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  1. Hey Everyone I'm trying to figure out if Alfred has a specific functionality. Like many of you, I do a crazy amount of email, and I'm constantly searching for something in a browser, copying the URL, and then pasting in an email client. My dream is something like MixMax (chrome + gmail plugin that allows '/' search), or the command+k shortcut in google docs (see image below), which works in any applications. My question - is there any way using Alfred, to enter a google search term, see the top 10 results, choose one, and then paste that URL, without ever leaving Alfred (and never opening a browser)? Thanks for any help! (PS - I understand that the example below is creating a hyperlink. It's just for illustration. I'm interested in pasting the actual URL in any context.)
  2. I'm a heavy user of the custom search of alfred.. however many of my custom searches are based on the same domain ie domain.com/custom_search_1 domain.com/custom_search_2 .. domain.com/custom_search_n sometimes my domain changes.. ie to another_domain.com/custom_search_1 another_domain/custom_search_2 .. another_domain/custom_search_n but everything else stays intact.. can i possibly mass change them on alfred? (i've tried something like this before with chrome with mixed results, see http://superuser.com/questions/1131603/how-to-mass-change-chrome-custom-search-engines/1133530#1133530). with google chrome the search engines are stores in a .sqlite file, which I can simply change by using sql queries.. i'm hoping alfred stores their custom searches in a database file or something i can edit externally.
  3. Search, activate, reload and close your active Chrome and Safari tabs and favourite sites. RBT allows you to do the following all from within Alfred: Search all open tabs across Chrome and Safari and load a selected tab. Reload a tab forcibly when you select it if you want. Add "favourite" sites to the workflow for quick access with defined keywords. Synchronise your favourites across computers. RBT for Alfred has been forked from the Search Tabs on Safari and Chrome workflow developed by Clinton Strong (with Clinton's blessing) and could almost be considered v2 of Clinton's original workflow. The below instructions are a clone of what is posted on the official Github repository: UPDATE August 8, 2015 - Version 1.1 Released Today I release v1.1 of Rapid Browser Tabs which has the following changes: Fix - Tab icon for Safari did not display Feature - Add "ctrl" key modifier to force reload tab on opening Feature - Provide feedback on settings initialisation and sync Feature - Enable favourite searching by URL Installation Download the .alfredworkflow file or you can get it from Packal. Run to import into Alfred Setup Before you can do anything with the workflow you will need to initialise the settings: Run rbtsetup and select 'Initialise Workflow Configuration' The workflow will then copy over the default configuration files and example icons. The workflow has been designed to enable settings synchronisation via a mechanism of your choice (such as Dropbox). It is easiest to set this up before you get too deep into configuring the workflow. To configure synchronisation via Dropbox (as an example): Run 'rbtsetup' and select "Set root config folder location" Update the folder name to point to a new location, my personal preference is "~/Dropbox/AlfredSync/Workflow Data/com.stuartryan.alfred.rapidbrowsertabs/" (however you can use any location as long as you set it to be the same on different computers) Ensure you have ended your path with a trailing forward slash (things will break if you don't) and then save and close the configuration file. If this is the first computer you are setting the workflow up on (i.e. that directory does not exist or is empty) run rbtsetup then select "Refresh workflow configuration" to copy the default configurations into place Repeat steps 1 to 3 for every subsequent computer you will run the workflow on (after the initial sync has completed via Dropbox). Configure a hotkey: To make your life easier I also recommend you set up a hotkey for use with the workflow. Open Alfred Click Workflows --> Rapid Browser Tabs Double click on the Hotkey box Enter your hotkey and ensure the action is set to "Pass through to workflow" The argument should be set to "None" Click Save Basic Usage The default keyword set is "rbt" here are some examples of what you can do: rbt google - Will show all tabs you currently have open that have google in the URL or the tab description. rbt fb - FB is set as a keyword for Facebook. This will show any current Facebook tabs already open and will also allow you to open a new Facebook tab in your default browser as well. rbt nf - Same thing as above but will open Netflix rbt netflix - Same as above, workflow will recognise this is a favourite site and show all tabs currently open and will also offer the option to open a new tab to the Netflix website. ctrl key modifier - The control key when held down while selecting a