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  1. Simon A

    Buffer from Finder

    Here is a really shoddy work-around that allows a hotkey to add the current OS X selection (like a file in Finder) to Alfred's buffer. Hopefully someone who actually knows what they're doing could make something better. http://www.packal.org/workflow/buffer-finder This is in response to requests from this forum:
  2. Hey there! I'd love to see Alfred show Finder's colorlabels! This would be convenient if you use them for tagging. Either one of the possibilities shown in the (poorly made) images below would be fine!
  3. Alfred Git Repos Workflow Browse, search and open Git repositories from within Alfred. Download Get the workflow from GitHub or Packal. Usage This workflow requires some configuration before use. See Configuration for details. repos [<query>] — Show a list of your Git repos filtered by <query> ↩ — Open selected repo in app_1 (see configuration) ⌘+↩ — Open selected repo in app_2 (see configuration) ⌥+↩ — Open selected repo in app_3 (requires configuration) ^+↩ — Open selected repo in app_4 (requires configuration) ⇧+↩ — Open selected repo in app_5 (requires configuration) fn+↩ — Open selected repo in app_6 (requires configuration) reposettings — Open settings.json in default JSON editor reposupdate — Force workflow to update its cached list of repositories. (By default, the list will only be updated every 3 hours.) reposhelp — Open this file in your browser Configuration Before you can use this workflow, you have to configure one or more folders in which the workflow should search for Git repos. The workflow uses find to search for .git directories, so you shouldn't add huge directory trees to it, and use the depth option to restrict the search depth. Typically, a depth of 2 will be what you want (i.e. search within subdirectories of specified directory, but no lower). Add directories to search to the search_dir array in settings.json (see below). The default settings.json file looks like this: { "app_1": "Finder", // ↩ to open in this/these app(s) "app_2": "Terminal", // ⌘+↩ to open in this/these app(s) "app_3": null, // ⌥+↩ to open in this/these app(s) "app_4": null, // ^+↩ to open in this/these app(s) "app_5": null, // ⇧+↩ to open in this/these app(s) "app_6": null, // fn+↩ to open in this/these app(s) "global_exclude_patterns": [], // Exclude from all searches "search_dirs": [ { "path": "~/delete/this/example", // Path to search. ~/ is expanded "depth": 2, // Search subdirs of `path` "name_for_parent": 1, // Name Alfred entry after parent of `.git`. 2 = grandparent of `.git` etc. "excludes": [ // Excludes specific to this path "tmp", // Directories named `tmp` "bad/smell/*" // Subdirs of `bad/smell` directory ] } ] } This is my settings.json: { "app_1": "Finder", "app_2": ["Finder", "Sublime Text", "SourceTree", "iTerm"], "app_3": "Sublime Text", "app_4": "SourceTree", "app_5": "iTerm", "app_6": "GitHub", "global_exclude_patterns": [], "search_dirs": [ { "path": "~/Code" }, { "path": "~/Sites" } ] } Search Directories Each entry in the search_dirs list must be a mapping. Only path is required. depth will default to 2 if not specified. excludes are globbing patterns, like in .gitignore. name_for_parent defaults to 1, which means the entry in Alfred's results should be named after the directory containing the .git directory. If you want Alfred to show the name of the grandparent, set name_for_parent to 2 etc. This is useful if your projects are structured, for example, like this and src is the actual repo: Code Project_1 src other_stuff Project_2 src other_stuff … … Open in Applications The applications specified by the app_N options are all called using open -a AppName path/to/directory. You can configure any application that can open a directory in this manner. Some recommendations are Sublime Text, SourceTree, GitHub or iTerm. Note: As you can see from my settings.json, you can also set an app_N value to a list of applications to open the selected repo in more than one app at once: … "app_2": ["Finder", "Sublime Text", "SourceTree", "iTerm"], … You can also use → on a result to access Alfred's default File Actions menu. License, Thanks This workflow is released under the MIT Licence. It uses the Alfred-Workflow and docopt libraries (both MIT Licence). The icon is by Jason Long, from git-scm.com, released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.
