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  1. Hi everyone, I'm definitely not an expert with this program. My intention is to create a simple hotkey able to focus on an already opened app while I'm maybe using another app. So for example I'm using Safari and I've got to swap many times to (let's say) text edit, for this reason it is a lot simpler if i could do that with a simple hotkey. Is there anyway I could do this. Thanks! Ps: I already tried setting hotkey and linking to the action "open app/file" but it doesn't work. Actually it doesn't open the app either in the first place also if it isn't already opened. And yes the workflow is active and it doest stack with any other shortcut. Thanks, L
  2. I've used Alfred v1 from the Mac App Store for a long time but today decided to upgrade to Alfred v2 from the web site and bought the PowerPack. I uninstalled Alfred v1 via Launchpad and installed Alfred v2 via downloads -> unzip -> move to /Applications. Finally I entered my Powerpack code successfully. However, when I tried to set my Alfred hotkey to Command Space, it wouldn't allow me - when I press the combination in the preference window, nothing happens. Other hotkey options (e.g. Alt Space, Double Command) work just fine. Under the preference I saw some text "Some hotkeys may not work, please refer to the help". I looked through the help but couldn't find anything relevant. I would greatly appreciate if someone could help me reenable the hotkey I've been using for several years. It's pretty maddening not to have it available.
  3. I use the feature of adding custom urls to alfred many times a day.. to the point where I would really like to do it as a hotkey. This is what I do manually 1. hit my alfred launch hot key <kbd>⌘</kbd> 2. hit bottom key 3 times to go to web search 3. click on add custom search button 4. fill in the details of the page 5. use mouse to click on save Is it possible to have an alfred hot key that simply launches a prompt where i enter simply the url and the keyword.. click on enter and that's it! if not possible is at least possible to have a hot key to launch the last screen where i immediatly add a new custom search?
  4. is there a way to get a list of user defined hotkeys in Alfred. As I add to my hotkey workflows I'd like something that pops up a list of them, by way of a reminder. thanks.
  5. Nat Harari

    Command Space?

    Hi guys, I'm unable to set my Alfred hotkey to Command Space, even after turning Spotlight into Option Space. For some reason, Alfred will take Option or Control with space, but not Command. I did see a help file on the site about it and it merely says to make sure spotlight isn't Command Space anymore, which I did. Any advice? Running El Capitan on a brand new Macbook.
  6. According to the official documentation, it should be possible to assigned the same hotkey to multiple actions based on what app has focus: Top tip: You can use the same hotkey for multiple actions within a single workflow. For example, you can set a hotkey to perform action A only when your browsers are in focus, while performing a different task when Mail is in focus. This can only be done within a single workflow, not across multiple ones. However, I cannot find a way to make this work. Here is what I've tried: Creating multiple copies of the hotkey I create a hotkey object and add an app to the "related apps" tab. I link the hotkey to an action. Then I create another hotkey object. When I try to assign the same hotkey to the second hotkey object, it simply won't work. The "Hotkey" field remains blank as long as I'm pressing a key combination that is already in use. Assigning outputs from the hotkey based on app focus I thought maybe I could set multiple outputs from the hotkey object. I created a hotkey and added two apps to the "related apps" tab. I put two actions into the workflow and connected the output of the hotkey to both of them. The result is that when either of the two apps is in focus, BOTH actions are triggered. Here is my desired behavior: I have two applescripts that toggle between versions of a web page by modifying the URL. The script is slightly different for Chrome than for Safari, and I want to use the same hotkey to trigger whichever script applies to the current browser. In simpler terms, if I'm in Chrome the hotkey should launch Applescript-A, and if I'm in Safari the same hotkey should launch Applescript-B. Can Alfred do this? The quoted documentation certainly makes it sound possible.
  7. I just finished setting up my new install of Yosemite, except for my hotkeys. I decided to use homebrew-cask to install a bunch of my apps this time around, which actually installs the apps to /opt/homebrew-cask/Caskroom/ and symlinks them into ~/Applications. While my hotkeys are successfully switching between apps, "Toggle visibility for apps" doesn't seem to be working. It does work on my other apps that were installed through the App store, just not with those being symlinked. I've tried with all of the different trigger behaviors and it doesn't seem to help. I'm using the latest Yosemite and Alfred v2.5 (299).
  8. I made a System volume control workflow. Holding the hotkey down does not cause the workflow to run repeatedly (after my configured "key repeat" delay). I would love if "rapidly trigger workflow when key is held" were an option (read: a checkbox) when creating hotkey workflow components. Loving the Workflows. Such power!
  9. Is it possible to restrict a hotkey to be active only when a particular application is in the foreground? The default implementation of hotkeys in Alfred's workflows causes all hotkeys to be 'global' in scope, which is to say that they work regardless of what application is running. For example, I'd like to run an apple script using the hotkey combination 'command+D' when Adobe Illustrator is in the foreground. Currently, setting this hotkey in Alfred achieves my purpose, however it also overrides the same hotkey combination in other apps that already use it, such as the 'duplicate' command in Finder. What I'd like is for 'command+D' to continue functioning as is when Finder is in the foreground, and make it run my apple script when Illustrator is in the foreground. Appreciate any feedback or ideas!
