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  1. NOTE: This workflow has not been updated to work with Alfred 3.0 and above, and is known to cause issues. Use at your own risk. ---- Keep all the miscellaneous crap off your Desktop by sweeping everything into a "DeskDrawer" folder, which is easily accessible from our good friend Alfred. Download DeskDrawer v1.5 [updated 25 March 2014] Okay, the idea is not completely original — I've used apps like DesktopTidy and Unclutter to achieve this, but it's amazing how simple it is to replicate the basic concept with an Alfred workflow. This is your "DeskDrawer" in Alfred (keyword "drawer", default hotkey Shift-Cmd-D). From there you can: search the list (just start typing) open an item (select it) move it back to your Desktop (option-select) reveal it in DeskDrawer/Finder (cmd-select) browse/open it in Alfred (ctrl-select) for further action. Move item to the Trash (fn-select) [NEW in 1.3] There is a file action, "Move to DeskDrawer" (as well as the keyword "move") for quickly flicking items into the Drawer. There is also the keyword "sweep" to scoop all your Desktop items into DeskDrawer in one hit. And finally, "deskrestore" will dump the contents of your DeskDrawer back on the Desktop in all its messy glory. You can also undo your last file/folder movement with the "unmove" keyword. [New in v1.5] And now you can protect certain items on your Desktop from being moved during a sweep, with either the File Action "Protect from DeskDrawer Sweep" or the keyword "protect". (Reverse this with the File Action "UnProtect from DeskDrawer Sweep" or keyword "unprotect".) [New in v1.5] And finally, for full documentation, use the keyword "deskdrawer help". [New in v1.5] I don't about the rest of you, but I like to keep my Desktop as clutter-free as possible (unlike my IRL desktop! ), so having this capability in Alfred is great. Let me know what you think, or any bugs you find. Features I'd still like to add: The ability to "protect" certain files from the "sweep" and "deskrestore" actions. [DONE in v1.5] Be able to specify the location of your DeskDrawer folder. [DONE in v1.2] Any requests? UPDATE: 1 April 2013 - v1.3 New action: "fn-select" item to Trash it. Consolidated and tidied up workflow setup panel. Support for Alleyoop auto-updater Minor cosmetic tweaks. UPDATE: 2 April 2013 - v1.4 New keyword: "move" — moves selected items to Drawer (same as the file action, but you just enter it in Alfred's main window — some people seem to prefer this approach.) UPDATE: 25 March 2014 - v1.5 New icon for DeskDrawer folder (to fit in with OS X custom folder look). DeskDrawer is now allowed on the Desktop itself. “Undo” function to reverse the last “Move” to DeskDrawer or Sweep. “Protect” specified Desktop items from being moved to the DeskDrawer during Sweeps. Fix for XML-illegal characters in filenames. More icons. Removed AlleyOop updater support. Default DeskDrawer location is now Home folder. Local documentation (keyword: deskdrawer help) Miscellaneous minor tweaks and fixes.
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