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  1. macOS 11.2.2 Alfred When hitting my main Alfred hotkey (F11) his window usually appears instantly. But, I've noticed that during certain conditions, such as shortly after launching a slow-to-open app from the Dock (Excel, Photoshop, etc) the Alfred window does not appear. Instead, it seems to hang until the foreground app is in the "ready" state. (Not sure technically what this is called, but essentially it's ready to receive input - mouse clicks, key events, etc). This can also happen if the foreground app gets busy, doing some long running task etc. Funny thing is, if I click to another app e.g. Finder and then hit the hotkey, Alfred appears immediately. Just wondering if there's any way to change this behavior so that the hotkey stays more responsive even during these busy times.
  2. Hi all, Fabrice/poirpom here. I live in France*. This my is first post in this forum. *Therefore my ability to write or understand english is far from perfection. Apologize my mistakes. To provide a little bit of context : Happy powerpack Alfred user from more than 3 years, I enjoy using it every single day (29.7 times a day on average according to the usage stats provided, up to 150 on a single day). Although I have no knowledge at all in scripting, I find ways to achieve very helpful stuff with Alfred every day, thanks to the basic but powerful tools provided to create workflows. Another piece of software/SaaS I use a lot is Notion. Combining Alfred and a wonderful web browser extension called Save to notion, I've been able to add content to a notion database thanks to a single workflow Enough with the context. Regarding Notion, I'm trying to solve a "localized problem" : Notion provides a keyboard shortcut to show/hide the sidebar ⌘+\ Unfortunately, this shortcut doesn't work on a french keyboard. Because the character \ is done with the combination ⌥ + ⇧ + / I thought I could find a find to emulate the required combination (⌘+\) by : activating a workflow with a hotkey of my choice (only when Notion has focus) setting an argument ⌘\ (I've tried with both options – pass through input argument selected and not selected) using a key combo output with the override with input argument selected Obviously, nothing happens. But I don't even know if what I'm trying to achieve can be done with Alfred, if I'm on the right path or completely wrong (that won't be the first time). Any piece of advice would be really appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  3. It seems that Alfred only support Ctrl, Option, Command, Shift + Key to trigger a workflow?
  4. How to set a double-click hotkey, such as double T I have tried, double-shift is work,but double d or double t is not work .etc ,and computer beeped , why? because hotkey conflict?
  5. Run macOS services from Alfred… on the current selection on the clipboard contents on files via a File Action Installation Download the latest version from GitHub and double-click to install. Usage Use keyword services to run a service on the current contents of the clipboard. Configure the included Hotkeys to run a service on the current selection or clipboard contents. Use the macOS Services File Action to run on selected files in Alfred. For more info, see the README on GitHub.
  6. 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
  7. On Mac Mohave (latest), Command-Option-C is a keyboard shortcut used in multiple graphics apps and Alfred 4 steals that away when these apps are in use/focus. I can't find anywhere to turn that off. This is not a problem when using Alfred3. How do I free up Command-Option-C or other shortcuts so Alfred lets me work?
  8. Backstory I use the "Launch file group from hotkey" workflows to switch to launched applications using hotkeys (e.g. ⌘-Shift-F to switch to Firefox). Concern There is a perceptible delay between pressing the hotkey combination and the switch to the app. If I use Quicksilver, the switch is instant. Is there a way to speed it up in Alfred?
  9. I would love to start using Alfred’s file buffer more often, especially with some of the nice additions made in Alfred 4. However, Alfred is in dire need of better Finder-Buffer integration. Either of the following would solve this: a File Action that adds files to the Buffer, or a Hotkey that can be used to add files directly from Finder to the Buffer (i.e., in Preferences → Features → File Search → Buffer). Under the current setup, the ability to use a hotkey to file action files from Finder is great (Preferences → Features → Actions → Selection Hotkey), but it doesn’t help with situations where you want to action the file more than once. Several people have created workflows that effectively mimic Allred’s keystrokes, but they’re all pretty fragile (example). In addition, I still haven’t found any that work with multiple files. This feels like something that ought to be addressed on a system-wide basis. Alfred’s a great butler, but I think he can carry even more things! 😉 Thanks for your consideration.
