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  1. Whenever I invoke Alfred it is now on my my laptop's monitor.. and never on my external display. I noticed this since running the last update. It renders the clipboard manager useless, because when it opens on a different monitor, if I select a clip it doesn't go to the program I was on before I invoked it (that may be a separate problem). About to submit a bug report, but wanted to check if anyone else has had this same issue or got a workaround for it.
  2. This probably exists already, but I am looking for a simple workflow that will automatically take a screenshot and copy it to the clipboard. Any help?
  3. Alfred v2 pastes to the FIRST window of an application instead of the ACTIVE window. Steps to reproduce: Open a Google Chrome window and click to put the cursor in the address field (or any other field). Open a second Google Chrome window and do the same. Attempt to paste something into the second Chrome window from Alfred's clipboard history or snippets. Alfred v2 pastes it into the first Chrome window instead of the active Chrome window. This happens every time the above situation occurs. I also tested with Firefox, and the same behavior occurs, so it doesn't seem to be a Chrome issue. I have selected "Auto Paste on return" in Alfred's Clipboard->Advanced settings. OS X 10.9 Alfred v2.1.1 (227) Edited for clarity.
  4. I tweak the Alfred -> Clipboard to persist 3 months, but when i scroll down, i can't find any record 2 month ago, it only record today record
  5. I just discovered that I could use cmd+enter as a keyboard shortcut to display Alfred clipboard. Awesome! The problem is cmd can also be used as an action modifier. So, when I type cmd+enter from Alfred's bar the clipboard panel appears. If there is a technical possibility to use the same keyboard shortcut in these two cases, you can consider this post as a feature request :-)
  6. Greetings -- I'm writing documentation and would like to paste code examples from my editor into an interactive shell running in a given Terminal tab, e.g. a tab named "Scala". How should I go about building a workflow for it in Alfred? Cheers, A+ (Alexy)
  7. I use a pattern to name my files. I added some of these patterns in my clipboard (no snippets, just added to the clipboard history) I just tried to rename a file in Finder. As I hit the clipboard viewer hotkey, the file is not selected anymore so Finder considers the file as renamed -> I can't add my clip from the clipboard. I tested adding clips from the clipboard in Forklift and worked perfectly fine. An OS X mountain lion user.
  8. I'm trying to create a workflow to transform some text into a hyperlink and automatically paste it. I've copied some text to the clipboard that contains the bits that I need to form the URL. I have a script to create the URL and I can pass it to the Copy to Clipboard Output. But it's still just the URL text. I can modify the script to hack the URL into an RTF snippet. If I push the snippet on the clipboard in the script, I can paste it as a hyperlink, so I know it works. But, if I just pass the RTF data as text to Copy to Clipboard it doesn't paste as a hyperlink (just the RTF code as text). Anybody know if I'm approaching this wrong or if there's a way to programmatically create a hyperlink and automatically paste it to the front most app?
  9. It would be nice if I could scroll beyond the last 50 items in my clipboard history. I know I can do a search for items farther back, but surely it is possible to do this without invoking search. I'd also like a way to view history by day— perhaps I want to find something I know I copied a couple of days ago and want to view everything from that date.
  10. my problem is that I need to right click on some links and copy them, I can't CMD+CC on the link to merge them, and right clicking and copying twice won't trigger the merge behaviour. is there a way that I can merge those URLs ? or maybe after copying a bunch of them I can merge my whole current Clipboard history and paste it at once ?
  11. I'm trying to make a script to help in calculating em values. I feel really dumb asking this, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to get the result copied to the clipboard, for pasting into other applications. Here's what I have so far: set query to {query} set base_em to 16 set calculated_em to query / base_em calculated_em as real get calculated_em set the clipboard to calculated_em Essentially, the workflow will be typing em {query}, then ⏎, copying the result to the keyboard. I've got everything working until the clipboard part - I'm sure I'm missing something totally obvious here, but I can't for the life of me figure out the last part, argh.