tab will force the tab to reload/refresh when it is opened For backwards compatibility with the human brain (and the fact that everyone is used to using the keyword "tabs"), an additional entry point into the workflow using the keyword "tabs" has been added. Depending on user feedback this may be removed or adopted permanently in the future. Advanced Configuration - Adding your own favourites YAML Config File Once you have the hang of the basic usage of the workflow, you can get down to configuring extra "Favourites". The favourites have been designed to represent the most used sites you use, the ones that you access day in and day out so that you can get rapid access to them. I have found after setting these up originally I have only added to the list a couple of times as it is expected the list will become relatively static after the first couple of weeks usage. To access the sites configuration: Run rbtsetup then select "Modify Sites Configuration" The default configuration example has examples that you can copy and modify to add your own favourites The two basic styles of configuration are: First Example: YouTube: aliases: "-yt" icon: youtube.png url: "https://www.youtube.com" Second Example: ? "YouTube Video Manager" : aliases: "-yta -ytvm -youtube admin" icon: youtubeadmin.png url: "https://www.youtube.com/my_videos" The key difference between the two above examples are the use of the '? "Site name"' in the second example. When the site name has spaces, you should copy the second example. You can however always opt to use this format regardless of whether the site name has spaces or not if you want to go the easy route. The aliases section can list zero or more aliases (for zero just use "", and do not delete the line). Each alias should be prefixed by a dash '-', and you can have as many keywords as you would like (but remember... less is more). If you are having problems with the site configuration you have created, a great first point is to run it through YAML Lint which can validate if there is anything invalid in your syntax. If that comes back clean and you still have issues please log an issue. Adding the pretty favourite images You will notice in the above example each item references a png icon file. You can save icons that you would like to represent your favourites in the icons folder. This is accessed by typing 'rbtsetup' then selecting "Open icons storage folder". As long as the icons in this folder match what you put on your text you can use a pretty icon. If you would rather not use an image just use 'icon.png' and this will use the default icon for the workflow. Supported Browsers Currently the workflow supports the following browsers. As Firefox does not expose its tabs via Applescript, it is not able to be supported. If someone is a whizz at writing Firefox plugins and would like to collaborate on a plugin to get this to work please feel free to get into contact with me. Chrome Safari Chromium Chrome Canary Webkit History Version 1.1 - Bugfix and feature releaseFix - Tab icon for Safari did not display Feature - Add "ctrl" key modified to force reload tab on opening Feature - Provide feedback on settings initialisation and sync Feature - Enable favourite searching by URL Version 1.0 - Initial Release of Rapid Browser Tabs for Alfred Version 0.9 - Forked from Search Safari and Chrome Tabs workflow Feb 2014 release Credits Rapid Browser Tabs for Alfred workflow created by Stuart Ryan. If you would like to get into contact you can do so via: @StuartCRyan on Twitter Stuart Ryan on LinkedIn Technical Notebook Blog Search Tabs on Safari and Chrome workflow created by Clinton Strong represented the initial stages for this workflow. Clinton has been kind enough to provide his blessing for the code to be forked and maintained as a new workflow. Any future code releases to the Search Tabs on Safari and Chrome workflow may be merged into this workflow if required (and as long as the original licensing permits). License All code in this workflow is released under the MIT License. Images used as part of the workflow are licensed only for use in this workflow and must be changed if the workflow is forked in the future. All images have been licensed from DepositPhotos to Stuart Ryan. Donations This workflow represents many many hours effort of development, testing and rework. The images licensed for this workflow from DepositPhotos also needed a bit of my moolah. So if you love the workflow, and get use out of it every day, if you would like to donate as a thank you to buy me more caffeine giving Diet Coke, some Cake, or to put towards a shiny new gadget you can donate to me via Paypal. Contributing If you are a coder head over to the official Github repo: Fork it! Create your feature branch: git checkout -b my-new-feature Commit your changes: git commit -am 'Add some feature' Push to the branch: git push origin my-new-feature Submit a pull request If you aren't a coder: You can drop your ideas here or feel free to log your ideas and suggestions on GitHub and I will see what I can do.