  10. At the moment, when you assign a key combination to a particular hotkey in Alfred, it keeps you from using the same key combination with a different hotkey. While this make sense in most scenarios, when the hotkey is assigned to a particular app - as specified in the Related Apps panel of the hotkey, and selecting the option that limits the hotkey to when the app takes focus - it seems unnecessary to restrict the user from using the same key combination with other apps that might have focus. As a result, I'd like to request this feature be added to Alfred. Without this ability, it causes users to have to come up with increasingly ridiculous key combinations that they can never remember (OK ... that I can never remember 😉). Or, to rely on another intermediary app - like the Better Touch Tool - to assign app-specific shortcuts that are attached to External Triggers in Alfred. BTT is great, but let's cut out the middleman and keep Alfred's shortcuts in Alfred!! Thanks for your consideration! PS - This request comes from a previous that can be found here:
  11. Is it possible to type a snippet via a hotkey combination? I have not thus far found a way to accomplish this task?
  12. The reason is that some workflow requires a bit of time to run. and some of them related to monitoring, notes and tasks can be useful to just pin on the top for a while.
  13. Hello, I am a trouble with a custom workflow with is more like a clipboard thing Among many things I use Alfred to append predefined HTML structures . I made several clipboards using : Workflow > + > Templates > Clipboard > Paste as plain text from hotkey I had to restore my machine with Time Machine. Everything is perfectly working, all my custom web searches are here Yet those aren't working I made sure Alfred has - Full disk access permissions - Files and Folders permissions - Accessibility permisisons I even uninstalled and reinstalled Alfred It found the sync directory and all but still not Clipboard workflow, even when I create new ones, it does not work. If you have an idea of what is wrong... I haven't not trying purging completely Alfred - not sure how (it did automatically identify my sync directory upon reinstall) Thank you very much
  14. Hi everybody! OK, I am desperate - I've spent the last two days trying to cobble together a tagging workflow and I am totally stuck... I would be extremely thankful if some of you Alfred-specialists around here could take a look at my issue. I kind of know my way around Applescript but everything else is a total mystery to me. So here it is: The Workflow uses "tag" (https://github.com/jdberry/tag/ - installed via homebrew, if that matters) to assign my custom tags to files selected in Finder. The workflow should work with a hotkey - be it via a "selection in macOS"-hotkey or by telling Finder to get the selection. It should work with multiple files. The tags will be specified inside the script (I will duplicate the script for the handful of tags that I use daily). Edit: nevermind, the bash script works now for some reason... I will never understand this stuff. I give up on the Applescript Cheers, Anna on alfred_script(q) set tagName to "paid" set text item delimiters to tab set filePaths to text items of q set text item delimiters to "" repeat with thisPath in filePaths set theFilePath to POSIX path of (thisPath as text) do shell script "/usr/local/bin/tag --add " & tagName & " " & theFilePath end repeat end alfred_script query="{query}" /usr/local/bin/tag --add paid {query} echo -n $query
  15. Evernote Reminders for Alfred Quickly modify individual or multiple Evernote reminders How to use: Download workflow and import into Alfred Open Evernote Select reminder(s) Use [ ⌘ + ⇧ + R ] to bring up the menu Get things done Note: hotkey will only work when Evernote is open. View on GitHub
  16. If you often scale designs using the golden ratio, you are probably tired of copy/pasting from your calculator. Now, with the Golden Ratio Workflow, after selecting a number, a simple hotkey will paste that number multiplied or divided by 1.618, the golden ratio. cmd+opt+shift+G will multiply the number by 1.618 and paste the result. cmd+opt+G will divide by 1.618 and paste it. View it in action here: https://monosnap.com/direct/WY9O1oh71mMjGNfYL94kwazBxeHnoU Try it out for yourself here: http://www.kevnk.com/public/alfred/Golden-Ratio.alfredworkflow
  17. I've been using Alfred for years now, and its keyboard shortcut is burned into my muscle memory. Unfortunately, another app's shortcut is also burned into memory: CTRL+OPT+CMD+C, which I've used for years to launch an app called Calq... which was a 32 bit app, and as such, has gone the way of the dinosaur with the launch of MacOS 10.15. The good news is that Alfred's calculator functionality means I haven't lost any of the functionality of Calq, and it behaves pretty much exactly the same way. The bad news is that I always forget about it, and my habit of conjuring Calq leaves me confused when nothing happens upon firing the old, engrained shortcut. Sure, I could just get over it and eventually learn to forget the old Calq shortcut, but old habits die painfully hard. So, in short: Is there a way to assign a secondary shortcut to Alfred WITHOUT removing the original hotkey? If I could call it forth using EITHER shortcut combo, my life would be so much simpler...