  12. I've write a simple run search on a dictionary website. The input could be one word or multiple words. In latter case, the workflow would generate multiple feedbacks about the meaning, pronunciation and other infos. I use this workflow to learn fresh words by copying the outputs to my note. My problem is: for convenience, sometimes I would copy one sentence as input while there are only a few words I really want to search. Now I use the output action "copy to clipboard" but it can only copy one item at a time. I have to run the workflows many times to finish my work, which is very time-consuming. I am wondering if there is a way to copy multiple feedbacks to the clipboard at one time. 'cause then I can pick them in the clipboard without running the same workflow again and again. Thank you.
  13. The clipboard doesn't catch any (plain) text I copy form various sources for a while and various versions. What you were doing when the issue happened - Copy (plain) text from different sources (TextEdit, Google Chrome or Sublime Text 3) Whether you were able to replicate it a second time by performing the same action - Yes, even after reboots or restarts of Alfred. Include any screenshots that might help us Include the Alfred version & build number you are using - v2.3 (264) Include your OS X version - 10.9.2
  14. I've been a huge fan of Bart Busschots' xkpasswd.net password generating web site and now I've used his Perl library to create an Alfred Workflow that generates passwords straight to the clipboard. You can find the details and the workflow over on my blog.
  15. When using the "File Selection" hotkey (e.g. Command + Option + \) to open the actions panel, Alfred copies the selected files to the clipboard. When pasting in a text editor, the selected paths' names (without their absolute path) will be pasted with a newline between each entry. When pasting into Finder, the actual files will be copied to the destination at which they were pasted. The copied files do not propagate into Alfred's clipboard history. Alfred 2 v2.2 (243) on Mac OS X 10.9.2 (13C64) Thanks to Carlos for helping find this bug
  16. Hi! I often try to display a piece of text from the Clipboard Viewer in Large Type, using its assigned hotkey (Cmd+L). It seems so natural to me, but it doesn't work. Instead, one have to copy and paste again the desired element in Alfred main window to display it in Large Type. I think it would be a nice little addition Thanks for considering!
  17. I am trying to create a workflow to send either the URL of the current page or the url on my clipboard to Chrome with "cache" prepended onto it. I've seen several workflows to open the current page in Chrome, and I created a snippet to form the final url (cache:http://....), but, when I've tried to add cache: to the URL field in several options, it just opens a blank Chrome window. Any help would be much appreciated!
  18. To Dropbox 3.0 (formerly Move to Dropbox) Overview Copy or Move a file from Finder, Path Finder or Alfred 2 file browser to Dropbox Public Folder and get the URL to the clipboard. Setup Before start using the workflow you have to configure it. The workflow will prompt you to set it when you run it for the first time or you can bring Alfred and type the keyword setup_tdb. The setup will ask for: Dropbox Public Folder location Dropbox Public ID: the number that is in every URL of your shared links The URL format: select bitly (it requires your login name and your API Key), gooli (no registration, fast alternative) or None to use the normal Dropbox URL format If you select bitly you will be prompted to enter your login name and then your API key Finally, you can choose if you want to use the shortened URL also for images or not Triggering Keyword movedb - to move a selected Finder or Path Finder file keyword copydb - to copy a selected Finder or Path Finder file keyword setup_tdb - use it to setup the workflow or to reconfigure it Hotkeys - you can set up for both copying and moving features File Action - select a file and Copy or Move within Alfred file browser What’s new Version 3.0 copy file new setup within Alfred instead of OSX dialogs updated to Alfred 2.0.3 AppleScript support Alleyoop 2 upport Download Version 3.0 Release date: 20 Apr 2013 Requires Alfred 2.0.3 (187) Supports Alleywoop 2 Download now
  19. Steps to reproduce bug: 1. Made a number of customizations to the Clipboard settings, changing keystroke, size of clipboard, length of time to retain past clipboards. 2. Turned on Alfred settings sync to Dropbox for this Mac only, pointing to folder in ~/Dropbox/Apps/Alfred/ 3. Go back and check the Clipboard settings and observe that they have all reverted back to the Alfred defaults. 4. Restarted Alfred, made the same customizations to the Clipboard settings, restarted Alfred and the Clipboard setting changes are not preserved and are all reverted to Alfred's default settings. No other settings appear to have this problem. 5. To resolve the problem, I pointed the Alfred sync folder back to ~/Library/Application Support/Alfred 2/ (a folder not synced by Dropbox) and all the Clipboard settings were restored and continued stay as they were set and also kept any further changes I made those settings. 6. Have not had any problems with sync feature preserving other Alfred 2 settings. Details: Mac OSX 10.9.1 Alfred 2.1.1 build 227 Dropbox v2.6.2
