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  1. Hi guys, I use snippets a lot in Alfred 3, and I badly need a quicker way to edit existing snippets. They're so awesome! Please see 1st screenshot: if Cmd+S on selected snippet would open it directly (2nd screenshot) within Alfred preferences, that would be a simple but fantastic improvement! I'm suggesting Cmd+S for this because it is very similar to the already existing Cmd+S shortcut which transforms a clipping from clipboard history into a new snippet. Basically hitting Cmd+S would mean: "create a new snippet or open it for editing if it already exists". That would feel very intuitive! After hitting Cmd+S, this window would popup to make you able to quickly update the existing snippet. Thanks! Vermeer
  2. Hi all, I'm trying to use snippets to insert symbols (up arrow, down arrow, etc.) into anki cards on a Mac. My goal is to be able to insert them when making Anki cards but I am clueless on where to begin. Can someone point me in the right direction on where to learn? Thanks!
  3. I was hoping to use Alfred's snippets to store and edit 'canned responses' across various email accounts I manage. It works beautifully for text, but any hyperlinks are dropped. That is, "click <a href='location'>here</a> for help" becomes "click here for help" I know in Gmail that copy/paste retains hyperlink data, but any copy/paste into a text editor will drop the hyperlinks (I assume this has to do with meta-something). I'm not even sure if the TextExpander tools feature something like this, but support for rich html snippets would be amazing!
  4. Hi. Trying to create an Alfred snippet that calculates a delta value from 'now' to a specific time or date. In short, I'd like to put a hard date in a snippet, and every time I insert it, the result is the number of 'days' or 'hours' between now and that hard date or time. Thoughts? Thanks!
  5. It'll be great useful if we can use snippet groups only when some specific applications activated.
  6. I know I can export my snippets into a `.alfredsnippets` file. Is it possible to export into another format, or convert that format into something like a `.csv` file? I don't intend moving to another service but I don't like being locked into a specific format after putting so much effort into my collections. Also, it would be great to be able to work on my snippets in my text edit where I can modify, add to, and maintain my collection as a `.csv`, or something similar. I imagine this is a little controversial because there are so many competing products. At the same time, I'd feel even better about using Alfred if I felt that I wasn't risking losing everything if I am ever forced to use something different (for example, if I have to replace my personal machine, I'd probably switch to Linux).
  7. Hi everyone! I built something and wanted to let you know I wanted to make some snippets for HTML entities (I know there are some databases available, but I wanted to customise some of the keywords to my own liking). I searched online for something that would let me maintain a spreadsheet and convert that into the .alfredsnippet format. Found a few Python scripts but I wanted something simpler, so I built a quick in-browser that lets you copy a bunch of spreadsheet cells (copied cells are in TSV format), paste it into a big ol' textarea, and it'll generate/download the .alfredsnippets file for you The tool itself is here: https://rawgit.com/dhoulb/alfred-snippet-generator/master/index.html The source code etc is here if you're that kinda gal: https://github.com/dhoulb/alfred-snippet-generator Let me know if you find it useful. Should make it tonnes easier to build/maintain large sets of snippets. I'm thinking a full set of Emoji snippets (should be easy enough to pull from this database), and a full set of character entity characters. In addition because TextExpander can export as CSV, this will make it easy to convert those to Alfred instead (no need to run a script, just copy/paste). Dave
  8. Right now Alfred allows full fuzzy matches for app names only, e.g. pto -> Photos. This leads to inconsistent results, when searching for files and also clipboard, snippets etc. I would really like an option to enable the same behavior everywhere, so I can type for instance errcod -> ErrorCodes. Are there any plans to implement this in the future?
  9. I'd like to see fuzzy search for snippets. Right now if you skip one letter in the snippet name nothing matches. I tend to have snippets for programming that start with similar strings but ultimately diverge toward the end. So if I'm trying to bring up my "gf_left_half" snippet I could just search glh for instance to bring it up.
  10. Snippets please support gif and image~! So I can input image emoji by snippets. In China, It's popular to send emoji while chatting online, if alfred snippet support image and gif, it will earn many Chinese user!! example: While input "!jump", I hope it become flowing gif tiao.gif
  11. So I recently wants to make a complete LaTeX Snippet auto completion by Alfred. So I stole some codes and put it together. The file is hosted on GitHub right now: The LaTeX Subsitutions.plist comes from LaTeXSubstitutionPlist. The original Python script comes from alfred-snippets, and I modified it to fit my need. Use it as normal LaTeX symbols but adding a backslash \ to complete the shortcut to prevent conflicts. For example: \alpha\ expands to α The download link is below: File Link
  12. I know this issue has been brought up on the Alfred forums previously with no resolution. Has anyone managed to find a way to have snippets automatically expand in Adobe Illustrator CC 2017 and Adobe InDesign CC 2017? I am currently using MacOS High Sierra. Text expansion is working in Adobe Photoshop CC 2017. I am evaluating whether I can use Alfred as a replacement for Text Expander, which does perform snippet expansion correctly in these applications. I am, of course, a Powerpack user.
  13. It would be great if one could change the snippet expansion sound. The current sound always sounds like an error to me.
  14. I find create snippets cumbersome, so I often don't do it. Is there an easier way to create snippets on the fly than opening up alfred preferences and filling things in there? It really seems like there should be a workflow where I can take something in my clipboard history and quickly make it into a saved snippet.