  4. Overview Workflow to display recent Finder files and folders featuring: 5 default categories 2 custom categories Favorites, including a file action Keywords and hotkeys for Favorites and all categories apart Interaction with Open/Save dialogs and Finder Go To Folder Preview, reveal, open or use Alfred file actions Usage Show Alfred and type the keyword rec: You can also use the category keyword if you prefer to access the recent files directly, without an initial menu: Now: keyword now Folders: keyword fol Applications: keyword apps Documents: keyword docs Downloads: keyword dow Custom Category 1: keyword c1 Custom Category 2: keyword c2 Favorites: keyword fav In addition, there is a hotkey for the keyword rec, Favorites and all categories apart. Note that all keywords, as well as the hotkeys, can be changed (go to Alfred Preferences > Workflows). Finally, once inside a category you have the following actions: Return key: open the file or folder Command key: reveal the file or folder in Finder Option key: pass the file/older path to an open/save dialog or Finder window Control key: add/remove an item to/from Favorites Shift key: preview (Quick Look) the file or folder Custom Categories You can set up to two custom categories: Show Alfred and type the keyword recpref Select a category to configure and press return key Type an unique category name with at least 3 characters Type one or more (separated by comma) file types e.g.: com.adobe.pdf,public.plain-text To find a file type you can use Alfred Metadata Analyzer. To remove a custom category press command key while highlighting one of them in recpref. Favorites All files or folders set as a favorite item will remain in the list no matter how old they are. To add an item to Favorites just highlight a file or folder, hold control key and press return key. To remove an item go to Favorites, highlight an item, hold control key and press return key. You can also add items utilizing Alfred File Action (accepts multiple files). Note that Favorites has also its own keyword (fav) and hotkey. Interacting with Open/Save Dialog or Finder You can pass a recent file or folder path, or an item in Favorites, to an open/save dialog or even the current Finder window to go to that folder: when an open/save dialog is displayed type the keyword rec or any other category keyword find an item (a file or folder or an item from Favorites), highlight it, hold option key and press return key wait a bit so the workflow can load and paste the item path Default Folder The workflow remembers the last path used per application. To use the feature just type the keyword df when an open/save dialog is displayed. If the workflow was never used for the application, or the path does not exist anymore, then the keyword rec will be automatically triggered so you can select a path from a file or folder. There is also a hotkey to make things even faster. Make sure to give the feature time to process because e.g. if you hold keyboard keys way too long then the feature may not work as expected. What’s new Up to 2 custom categories (keyword recpref) Downloads category Keyword for each category Hotkey for each category Multiple files in Add to Favorites file action Changed Auto-path to Default Folder (keyworod df) Changed Just Now category to Now Added Help (keyword rechelp) Update to Alfred 2.3 features Several internal improvements Download Version 4.2 Release date: 19 Jun 2016 Requires Alfred 3 Download
  5. Hi everyone, Based on my day to day workflow, I'll need to open multiples files from different location like Dropbox, Google drive, local folder, links at the same time. Been doing this repeatedly and I thought workflow might be able to fasten the process. I manage to open all the files that I need (which is great✨) but now what's missing is that I can't seem to merge them directly from workflow, I have to go window > merge all window. (which I have created a shortcut for it) Anyone knows how to do it?
  6. Zip: compress files and folders within Alfred Overview Zip files and/or folders Finder and Alfred File Action supported Unique filename Remove .DS_Store files Triggering keyword zip - after selecting files and/or folders in Finder, bring Alfred and type zip. You can optionally type the zip filename. You can optionally hold control key to select the zip file folder destination. hotkey - after selecting files and/or folders in Finder hit the hotkey. A new zip file will be created based on selection. Alfred File Action - select files and/or folders in Alfred file browser to zip (see screenshot below). What’s new in version 4.0 Alfred 3.0 supportWhat’s new in version 3.0 Select the destination folder by holding control key (keyword zip) Updated to Alfred 2.0.3 (187) Alleyoop 2 support Download Version 4.0 Release date: 08 Jun 2016 Requires Alfred 3 Download Now Zip for Alfred 2 Version 3.0 Release date: 23 Apr 2013 Requires Alfred 2.0.3 (187) Download Now
  7. Hello, I rely on Alfred exclusively for traversing my file system - opening files and folders with Finder, that is. The problem is that every new folder that I open - unless it already is - is opened in a new tab. Since I jump to and from my Mac's directories like a wild ferret, a simple browsing session results in dozens of Finder tabs. Is there ANY way to make folders open in a current/most recent Finder tab? This would be a real lifesaver. Path Finder behaves likes this out of the box and it's really nice, but the rest of that software is so buggy I couldn't use it anymore. Thanks!
  8. Hi all, I'm looking for a Wordflow which would act as a shortcut to merge all finder windows. Currently, I've gotta go to the Finder bar, tab Window, and then Merge All Windows. I know this isn't a big deal, but if I could create a command or something, that'd be sweet. Does anyone know how I might accomplish this? Thanks in advance.