  4. This is my first ever workflow that I shared with people. It is a simple list filter with a lot of different links to various websites for asking questions on stack overflow, creating threads on reddit and few more. Here is the repository with it and here is the download link. Description : a simple list filter for various online web submissions including asking questions on stack overflow creating threads on various subreddits on reddit asking questions on certain forums creating github repo / gist and any other web submission I personally use It all goes into one list filter and from there on you can filter with a set of prefixes. More specifically : s: prefix will filter for asking questions on any one of stack exchange sites. r: prefix will filter for creating new threads on various reddit subreddits f: prefix will filter for asking questions on various forums like Alfred Forum g: prefix will currently allow you to quickly create new repository or new gist w: prefix is for all other websites like creating new hacker news thread or new codepen I kind of wish that list filter would allow the same fuzzy matching that file filters provide. That is in file filter, this matches : That is I can kind of skip the dot and go straight to what comes after. Same with semicolons. In List Filter, this doesn't work. That is if I have these few entries prefixed with w : I can't do this : Nothing gets matched. Aside from this, I am pretty happy with the workflow, hope some of you will find some use out of it too.
  5. So I have switched over from Quicksilver because occasionally it will open everything when I run a search. Alfred doesn't seem nearly as smart but I am probably missing something, typing in "Fox" doesn't pull up firefox nor can I arrow down through results. Not a problem in Quicksilver and I get other options.
  6. Hi, my problem is that when I use Alfred's "find" to search on my computer, the first many (many) results are to-do-items from Things containing the <query text>. However, I am typically looking for documents, not to-do-items... So, how I can I exclude a certain file type (here, to-do-items from Things)?? I think I understand how to *include* certain types, but not how to *exclude* them. Thanks! -Jörg
  7. Hi, I am an astrophysicist and I make heavy use of Nasa ADS (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html) and ArXiv (http://arxiv.org) search engines. I should be grateful if someone could explain me how to customize Alfred v2 to search on these two search engines, i.e. typing "ads" or "arxiv" and then, for example: ads author ads author1 author2 ads author1 date I've seen on the web some too elaborated solutions (with java codes, etc..), but I think that there are easier solutions. Thank you! Marco Tazzari Italy
  8. Hi All, I'm trying to implement a custom search that will find the first mention of a particular keyword in a file or email, and will return the file in question. DOes anyone have any suggestions as to how to do this (or a link if it has already discussed - I couldnt find anything searching the forum. Thanks in advance Alfred Gurus! Mark
  9. Hi, I am a designer and for my job I need sometimes to find a bunch of pictures for my design presentation. I've read several thread regarding this but I think I am still clueless as to how it works. Maybe just need some one to point me to the right direction. What I am looking for: I have a small list (10-15 words) with keywords on txt file: one two three ... ten And there is one site which I want to open in standard browser (safari) with this list of urls: https://www.shutterstock.com/search/one https://www.shutterstock.com/search/two https://www.shutterstock.com/search/three ... https://www.shutterstock.com/search/ten What is the best way to do it? Any help would be appreciated.
