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  1. Hey guys, If I drop a new app into my /Applications folder, the most times I want to open it immediately with Alfred (Press Shortcut and type in the first letters of the name). But often the directory is not indexed yet so I have to remove the last letter / add the last letter / remove / add / remove / add / .. because otherwise the results aren't updated. Is there a way to let Alfred watch the Applications folder so that the result is immediately available after I've dragged the new app into? I know I've probably spent more time asking this question than I ever need to wait for a new app to be indexed in my whole life, but you know it just feels not right IMHO. Warm regards from Germany, Dennis
  2. I unchecked the enable boxes for all Google and Amazon searches, but when I search, I only get Google, Amazon and Wiki options, and no DuckDuckGo (or other) searches. This worked perfectly before I lost my preferences. What am I doing wrong? Is it possible to delete Google search entirely?
  3. Hi, I'm running Alfred v2.8 on El Capitan v10.11 (15A284). I've noticed that no matter what app I select the "Recent Documents" feature shows no recent documents. I've manually launched Preview.app and opened a pdf. I then brought up Alfred and Preview's Recent Documents list is empty (I've done the same thing with several other document-based apps: the results were the same). Is anyone else seeing this problem? Thanks!
  4. I would like to use (either standard alfred web search or a custom workflow) alfred to launch google searches. At the moment, they all open in a new window if the app (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) is not already open. I would like the behavior to be that the search opens in a new tab even if the app is currently closed, and is launched by the alfred query. Any help appreciated.
  5. Hello, I love the "Web Search" functions but I'm really missing a simple way to "manipulate" the {query} string parameter... e.g.: lots of my "Web Search" are based on a URL, so my {query} parameter is something like this "http://www.alfredforum.com/index.php"... but my "Web search" (i.e. the service I'm using) only needs : - the URL without http://www. in front of it OR - the root domain - ...etc Unfortunately there is no way to do basic string manipulation with the "Web Search" functionality... so I have to manually delete the "http://www."everytime which is time consuming and defeats the purpose of Alfred... Could you add such a function ?? Thanks, Cheers,
  6. Hello, I have two questions about Alfred search scope I can't seem to find answers for. 1. Is it possible to limit the search scope for default results (e.g. exclude directories and/or file types from certain directories)? For example, I would like Alfred to stop showing me application bundles from my "downloads" and "dev" directories, as I often have many test apps and versions of the same app in there. I tried to exclude these on the OS X level but spotlight keeps indexing those and removing them using "lsregister" command is temporary and they keep popping again after some time. So I thought I can, at least, have more control in Alfred if I can't do it on the OS level. 2. Is it possible to have Alfred's "file search" to search the entire disk? It is currently limited to Spotlight's index and this doesn't include system directories like /etc or /Library and I often need to find files across the entire disk. Thanks!
  7. Team, Couldn't find a similar topic so here's my question: When seaching for a file (just typing part of the name or using 'find' + part of the name Alfred doesn't show the files. Example. FILE NAME: 2015-Aug-CreateHeader-01.xls SPOTLIGHT: type "createhea" -- found ALFRED: type "createhea" -- no result ALFRED: type "2015-Aug-Cre" -- found ALFRED: type "*createhea" -- found Is this works as designed? Configurable feature? PBKAC? (problem between keyboard and chair)
  8. Hi there Alfred community. This is a mod of David Ferguson's awesome Google Suggest Workflow. The only difference is that it uses DuckDuckGo to do the actual search in the end. I put more details over on the candler blog, but it should be pretty straightforward. Update May 8, 2014: Updated workflow to default to the new DuckDuckGo Next. More details here. Download Google Auto Complete to DDG.zip Download Google Auto Complete to DDG Next.zip Enjoy! Here's a screenshot:
  9. There's many great iTunes workflows but I've yet to find one that search comments field. Due to ever expanding music styles and sub-genres I've resorted to adding my own tags to the Comments field. I usually add single words for moods or sub-genres and for the bigger/general descriptors I'll add an x to the end, like bluesx or dubx which gives me accurate search results with very few false positives. How can I do this?
  10. Hi I'm new on here but have used alfred for a few years now. I notice I spend a lot of time opening Mail.app and searching for a particular contact so I can see all emails to/from. I have tried tinkering with workflows, but for the life of me cannot seem to get a grip on how it all works (*I am in awe of people who make such excellent ones). Can someone help make a workflow that does this: Finds contact > Opens mail app > inputs contact name into the search box. I will be your Alfred-BFF-4ever, and think of you kindly every time I do a mail search. :-) Thanks. -G
  11. The workflow searches through Notes (native on Mac) for a word or phrase both in titles and contents of the notes. The results are shown in the Alfred's bar. The recommended keyword for evoking the workflow is "notes". Enjoy! Search through notes Thanks to RodgerWW: http://www.alfredforum.com/topic/5364-search-notes-in-native-search-app/
  12. Hi, I'd like to search for content (so corresponding to the 'in' command) but only within a specific folder and subfolders. How do I accomplish that in a workflow? Thanks! Giovanni
  13. I updated my Rdio workflow to fix a few things. 1. Resized png icons and optimized (download is now ~210k, was over 2MB) 2. Fixed the Artist items not playing. Selecting an artist will now play their Top Tracks Channel. 3. Migrated to Workflows helper class 4. Added track count to Artist results 5. Increased performance of Now Playing item by limiting the number of Applescript calls made. Download
  14. Hello Everyone, I have owned Alfred and the PowerPak for several years but have not been able to "Get It" I have started to look at it again and have come across an issue that probably stalled me in the very beginning. Sorry if the question is very basic. I have tried to find the solution without any luck. When I do a search in spotlight for an item such as images of my daughter I get a lot of results. I see, folders, emails, images, etc... Pretty much anything that has the name attached in someway to that file. When I search with Alfred using Open, Find or '... all I get are 2 psd files. There are hundreds if not thousands of files starting or including her name. What am I missing? Thanks for the advice Troy
  15. Help: I want to get rid of the folders/tabs in my search window (see image above). How do I do that? I accidentally took action on a couple of searches and some Finder-entries got stuck to my search window. I used some kind of key-combination which I'm unsure of what it was now. I searched the docs but can't find anything about this feature. Thank you in advance.
