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  1. - macOS Catalina 10.15.3 (19D76) - Alfred 4.0.8 [1135] - iTerm2 Build 3.1.5 It has been a while that "Open Terminal Here" stops working. If I remember right it was after I upgrade to Catalina. The file action "Open Terminal Here" now just opens a terminal tab (as default), not cd to the folder specified.
  2. Saves the selected text to a file. The new text adds to the old one. Download You find an interesting quote that you would like to keep. Usually you copy the text, run the reader and paste the text. And with Alfred you can select the text and press the hockey. All. How it's done: 1. Create a Hotkey trigger. 2. As an option, select Selection in macOS. 3. Create Outputs → Write text File. 4. Connect them. 5. Prescribe the path to the text file, in which you will save everything. 6. Choose Append on the right, so that the new text does not erase the old one, but was
  3. How can I use Alfred to find a file on an external drive? Alfred doesn't seem to want to show ANY files on my external drives, even though they are indexed by Spotlight. It doesn't even want to show the drive itself. The drive's name is "Data" and I tried "find Data" with no luck.
  4. Here is what I am trying to create: 1. Keyword trigger to filter files located on my Desktop. For example a newly saved Word document. 2. Once found, select. 3. Open a list with predefined contacts (email variables) and choose a contact to email to. 4. Set the subject line to file name. 5. Open mail app and attach the file and auto insert subject line. I can make this happen with Keyboard Maestro. I wonder if this can be done with Alfred without complicated Javascript, which I know nothing about.
  5. In Finder, if a file name is longer than the column containing it, it is truncated with a '…' in the middle, so you can see the file extension and other important data found at the end of the name. Alfred puts the ellipsis at the end of the column, so I can't tell whether I'm looking at com.runningwithcrayons.Alfred or com.runningwithcrayons.Alfred-2 Just a suggestion
  6. That’s my first ‘real’ workflow made to ease my everyday job workflow. Hope you will benefit from it too. What that file action does is to simply copy the name of selected folder(s) or file(s). Of course workflow works not only in Alfred File Viewer but everywhere you can select files using for example the Hotkey. → DOWNLOAD Changelog: 1.6: and again I have rewrote my workflow – now in Python it does finally support copying multiple file/folder names! 1.5: completely rewritten version now uses only bash script (4 lines of code) so it'
  7. Dear Alfred users, Here is a file content analysis workflow I created. I hope you find it useful. Github: https://github.com/vookimedlo/alfred-file alfred-file Alfred 3 workflow for analyzing a file content. Installation Install alfred-file workflow. All further updates are handled automatically. Usage Select a file or multiple files in finder and invoke the alfred file actions, by default the ⌃⌘\ shortcut. Then, the brief content analysis for each file will be shown.
  8. When searching in Alfred, I would love to be able to open the location of files/directories in the Finder from the search results I'd also like to be able to right click on them and get a context menu as you would the finder or on the desktop. I did a search on this forum and came across something where users can press the right arrow to get the path, but this would be a bit of a pain to manually open the finder, Go > Go to Folder, paste in the path. I imagine it would not be hard to get a script to make this happen although it'd be a bit hacky. I'd like to see these
  9. When I try to move a file by means of the standard OPTION-COMMAND \ and selecting a folder the operation fails with: "Osascript: Can't Open Default Scripting Component" This behaviour seems to be related with my upgrade to High Sierra, but I am not sure. I have not installed or changed any scripts recently How can I resolve this ? Jaap
  10. you can download it here. you need to do some change to make it work. Change the location to your own Calibre library location please.
  11. After a short discussion in this thread (with @PopSquirrel) I decided to create a workflow that allows me to use custom actions (i.e. any workflow actions) on files and folders. The intention is to replace the settings that can be made under Advanced > Action Modifiers. I've included the full HOW TO USE below. Download TEMPLATE - File Search with Custom Actions from my GitHub Note: This workflow doesn't do anything "out of the box". It's a template that you can use to create your own customised actions. Examples of usage: Call a File Action workflow with
  12. I often find myself wanting to AirDrop a file or iMessage an image, and I do a large portion of my file management with Alfred, however I have to dart into Finder to do these things. It would be nice if a Share action could be implemented into File Search, perhaps just another window of actions within file search, perhaps some other way.
