said:

    Thanks for the explanation!  I see it now:




    Looks like customising fallback searches is a powerpack feature — there is no way to remove fallback searches in the free version of Alfred; is that right?


    To awake their thread actually click "Setup fallback results" and simply delete Amazon etc. By selecting and pressing the "-".





  8. On 1/26/2018 at 11:41 AM, vitor said:

    Though it is weird when I have to reopen Alfred, because my brain is so used to using Alfred to start everything, I always freeze for a moment to think how to reopen it (and my first move is to usually try — and fail — to invoke Alfred’s shortcut to open /Applications).


    I have the same issue haha, sitting there for a moment and be like ummmm ummm oh yeah lemme use spotlight.....Alfred is back and there is a relieve xD like uff now the chain is released again. "you dont know what you got until its gone"


    That now actually reminds me that there is a bug that happened a few days ago once again oO Whenever i am browsing through a slow external drive or a server

    Alfred sometimes idk why tends to freeze. That’s actually all i have an issue with.

  9. 1 hour ago, deanishe said:

    In such situations, it's both easier and faster to scroll through the contents in Finder, where I can see the complete filenames, instead of going through them one-by-one in Alfred so I can see the full name at the bottom of Alfred's window.



    That actually adds up to the option "File type icons..." which increased the performance on external drives. Having an additional option to fully deactivate them

    would awesome. This in addition what i just posted would make it easier to see and then access what you want.

  10. 1 hour ago, deanishe said:

    I think Alfred's navigation mode could do with an overhaul in a few regards, tbh, and a fuzzier search would be a large step in the right direction.


    It would make many things easier. Also recalling used filters when using "previous path" would be nice to see as suggested.


    1 hour ago, deanishe said:

    The main drawback of fuzzy search is that it's not great (slow, too many matches) with large datasets. That doesn't really apply to navigation mode, as directories very rarely contain several thousand files and subdirectories.


    I totally agree with that. Like usually you search via file filter or have a list filter to directly get to a folder and from there 10-30 or more Files appear.

    Having a fuzzy search would make it a lot easier to get quickly to your file in a certain Folder. Especially when you call back to that folder several times.

  11. Hello everyone,


    currently when I navigate through my Folders i usually tend to speed the process up by typing the folder name.

    When I'm within a folder and wanna select a certain file, i usually type a part of that particular file name. With numbers this works perfectly

    shown in the following example:


    Test Files:









    As you see even tho the name is "11_12" i yet can search via "1112" which is awesome. Fuzzy works in this case.

    However here is the same with a string, which doesn’t work:




    What work however is when you add a wildcard like "*":




    I would love to see an option to add fuzzy search for strings too, as it’s a pain when you jump back several times to a folder 

    by using Alfreds "Previous Path" function and you have to add "*" again. Sadly Alfred doesn’t save the previous Filter you used.






  12. 28 minutes ago, pauljacobson said:

    for example, if I have to replace my personal machine, I'd probably switch to Linux)


    Just curious, do you have any replacement for Alfred on linux? I myself have a hard time working on other machines when i don't 

    have Alfred and Karabiner. I even have a hard time working on windows whenever i have to....i hate it lol.

    @nikivi has brought me to the state where i now use sticky keys, simultaneous etc. Haha :D

    My muscles memory is pretty trained for a couple of actions by now.

  13. As of my experience with Alfred i always use the pre released version and never had any issues.

    The only time I had problems was at the time i was testing the Alfred 3 beta. But that update was just for 

    those who wanted to help testing aside of the pre release versions of Alfred 2.


    I am currently on the latest pre Release of Alfred and the search works. No know issues from my side and

    I use Alfred daily at work and privat :)





  14. 12 minutes ago, nikivi said:

    Yeah but how do I learn it? I am kind of trying. Also if you noticed, I don't post many questions on this forum compared to say few months ago.


    I even try to be methodical about it all.


    I may quote yourself when it comes to the posting part "Knowledge is knowing where the answers might lie. Solving problems is knowing how to apply the knowledge you have to solve a thing."

    I know from viewing some of your questions and of which i replied to that you sometimes just ask too quick and don't actually take a moment to think

    about the issue. You can post as much as you want, as long as you have thought about it and not just have shot it out. In addition to that is the way of how .

    Like the whole screenshot thing ^^ 


    About the methodical part, it actually reminds me of my father haha. He has things usually neatly put out and also documents things really well

    for times when he hasn’t looked at something for a long time and knows he will need it again. I myself find this step sometimes a bit overkill 

    when you do it with so many things but it’s a nice to have.


  15. 13 minutes ago, deanishe said:

    When I look at all the stuff @nikivi does, I often wonder the same.


    I find it quite interesting and must say by looking at it I'm picking more things out that make my workflow better.

    I didn't even know about the simultaneous press before which i now implemented. Its really useful i must say and makes 

    accessing really quick. Sticky i've used before, but bringing it now to the next lvl <.< >.>

  16. 1 minute ago, nikivi said:

    My biggest frustration with using other people's computers is switching apps. I am soo used to switching apps by simply pressing two keys. That cmd + tabbing is just painful.


    I know that feeling haha mine is Tab Mode so its Tab+Q/W ^^


    7 minutes ago, dfay said:

    seriously, doesn’t karabiner eat up more time in the customizing than it saves? thoroughly puzzled by all this...


    First its not easy but once you have the muscle memory you don't wanna go back ^ 

  17. 10 minutes ago, deanishe said:

    So remapping DELETE, RETURN and god knows what else is a bit too much for me.


    I'm currently just deactivating the keys to get my muscle memory going. I must say however i have also mapped "CMD_R+W" to "OPT+Delete" for work deletion so the 

    delete key is not the worst. Other than that Shift_L and Shift_R to move to words like OPT+Arrow_Left/Right might be interesting to you too.



    13 minutes ago, deanishe said:

    * not half as much as it messes up my friends when they try to use my German keyboards with their British mappings :D 


    that's just awesome haha

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