  18. Greetings, Is it possible to have several hotkeys to open Alfted? For example I would want to open it with F1 and with alt+space. A bit of context if you wonder why I need this (can be skipped) So I always had Alfred on F1, before apple introduced their new MBP with a touch bar, so there is no F1 now. I tried to get used to this keyboard for almost a year, but could not. So I bought external old apple magic keyboard with all the keys and use it with laptop. So now I want to have my F1 hotkey back, but I am not always with this external keyboard, when I am on the go, I use internal keyboard, and on it I need to have a hotkey instead of F1 Thank you!
  19. I'm trying to create a simple workflow to open a folder with a hotkey. I've done other hotkey workflows int he past with no problem. When I click in the box to enter the key macro (it's got the blue box around it so I know it's selected), it just does nothing when I enter any keystrokes. I went to one of my existing hotkey workflows and was able to modify the key macro, so it seems to only be impacting net new workflows. Anyone seen this before? Alfred 4.0.1 b1078 macOS Mojave 10.14.5
  20. In Alfred 2, I have a lot of Hotkey > Launch Apps/Files workflows, where I use global hotkeys to open/switch-between applications. I've noticed a slight delay (~200ms) between triggering a hotkey combination (⇧^C) and its corresponding Action (showing Chrome) taking place. I still have Alfred 1.3.3 (267) installed, and when I use that instead (making sure to not run both versions side-by-side), the delay is not there. It's much snappier. Alfred 2.0.1 (173) OS X 10.8.3 Aside from that, love the new Alfred
  21. When it's been a while since I've opened the clipboard history, when I hit the hotkey nothing happens. When I press it a second time, then it will show up fine and will continue to work fine for a while, but then again if I don't use it for awhile I will have to do it twice again. Is anyone else seeing this problem? I'm on mac sierra 10.13.5 (17F77)
  22. Alfred 3.6.2 (918), Sierra 10.12.6. A very minor issue. If you set a Hotkey that includes ⌘ and then (quickly) hit ⌘S to save the Hotkey, Alfred sets the Hotkey to "⌘ double tap" (and also saves it). Presumably Alfred is still listening for the second keypress of a double-tap hotkey. AFAIK, double-tapping ⌘⇧6 or ⌘⌥ isn't supported, so Alfred should stop listening for a second modifier keypress if the Hotkey contains multiple modifiers or non-modifier keys.
  23. Alfred 3.6, macOS 10.13.3 I have the Clipboard Viewer Hotkey set to Command-Control-spacebar but Alfred is not responding to it, instead responding to Command-Option-Spacebar which is clashing with an InDesign CC keyboard command. I've quit Alfred and relaunched but this didn't resolve the issue. I've also tried to toggle the hotkey to something else and back again but Alfred would not accept a new hotkey.
  24. Hi, Not sure if this is a bug or how it is supposed to run. My issue is I can't use the hot key CMD + Return(or any of the other hot key options listed in the advanced tab) to perform a web search in my default browser without having a fall back result. I like keeping Alfred minimal and didnt want to have any fall back searches. Id rather simply use the hot key however, once I remove all the fall back searches, the hot key no longer triggers a web search.
  25. Hi, Is it possible to add this feature? It would be really nice if we had hotkeys like delete file/folder in navigation mode. For instance: cmd + delete. Like standard hotkey in mac os for removing files. It's really convenient. I used to have this in other similar extension. What do you think?
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