  10. I have created a workflow for interacting with Nutanix Hyperconverged infrastructure. This workflow enables Nutanix administrators to manage the infrastructure components (clusters, hosts, disks, DR etc...) using Alfred. Blog with usage explanations: http://myvirtualcloud.net/?page_id=8167 GitHub with workflow: https://github.com/aleibovici/alfred_ntnxapi/releases How to use the workflow: To configure the workflow use: ntnx config (do not hit enter) To get entities use: ntnx get hosts or ntnx get vms To power off a vm use ALT + PowerOn after selecting a vm
  11. Selecting the option to include AppleScripts in Alfred's Default Results does not work as you would expect it to because scripts saved in the standard locations (~/Library/Scripts and ~/Library/Application Scripts) are marked as system files and thus won't be shown in Alfred's default results under any circumstances. That is to say, if you do the most reasonable/logical thing and save your scripts in the standard folders (where other applications, like Mail.app or FastScripts, expect to find them), add the folders to Alfred's Search Scope, and then check the AppleScripts option, nothing happens… I believe the current situation (with AppleScripts being one of the default options under Extras) strongly implies that the above would work. Certainly, this has come up repeatedly on the forum, @rounak being the latest to run into it. My suggestion would be to remove AppleScripts from the Extras section or replace it with a separate, "smart" Application Scripts option that includes the default script directories, finds scripts marked as system files, and also finds .applescript and .scptd (i.e. text and bundle format) scripts in addition to .scpt ones.
  12. Preferences > Features > Default Results > Checked AppleScripts Search Scope includes file: ~/Library/Script Libraries/ Script Libraries folder is shown in search but the AppleScript files it contains are not.
  13. Hi can anyone help me create a web search that works in Alfred with the following website: classicstoday.com Much appreciated. Thanks.
  14. On the web search it would be nice if you could set a fallback URL if no arguments are entered. For instance if I type "gm Seattle, WA" it will search Google Maps for Seattle. If I just type in "gm" it would go to a fallback URL. I realize that I can create a second custom search that opens Google Maps when I type gm, but then you are forced to select the action you would like with the up/down arrow keys. It would be faster if it was all built into the web search options.
  15. StackOverflow Search for Alfred Search for answers on StackOverflow.com from Alfred 2. Download Get StackOverflow for Alfred from GitHub or Packal. Usage .so <query> — Search StackOverflow.com for <query>. See below for syntax. ↩ or ⌘+NUM — Open result in default browser ⌘+L — Show full question title in Alfred's Large Text window Query syntax By default, words in <query> will be search for in the title of posts. To specify a tag, prefix it with ., e.g. python will search for python in the post title, .python will search for the tag python. Results Answered questions will be shown first in the list of results (and have a tick on their icon). Licensing, thanks This workflow is released under the MIT Licence. It is heavily based on Alfred-Workflow, also MIT-licensed.
  16. I'm using version 2.8.6 (441). I want to modify some of the built-in web searches, and there appears to be no way to do this. Specific use case: I want to modify the "amazon" search so that it searches smile.amazon.com instead of www.amazon.com. I can't do this (that I can see). I consider this a bug. The workaround is rather tiresome: I must add a new custom search (figuring out the search URL myself), disable the default one, and dig up the right graphic for the custom search. Then forever afterward I will have the built-in search cluttering up my list of searches.
  17. Hi, Is it possible in a workflow to limit the search scope to files with a certain tag? Thanks! Giovanni
  18. I have a hard time remembering the keywords for all the workflows I have set up. I've noticed that the search (at least as i have it configured) will only pull up my workflow options if the keyword matches exactly what I am typing in for the search. I'd like to be able to type the search term(s) in any order and be offered the keyword options for my workflows. Does anyone know if this is possible? Here is an example: -> Workflow keyword: aha tutorial (with a space) and I have arguments turned off for this workflow If pull up Alfred and start typing 'aha' I see 'aha tutorial' on the list of options from which to select But if I start typing 'tutorial' the result for this workflow is nowhere to be found, even though 'tutorial' is a prominent part of the keyword The result is no different if I leave the space out and use 'ahatutorial' or 'aha_tutorial'. Unless I type in my search term to exactly mirror the order of the letters in the workflow keyword, Aha doesn't offer it as an option. I'm wondering if this is something I can tweak in any of Alfred's settings or by setting up my workflow differently, or whether it is an inherent limitation and I need to be sure I know the exact keywords if I want to launch a workflow. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
  19. 1. Search Scope has "Include folders in Home" unchecked 2. ~/GitHub is not included in search scope 3. Typing GitHub does not show the ~/GitHub folder 4. However, .app files located within sub-directories of ~/GitHub do show up in search results when typed text matches the app name. How to prevent them from showing up in Alfred?