  9. So I've been trying to make this workflow for a while but I can't find any answers online and I'm not nearly skilled enough to do it myself. I currently use a few alfred workflows to open certain folders that I use for my work. A lot of the time I need to open more than one of these folders and I usually put them on right side of my screen, one above the other. I've already set up a new workflow to open two finder windows but it just opens two windows on top of each other. This is fine really, but I'd like to make a workflow that would arrange the windows without me doing it. Is there anyway of doing this?
  10. Hi this is very minor. Within /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app there are a set of "shortcut" apps that open the respective Finder features/locations: It seems this would be a useful addition to the default search locations for Alfred, as it would add iCloud Drive, Recents and other "links" to the standard search results. /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Applications/
  11. 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 implemented as built-in features. Consider this an opportunity to implement a feature that most people would appreciate even if they take it for granted.
  12. I have my clipboard history shortcut set to Cmd+Alt+V - this makes more sense to me than Cmd+Alt+C, because it is another way to paste, not copy (hence option added to Cmd+V paste shortcut). The only downside is that this clashes with Cmd+Alt+V used to move items in Finder. But I never use Clipboard History in Finder, is there a way to selectively disable it? (perhaps this is a feature suggestion) Any other workaround?
  13. So here's a workflow to open the current Finder window in Terminal or iTerm, depending on what you like to stick with. Also the other way round is possible. ft: open current Finder directory in Terminal tf: open current Terminal directory in Finder fi: open current Finder directory in iTerm if: open current iTerm directory in Finder For Path Finder fans: pt: open current Path Finder directory in Terminal tp: open current Terminal directory in Path Finder pi: open current Path Finder directory in iTerm ip: open current iTerm directory in Path Finder GitHub. Direct Download.
  14. Friends: ((First please excuse me if this question has been asked a million times but I couldn't find the workflow try as I might)) Newbie starting to love Alfred 3. I've searched the forums and tried some workflows with no luck. How do I create a new folder in the current finder window? Most gratefully, Migs PS: New Folder.alfredworkflow doesn't do anything and has no instructions
  15. 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 without go to the File Action menu. I use this with RenameAction (by @vitor) Use it with basically any workflow that takes a path as input. I use it this way with Open in Finder Tab (by @mix1009) Open a file with a specified app. I have Preview as default app for images, therefore I've added an Open File with Photoshop-action Get creative and comment below Screenshot from my configuration of the workflow: HOW TO USE This workflow allowes you 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. This is a template workflow - you'll have to add your desired actions, modifers etcetera for the workflow to actually do anyting. Likewise you might want to change the keyword. Personally I use a the same as Alfreds default File Search, a single quote: ' The pink blocks gives you two different paths depedning on if you're actioning a file or folder. You might want to copy these to use with other modifiers as well.
  16. An Alfred 3 workflow to: Have exactly two Finder windows opened and arrange them side-by-side.Bring keyboard shortcuts of a typical dual-pane file manager, e.g. Total Commander in Windows, to Mac. The versions for Alfred 3 & BetterTouchTool and the source codes in Applescripts are available on https://github.com/sjackwu/DualFinder. After import/install the workflow, you'll need to assign Hotkeys to the operations by yourself. I use notes in the workflow to remind/recommend you which Hotkeys to use for each operation. Some operations use Applescript GUI script and they are tested in the default Finder environment (i.e. default Hotkeys, menu items and toolbar), and they may need modifications to run properly on your Mac. A list of recommended Hotkeys (you can find them in the note area of each operation), and you can change them to whatever Hotkeys you want. ⌘⇧⌥⌃F: Dual Finder Windows ⌘↩: Open file ⌃⇥: Jump to the other tab F3: View F4: Edit with TextMate F5: Copy file F6: Move file F7: New folder F8: Trash ⌥F5: Compress file ⌥F9: Decompress file ⇧F4: Copy file name ⇧F5: Copy full path ⇧F6: Rename ⇧F7: Jump to search field ⇧F8: Delete ⌥→: Make window R = window L ⌥←: Make window L = window R ⌥U: Swap window L & window R ⌥=: Make target window = current window Legends: ⌘: command ⇧: shift ⌥: option ⌃: control ⇥: tab You need to assign Hotkeys by yourself.
  17. I've just installed Alfred 4. I've made sure Alfred Text Service is added under Security and Privacy on Chrome Preferences. I restarted my computer. But I keep getting message that Finder is blocking text expansion. Help, please?