  16. I am not able to search for and open applications. I am on El Capitan build 15A262e and Alfred 2.7.2. Here are two screenshots of my app folder and the results when searching. http://i.imgur.com/5vcCvt5.png and http://i.imgur.com/CJv4VHy.png Thanks
  17. I'd be great if there was an option (or the search was improved by default) to let alfred ignore spaces when searching. i.e. currently, if I have a file called "new phone" and type "newph" into alfred, it gives 0 results and just shows the fallback options. I'd prefer to be able to type "newph" and have "new phone.txt" pop up. Quicksilver doesn't have this issue, and it's one of the main reasons I'm on the fence about alfred.
  18. Hi -- I've googled quite a bit to see if it's possible to ignore an application (not just a file or folder) from Alfred search? Use case: I love using Alfred to launch Finder, however I just my new company laptop came with a weird program ("Identity Finder") preinstalled. Now when I search Finder I keep accidentally opening this other program, which I hardly ever use!
  19. This is a workflow that will search the subject field of emails in the new version of Outlook for Mac that is currently available to Office 365 subscribers. Additional fields can be added in the advanced section of the file filter. The new version has a different data path as well as a new file type, so the old Outlook searches were not working. If anyone knows how to make the date the e-mail was received show up where the file path shows in the results, I would be your best friend. The workflow can be downloaded HERE.
  20. Just wanted to bubble up a new post to let you know I just updated my DuckDuckGo workflow from over a year ago to support the new (and lovely) DuckDuckGo Next. This is still a mod of David Ferguson's awesome Google Suggest Workflow. The only difference is that it uses DuckDuckGo Next to do the actual search. More details over on the candler blog. Download Google Auto Complete to DDG Next.zip DuckDuckGo Next actually has autocompletions, but I wouldn't know how to get those into the Alfred workflow yet. For now the autocompletions still go through Google Suggest. Here's a vintage screenshot: Enjoy and happy searching!
  21. I would like to have the option to decide how big the alfred search panel should be; ideally I could set two sizes and toggle between them pressing a key. This would allow me to see more than 9 search results when I want to. Personally I would not mind Alfred's display taking up the whole screen: as I am searching inside Alfred, I do not need to look at anything else.
  22. When I manually add OPML files to Alfred's file type search list, Alfred does not see them. However, if I tell Alfred to "Search all file types," the OPML files are visible. So the problem is not the files themselves. I have tried removing and re-adding OPML files to Alfred's file type search list to no avail.
  23. I'd like to set up a keyword to search Rotowire.com, because fantasy baseball runs my life now. Ideally the way this will behave is for me to enter "rw dejesus" (using David DeJesus as an example), then press enter to go to his page. Rotowire has no kind of API or URL scheme that I can figure out, so I decided to try using Google's "I'm feeling lucky." I set up a custom search with this search URL: https://www.google.com/search?q={query}+site:rotowire.com&btnI But when I test it, it just takes me to the Google search results instead of following the first link. Doing this without "+site:rotowire.com" does execute the I'm Feeling Lucky, bringing me to Baseball Reference. This makes me think it's something on Google's end, where the algorithm is deciding it's not sure enough to actually bring me to the top result. Any ideas on how I can force it? Or alternatively, is there another way to accomplish this? Thanks in advance.
  24. Hi! I'm an alfred noob, and not much of a programmer - so I was wondering if someone could help. I'm looking for a way to search top level folders in a specific directory only - and exclude its children - I'm guessing with a script filter. Context - We do a lot of development locally and I am often having to type in http://localhost/foldername to open the local instance of a website. Because there are so many its a bit of a pain in the proverbial. I've managed to cobble together a script that searches my localhost folder and opens the folder name (as $filename) at http://localhost/$filename I'm using the file filter, which returns all the sub folders in my localhost - I'm guessing I need to write a script filter that ignores sub folders and only looks for top-level directories in the localhost directory. thanks!
  25. Hi, I use Homebrew Cask to install and manage a number of applications on my system. However, for each application that I've installed via Cask, I am seeing duplicate results for said application in the Alfred search results (see picture below( My /Applications/ folder only contains aliases for those that applications that I've installed via Cask. I also have my Applications folder and Caskroom folder on my search scope (see second picture below). Is this a bug? Is there anything I can do to fix this? Thanks, Caleb
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