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shira

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  1. Same problem here -- I'd really like to use ctrl-n to move down. This works correctly in the results list *unless* the list item is an application, in which case it triggers the "Show Package Contents". In other words, I can navigate up and down with ctrl-n and ctrl-p through files, folders, web hits, contacts, whatever, until I hit an application. (Ctrl-p still works on the application.) This doesn't happen in Finder (I can move up or down as expected, since I've mapped the key with Karabiner). There doesn't seem to be anything about "Show Package Contents" in Keyboard->Shortcuts. Is there a way to check the Alfred hotkeys (without looking through every workflow, of which I have many)?
  2. I have the Chrome bookmark workflow, but I dislike having to remember to type the workflow prefix, since I really shouldn't have to remember whether or not a site happens to be in my bookmarks before I search for it. I'd rather bookmarks just populate the search results automatically. Maybe the answer is to use some other third-party thing (Xmarks?) to sync my Chrome bookmarks to Safari?
  3. Fair point ... forgot about Paraguay and St. Helena, not to mention the open-ended TLD problem. "install.py" may not be a good example, as I can't think of when I would want to do an Internet search for that without some other words around it. But take "ag.vim", for instance (a Vim plugin). I might want to Google "ag.vim" and read about it, or find it on Github or something. If I type "ag.vim" in the box, I get no option to search the web for it; I see *only* the "open the typed url" option: I have to type a second word, e.g. "ag.vim repo", to trigger a web search. So I guess it would suffice to at least keep the "search the web" action available below the "open the typed url" action.
  4. How do people handle frequently-used URLs in Alfred? I handle these in two ways: 1. Use a workflow that reads from your browser favorites. 2. Define a custom search for the URL (with our without parameters) so I can just open it with a keyword. Option 1 works but I don't like having to remember to type the workflow keyword first. Instead I end up doing Option 2 for my most commonly used urls so I can open them quickly, but it's annoying to have to define each one individually. If I type a URL in Alfred, then it will remember next time I start typing the same URL and suggest it. But often I type the URL directly in the browser, and then Alfred doesn't have access to it. Ideally I could give Alfred access to my browser's history folder and let it intelligently compile a list of sites I actually visit. Anyway, how do most people do this?
  5. Note that I don't want to just turn off the URL-recognition option; sometimes I actually do want to type a URL and open it, and that's useful.
  6. Three or four times a week I run afoul of Alfred's URL search by typing something like: ag.vim install.py config.sh CSV::Converter etc. etc. Alfred thinks these are all URLs and tries to open them. Could we use a better regex to separate genuine from spurious URLs?
  7. Where is the "built-in Amazon Search" configured in Preferences? My Amazon web search is set to use "smile.amazon.com", but the workflow does not pick this up. I need the workflow to use "smile.amazon.com" (which everyone should be using as it donates to charity for free) instead of "amazon.com."
  8. I have a simple keyword script that parses some arguments in Ruby and then uses `curl` to submit to a url (a Google Form). All works as advertised, including error messages after rescued Exceptions, except that I get no notification from any output in my script that occurs *after* the `curl` command. Examples: # works correctly and echoes notification puts "Completed successfully!" `curl --data #{data} #{url}` # does not echo notification `curl --data #{data} #{url}` puts "Completed successfully!" In the second case, no notification ever gets issued. If I run the script from the command line, the final "Completed successfully" line is successfully sent to STDOUT after curl returns. Any idea why this should be the case?
  9. @Vero -- if I read the question right, it sounds like poster wants to use the top-row function keys to trigger workflows, not the lower-left <fn> key itself. Regardless, that's definitely what I want to do -- specifically, the F5 and F6 keys, which seem to be wasted right now. Right now I can assign a keyboard trigger to something like <fn-F5>, but not just to <F5> itself. A brief google search reveals no easy way to do this. Any ideas?
  10. I can't use Dropbox on my work computer. I've set up a git repo to sync preferences between by Macs, which I'd very much like to place inside a dot-folder (i.e., ~/.alfred). However, the dialog for Choose Sync Folder will not let me see this dot-folder to choose it for syncing. Normally "Cmd + Shift + ." toggles hidden files and folders in a choose file dialog, but this doesn't seem to be working in Alfred. There's no way to manually type in the path that I can see, so I seem to be stuck. Any suggestions? I realize I can remove the period from the .alfred and manually hide the folder using "chflags hidden ~/alfred" -- will go with this if necessary, but for consistency I'd prefer to keep the dot in front if possible.
  11. awesomesauce! I see all the questions about regional Amazon sites -- I have a slightly different snag. My Amazon account is now at smile.amazon.com (which as far as I can tell donates money to charity at zero cost to me), so when I run the workflow and go to the regular Amazon.com site, I get prompted to switch over to smile.amazon.com. Any way to fix this? A quick stab at replacing $url = "http://completion.amazon.com/search/complete? ... with $url = "http://completion.smile.amazon.com/search/complete? ... did not do the trick, but I haven't pursued it further yet.
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