  20. Is there anyway to delete an item that I entered into Search Scope and no longer need? I notice that the Reset button deletes all additional items. In other words is there a way to edit items in Search Scope? Thanks
  21. Hi guys, This workflow lets you quickly access multiple Dropbox accounts independently from standard the Dropbox client. This could be useful, if you have more than one Dropbox account or if you use Selective Sync a lot. Features Copy Dropbox link to clipboard to share files quickly Download and delete files from Dropbox Supports Dropbox API search Supports multiple Dropbox accounts Supports notifications Uses OAuth 2.0 to authorize the workflow Saves your access tokens securely in OS X's keychain GitHub: https://github.com/fniephaus/alfred-dropbox Download-Link: https://github.com/fniephaus/alfred-dropbox/releases/download/v1.0/Dropbox-Client-for-Alfred.alfredworkflow
  22. Hello there, I would like to share my emoji workflow with you: Download link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/z1iipjr1qvykphm/Emoji.alfredworkflow?dl=0 --- Update 2016-09-01: Release a different version with two more functions Download link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wipxjgrtec0vwlt/Emoji%20Full.alfredworkflow?dl=0 emj: copy emoji character emjimg: copy emoji image emjcode: copy emoji unicode sequence --- The difference between this one and any other workflows that also search emoji is that, this one includes all the description and keywords in http://unicode.org/emoji/charts/full-emoji-list.html for search, make it the easiest to get the emoji you want, you don't need to remember the actual name of the emoji character, just type the word in your mind intuitively. As far as I tried, it's really smooth! And the making of this workflow is also very simple, it just a List Filter -> Copy to Clipboard , the data filled in List Filter is a csv generated from Emoji One's developer toolkit (download here). The code to generate is also simple (it's Python): # coding: utf-8 import json import csv with open('emoji.json', 'r') as f: s = f.read() emojis = json.loads(s) toutf8 = lambda x: x.encode('utf8') with open('emoji.csv', 'wb') as csvf: writer = csv.writer(csvf, delimiter=',') for i in emojis: name = i['name'].split('\n')[0] writer.writerow([ toutf8(u'{} ({})'.format(name.lower(), i['keywords'])), toutf8(i['char']), toutf8(i['char']) ]) Whenever new emojis come out in the future, you can get the emoji.json from emojione, run this code, and drag the emoji.csv into this workflow's List Filter. Hope it helps!
  23. Hi, I am fairly new to Alfred and I am at the moment trying to discover all it can or can not do for my personal and professional workflow. Here my wonder is to understand if it's possible to search for files attached to emails ? If yes, how to do so for the Apple Mail app and for AirMail ? So far, I couldn't even find an email in fact. I have unselected "Emails" from the "Don't show" list in File search >> Search, but so far, it is not working. Any help would be much appreciated here. Regards
  24. Hi, Some basic questions regarding searching in Google with Alfred. - My main browser is Chrome. If I do a search with Chrome open, it creates a new tab with the search. However, if Chrome is not open, the Alfred opens Chrome, but does not pass the search to Chrome. How can I get it to open a new tab and pass the search to Chrome? - Prefer not to have to type "Google" each time before launching a search. If I dont, AND there is no item on my local computer with a similar name, then the search automatically goes to Google, but if there is a local item with a similar name, it won't. Is there a way to set a shortcut or other quick way to tell Alfred that I want this to be a Google search, not a local one? Thank you...
  25. Korea's stock quotation - Github : https://github.com/suya55/stock_workflow Search Korea stocks.(KOSPI, KOSDAQ) Link to Daum stock service. Naver stock api used.
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