  13. Greetings, Alfred Community, I use several cloud file sync apps like Dropbox, GDrive, Evernote, and Box.com. Most of these tools add a context menu to my desktop Finder window, allowing me to instantly share a file and copy the share URL to the clipboard. I love to use Alfred to FIND all those files quickly on my desktop, but it would be awesome to be able to copy a share URL right from Alfred instead of doing "Show in Finder" and right-clicking the context menu. First world problems, I know, but we're all about speed in here, and this would make many of u
  14. Alfred allows users to select multiple files in finder and press command+option+\ to run file action in Alfred file browser. Alfred also allows users to add files to buffer, but only files from Alfred file browser. I am wondering if Alfred could add files I selected in Finder to buffer.
  15. This has always been something that bothered me. I'd love if if I could preview/navigate the search results just like you can on Finder. In finder you press space (or what ever) to preview and then you can use arrow keys to move to another file without having to close and open the preview window in between. If I'm trying to find a file based on the visual contents in Alfred I have to basically: Shift ( Open ) Shift ( Close ) Arrow Down Shift ( Open ) Shift ( Close ) Arrow down Shift ( Open ) Shift ( Close ) and so on
  16. Hey, I suggested this feature back in v1 already, but thought of maybe suggesting it again, hoping it would be added to Alfred 2 sometime. From the file action menu there's no option to rename a file. I can't think it would be that hard to incorporate into Alfred in a nice fashion. This can be done in a workflow I believe, but it would be made in a really "ugly" fashion (like the color labeling workflow here, which re-invokes Alfred after the action is selected), and it's such a useful thing that I think it should be a part of Alfred itself. Please add this to Alfred. Thanks,
  17. I have just created my first workflow. It is based on a workflow called "New File" that I found here, but it's a little more advanced. For starters, it creates the file in the active finder window, or if none is active, on the desktop. And secondly, it is possible to have a number of templates available to create blank documents for Pages, Keynote, Numbers, etc... Download here. Type "New filename.extension" to create and open a document in the current Finder window. If no Finder window is active, the document will be created in the Desktop folder. Type "Create filename.extensi
  18. I would love to add my workflow to assist those able to help me. Am I correct in understanding Alfred Forums only accepts images? My challenge as a newbie is to create a file to save product purchase keys, either as screenshot images or text in a clipboard, or manually typed. I use ^$ to initiate Alfred asking me if it is a txt file or an image file. I then name it and it finishes before I get a chance to do anything else.
  19. This workflow simply allows to rename and existing file. The workflow prompts you with a box to enter the new file name. It can handle multiple arguments, so if you pass several files it will prompt you one by one for the new name for each file. Click here to download.
  20. 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
  21. Workflow adds a file action that allows you to open either a file or folder in a new finder tab rather than creating a new finder window which is the default behavior. Only works on Mavericks. Click here to download.
  22. I often find myself using the drag and drop feature of alfred, whereby I can drag an item from the list just like you can drag an file from the desktop. For example, this is how I attach email documents. This is pretty nice, but it would be really nice if I could do this with they keyboard. Is there a workflow for that? If not, does this seem like a feasible thing to do? Thanks for any help you can provide!
  23. I guess I should first ask, is there an alfred workflow to smoothly interact with emacs in terminal (not the emacs gui/application)? And now, please excuse my lack of general knowledge: I currently have a very simple workflow set up that browses alfred and runs the terminal command "emacs {query}" on enter. I was wondering how hard it would be to make a workflow that checks if terminal is already open with emacs running, and if so, actually open the query as a buffer in emacs. Another question, kind of related to this (so that i could do "emacs .emacs" and such): I understand Alfr
  24. I get incredibly paranoid pretty much every time I use these file actions. Partial reason for this request ...and my paranoia, is how copy and move silently fail if the file(s) already exists in the destination folder. So, I've developed a habit of always navigating to the destination folder to make sure the file(s) were copied or moved there. Which kind of makes these folder actions useless for me. I might as well just copy or cut and paste from finder folder to another and that would be more or less just as convenient, if not more convenient. Maybe there could be a osx notification that
  25. I've not been a big user of the File buffer, but I'd love it if there was a feature much the like the File buffer, but not. Something more like "File dock". So, basically the same as file buffer except: Files can only be removed by the user manually. Never automatically. I'd like to be able to add workflows there. I'd love to be able to drag files into these icons. ( Just imagine typing "find some-file.jpg" and dragging that into the photoshop icon above, for instance. Aaah the possibilities... ) I understand that as it is, file buffer would either have to be somehow extended, change
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