  15. I use the clipboard and snippets a lot for work, and we often test our websites in different Operating Systems and Browsers by means of VirtualBox. I use automatically expanding snippets to save time, but I noticed the snippets and the clipboard do not work inside of VirtualBox. I've used a program called aText (https://www.trankynam.com/atext/), which is able to paste into VirtualBox, so I believe it's possible.
  16. I've taken to using snippets to store URLs to animated gifs - for easy referencing and pasting into chats etc. What would be *great*, would be to support quicklook by pressing a configurable hotkey, within the Snippets Viewer, if the snippet contents is a URL, to preview the GIF - although this would be great for previewing any kind of URL. Cheers, can't live without Alfred!
  17. It would be create to create snippets with multiple cursor locations. Use case: I want to create a snippet with the same value in multiple locations. Example 1: console.log('======================> {cursor}', {cursor}); Example 2: Hello {cusor}, You're invited to the following event. I look forward to hearing from you {cursor}
  18. Snippet: Expected behavior: `\*` should be auto-expanded to `☆` regardless of caps lock state. What happens: If caps lock is toggled, the text will not auto-expand, despite having no characters that are changed by the caps lock toggle. System Details: Alfred v3.4.1 [860] macOS Sierra, Version 10.12.5 (16F2073)
  19. Cribbing from my comment here, I'd love for search in Snippets preferences allow for even greater search sophistication, not just the present 'search whole string as entered' behaviour. At present, if I have a snippet with the contents Thanks for writing!, I can find it in Snippets preferences by searching Thanks for but not Thanks writing. I've got a lot of long letter-y bits in my Alfred snippets, and this behaviour (implicit-Boolean-AND-between-terms, rather than the current string-in-inverted-commas verbatim approach) would help me more easily find the particular snippet I'm looking for (often to edit or consult). ❤️
  20. One feature that I like in aText, my current text expander app, is the option to use the same keyword for multiple snippets. For example, I use ',mail' for all of my email addresses. Whenever I enter it, a small window pops up and I'm able to key down and up and hit enter to select which email address I want to use (Here is a GIF of that: http://tinyurl.com/y8k2ur7y). This saves me creating a unique keyword for each email address and try to remember it when I need to use them. I don't believe Alfred, even with the latest v.3.4.1 update, has that feature. Am I mistaken? Perhaps there is a neat way to implement this function that I'm not aware of?
  21. Fairly rookie post. I could not find the answer. I hope I didn't miss the obvious. Is there a way to move snippets between folders? I started one to correct my most common DOuble CAps and added a few others. (BTW-Alfred is FANTASTIC! at correcting typos--in any application. I love it.) Now my double cap list is growing fairly quickly and will be huge soon. I want to start a new folder with the non double cap snippets. Do I have to start from scratch or is there a way to move them? This place is so on the ball I was hoping it would work out.
  22. I would love it if Alfred would add the possibility to add sub and superscripts to snippets. This could come in handy for writing down mathematical or chemical formulas. I use Alfred for snippets mostly and this would improve my experience significantly. ( I looked in the forums for this feature but I didn't find if, sorry if I didn't look well enough)
  23. Alfred 3.4.1 Build 860, Friday 21st July 2017 macOS Sierra Version 10.12.6 When trying to create snippets if the first few characters of your snippet have been used before you are blocked from creating a snippet example: trying to create a snippet for the prime and double prime characters if we create the prime snippet using the keyword: `!prime` then when trying to create a snippet for the double prime you are blocked from using i.e. `!primed` as soon as you type `!prime` in the keyword field the text turns red and no matter what you type after that string. This is also true for shorter strings e.g. if you've used `!dd` as a keyword you cannot use `!ddd` or any other combination that starts with `!dd`
  24. Hi All, Alfred newbie here. I'm intrigued by snippets. I hope I can accelerate greatly using them. One thing that I couldn't see how to do, though: indicate where the cursor should land once pasted. For example, let's say I make the snippet '§proc' to expand to: function () { } I'd like the cursor to be just before the (), so that I can type the function name and move on from there. I have to move the mouse and click before the (), or use the arrow keys to get me there. It'd be great if there were a placeholder to indicate where the cursor should end up: function {cursor}() { } ...or some such. I looked in the documentation, but I couldn't find the answer. Can anyone point me to where this is documented? -Ken
  25. I hate to post bug reports, because it makes me sound dissatisfied. However, I am not. I absolutely adore Alfred. There, I said it! But I thought it worth to report this: Expansion works correctly until text has been copied within NetBeans After that, the keyword expands into the copied text instead of the desired snippet So, to put it as an example I open NetBeans I place my cursor in a document I type my keyword The keyword expands and my snippet appears Good I then copy something from the document I’m working on, say “$my_lovely_variable = 3;” I type my keyword The keywords expands to say “$my_lovely_variable = 3;” instead of my snippet Not so good I don’t know if NetBeans being a Java application is relevant to this issue, and I haven’t got any other Java apps lying about to test with. Everything is the latest build: Alfred 3.4, Build 850, Monday 19th June 2017 OSX 10.12.5 (16F73) NetBeans IDE 8.1 (Build 201510222201) Java version 8 Update 131
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