  20. I have Clipboard Merging turned on and am running into erratic/unpredictable behavior. Many times when selecting text, typing cmd-c, selecting additional text, typing cmd-c-c, produces merged content from the previous-previous copied text and the current selection. For example, say I've been working in Xcode and have done a bit of copy-paste coding (I know, I know) and then switch to Safari to copy an issue number and want to append the description for pasting into the commit. I select the issue number and type cmd-c (the Edit menu briefly highlights) then select the description and type cmd-c-c (receiving the notification sound), go to paste and end up with the description appended to the last item I had copied in Xcode (at least I assume it's the last one). This doesn't happen every time and I'm leery of viewing the clipboard history (observer effect) prior to cmd-c-c. I've only noticed in Safari but that may be because that's where I do most of this type of copying. Running 10.9 (though this occurred in 10.8 as well), the latest Alfred release (v2.1 (218)), and have all the checkboxes active in the Merging options with 'Separate appended item with space' selected. I'd be happy to perform anything that would help diagnose the problem... I rely on this feature and want to trust it. Thanks!
  21. I've noticed that Alfred does not see any text that I've copied/cut from Adobe Indesign CC. InDesign is passing info along to the OS clipboard, however, as I'm able to paste the text normally into other apps. InDesign is not set to be an ignored app in Alfred Preferences. Does Adobe have some funky relationship with the OS clipboard that prevents Alfred from seeing what Adobe InDesign is copying/cutting? Whether you were able to replicate it a second time by performing the same action: Yes. Many times. Daily. Include the Alfred version & build number you are using: v2.1 (218) Include your OS X version: 10.8.5
  22. There are clips I use all the time that I want to keep over and over (more than 1 month). There are clips I use all the time for a certain period of time and then I don't use anymore. Is there a way to clean the clipboard a more granular way than it is today? I could use snippets, but I do not want to spend 30 sec / snippet to define it. Why not let Alfred users favorites some of their clips. And when they want to clear their clipboard offer the option "Delete all (favorites clip included)?" What do you think? Maybe, this post is more relevant in the feature suggestions
  23. Hi! I'm running the latest Parallels (9.0.23062) and Alfred Versions (2.0.9) on 10.8 with Parallels Win-Mac clipboard sync enabled. I'm using alfred since the early beta days and I'm really happy with it, except when it comes to the clipboard history and Parallels. I'm forced to use Notepad++ and Word 2010 a lot, so the following bug is really annoying and makes alfreds clipboard history almost unusable for my day to day work. Alfred doesn't correctly remember Parallels clipboard items, when I copy multiple items (e.g. strings) in Windows. When viewing the clipboard history, only the last item copied in Windows is available. If I copy multiple things, I have to open the clipboard history after every copied item so alfred remembers all items. In addition, Alfred always displays wrong icons beside parallels clipboard items. Alfred displays either the Alfred hat logo or the icon of a random Mac application (wrong icons don't bother me, but maybe it helps tracking down the issue as it seems to me that the problem is related to Alfred not being able to tell from which application clipboard items added by Parallels come from) This bug is present regardless of the guest Windows version, I've tried XP and 8, and regardless of the Windows application used. It also didn't work with older Alfred/Parallels versions. Please fix this!
  24. Hi, I am not sure if this is the right forum for requesting for a simple (I hope) workflow. I would like to type "copyurl" and have the active tab's URL in Chrome or Safari (whichever browser is in front) be copied to clipboard. Thanks in advance.
  25. I have to use a lot of italics and underlining in my work. It would be super helpful if clipboard would have an option to copy and retain formatting as well as the plain text. Otherwise it is useless for me. Otherwise, great job. I love my Alfred. And thanks to all the amazing people making the workflows
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