  18. ruiguerreiro

    Show "Tags" results in a folder

    Hello everyone, I would like to be able to search for a Tag in Alfred and see all related tagged files in a Finder window. So far I can only have the results to show in a list in the Alfred window, and from there I can only do one of two things: either select one of the results to open it, or show it in Finder. This last option does show the selected file, but among all the other files in that folder, regardless of their own tag. What I would like, on the other hand, is this: say I type "tags bank" in Alfred, I would like to have the option to open a Finder window that shows all the files tagged with "bank", something like what you get when using the search field in a Finder window. Is this at all possible? I do hope that I was able to explain myself. Thank you so much. All the best, Rui
  19. patgilmour

    Navigate into an Alias

    When I invoke Alfred, type "Space" + "[Folder Name]" I can then select the folder, and use the right arrow to navigate into it. Nice! However, I also have Mac aliases on my drive that have easy-to-remember names. I'd like to be able to do the same in Alfred. But when I type "Space" + "[Alias Name]" then use the right arrow, it takes me to the containing folder of the alias and not the content of the aliased folder. Is there any way to get aliases to replicate the behavior of folders? Thanks, Pat
  20. I've got an applescript which opens a specific path in the finder. When implementing this applescript in Alfred it behaves different. for instance, setting "q" to "~" (the home directory) will open the folder in the finder. But passing "~" in alfred in my workflow as an argument will reveal the folder, not open the folder. I want it to open the folder, similar to how the go to function in Finder works. Not reveal it. In Alfred I am using the Run NSAppleScript action and a keyword with an argument to trigger the script. set q to "~" set folder_var to true set mypath to q as text if mypath = "~" then set q to "/Users/David" else if "~" is the first character of mypath then set mytext to text 2 thru (count of mypath) of mypath set q to "/Users/David" & mytext end if set q to (POSIX file q) as alias if kind of (info for q without size) is not "Ordner" then set folder_var to false end if if folder_var is true then if mypath = "~" then set q to "/Users/David" set q to (POSIX file q) as alias end if tell application "Finder" activate make new Finder window to folder q end tell else tell application "Finder" activate reveal q end tell end if
  21. I dislike have to manually resize and position Finder windows, so after a little research I came up with this solution This workflow produces two Finder windows side by side, any size any position. Modify the script to suit your needs. Hope someone finds it as useful as I do. http://www.manorts.com/alfred/Dualpane.alfredworkflow
  22. Hello, I love the navigation and file actions features in Alfred and would like to be able to access them immediately, from the Finder. However, the built in option for this isn't working for me. Under Features->File Search->Actions->File Selection, the text states "Use this hotkey to show the actions panel for the currently selected files in OS X." However, although I've tried setting this hotkey to many various keyboard combinations, all it ever does is open the Info window in the Finder for the currently selected files. (It's equivalent to pressing ⌘I.) I've also tried creating a workflow with the output action "Browse in Alfred" with identical results (the Info window in Finder). Even when using the template "File System Navigation for Specified Path" and just setting the hotkey (changing nothing else), the workflow just opens the Finder Info panel rather than browsing in Alfred. Both of these things (file actions menu, and browsing in Alfred) are things I would LOVE to have a single keystroke to access from the Finder for any selected files or folder. Right now I can't do it. Since I don't see anyone else complaining, maybe it's something wrong with my configuration, but I don't see what it could be that's wrong.... I'm using v2.0.5 on a 2011 MBP running Mac OS Lion 10.7.4. "About Finder" shows Finder Version 10.7.3. Any help, please?
  23. I know there are lots of questions about 'Show in Finder' already, but none of them can fit my need. I want to reveal a file in Finder with a hotkey when using my text editor (any apps like that). For example, in Xcode, I left click to select a .h file and press a hotkey, then Finder opens and jump to where the .h file is. In other words, the workflow is a shortcut to right click on a file and click 'Show in Finder' in the popup menu. If there is any way to do that, please let me know. The most stupid solution in my brain is to mimic the manual operation using applescript. But I don't know how to select the item called 'Show in Finder' in a menu. Regards, wyudong
  24. Hi, I would like to create a hotkey for the Finder that opens a selected file in different apps, depending on its filename/path. I tried the filter utility but it does not let any file go through. Even if a filter set to "is not equal to" with an empty value does not execute the connected action. Any ideas? Thanks in advance, Tekl
  25. This Workflow allows you to easily create a new file in the Mac OS Finder by typing new into Alfred. You can also setup pre-populated templates for filetypes (instructions on my blog). I have also added a hotkey option. You can specify the hotkey from your Alfred Workflow window (I find CTRL + ALT + N works quite nicely). This is a re-write of the Alfred 1.x extension I released last year. Once again I'd like to thank Chris Kalafarski (farski) for improving the first ever version of my script. Download Workflow here (8kb). I hope you find this as useful as I do. To those who may not use Finder, I plan to add Path Finder support at some point in the future!
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