  10. Hi everyone, I usually use two users in Google Chrome (personal & job) so I think it would be great to be able to set hotkeys to show the desired user in Google Chrome. Any idea about how to do that? Thanks
  11. Hi there, just bought Alfred today and coming to grips with all the great stuff it can do. I can see how hotkeys work - and have managed to create a workflow to show specific folder finder window/s with a hotkey. Is there a way to set it up so the same hotkey jumps to that folder in an appications open/save dialog box? (ie: jumping to an often used folder location when saving/opening files). (As far as I can tell, if you are looking at an apps open/save dialog box and hit that hotkey now, it will open the finder window seperately... I want it to jump to that folder within the open/save dialog box itself) I am currently using DefaultFolderX for this functionality, but wondering if I can achieve the same thing with Alfred instead. Thanks, Pete
  12. Hi. I'm sorry for what I'm sure is going to be a stupid question, but I can't figure this out, for the life of me. And I have searched the forums... I've been using Alfred for a few years now. I recently upgraded to a new mac, and so I installed Alfred on it, and purchased the powerpack. So I should be able to setup hotkeys (like ctrl-alt-cmd-0) to open apps. I used Alfred to do that on my previous mac, and did that just by opening the Alfred preferences, clicking on the HotKeys icon, and setting it up. But in this new version of Alfred, with the powerpack, I can't find the damn way to setup hotkeys. What am I missing? Sorry...and thanks in advance for the help.
  13. I ran several tests with this workflow; here are my results: Cursor 'Left' with prefix [space]: [space] is prefixed to selection; on re-editing the hotkey, no [space] is found in 'Prefix' area Cursor 'Right' with prefix [space]: no [space] is prefixed to selection; raw selection returned; on re-editing hotkey, no [space] is found in 'Prefix' area Cursor 'Left' with prefix 'a': [space] and 'a' are prefixed to selection Cursor 'Right' with prefix 'a': 'a' is prefixed to selection; functions normally It seems that setting the Cursor to 'Left' automatically prefixes a space; this should be optional. Setting any 'Prefix' to [space] or [spaces] is ignored unless accompanied by other characters. This is probably by design, but no notice of this behavior is given; perhaps a syntax checker (similar to the one used by Alfred's URL textboxes) would be more intuitive? Alfred 2.0.6 (203) on OS X 10.8.4 (12E55). Replicated: yes
  14. I had earlier posted about this here: http://www.alfredforum.com/topic/2719-browse-in-alfred-shows-finder-info-window-instead/ I'm making a new topic because I better isolated the trouble (as described in my final post in that topic). What's happening is that the hotkey to activate the File Actions menu from the Finder just gets remapped to "⌘I". So when I try to use that hotkey, I just see the Finder "Info" panel for the selected files instead of the list of Alfred actions. The hotkey setting I am talking about is under Features -> File Search -> Actions, and it's at the very bottom of the window, labeled "File Selection" with a note: "Use this hotkey to show the actions panel for the currently selected files in OS X." The reason I know it's getting remapped is if I go into settings and set the hotkey to any key combination (it doesn't matter what) and then press that key combination again, the little box shows ⌘I as the new hotkey. If I press the shortcut again, it will toggle back and display what the key combination actually is that I pushed. (I know this sounds confusing without screenshots, but I don't see an easy way to post those....) Why on earth is this happening and how can I stop it?
  15. This question"How do I stop Alfred from stealing command-shift-backslash" has a plus 50 bonus on the Ask Different forum. If someone would like to answer it there: http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/94680/how-do-i-stop-alfred-from-stealing-commandshift that would be great.
  16. Well, I understand visual minimalism, and I get common usage of hotkeys working their way into your brain and muscle memory, but I wonder, those workflows that we all use occaisionally - damn it! I forgot the keyword.... How about a preference to enable the workflow keywords as a desktop overlay on hitting the alfred launch? or even a change in the text color within the albert input field as workflow keyword string possibilities are entered??? as more workflows are made and modified, the onus upon the memory to remember multiple keywords per workflow is bound to get a bit heavy! thanks for the really original possibilities with alfred 2. love your work.
  17. Hi I've been moving all my hotkeys over to V2. I can get all the apps and files to open OK, but none of my Applescripts are working. (Three of my applescripts do stuff in Mail for the currently selected email, and one other launches app Minuteur and passes a number to it). I've tried both run script with usr/bin/osascript selected and run NSapplescript What do I have to do ? thanks k
  18. Hi, For the sheer number of hotkeys that I'm recreating from v1, and the already large number of workflows I'm already using (awesome stuff from people here in the forums!); it would be great if the v1 hotkeys windows was brought into v2. Not only is it faster to setup, but it's much easier to see what is using which key combinations, and it would help keep the volume of workflows down in the workflows screen. As well, for new Alfred users, it would be a lot easier to set up than having them have to understand the workflows.
  19. To switch apps I mostly use Alfred to type in the first few chars of an apps name and every now and then I'll Alt-Tab. I switch between Sublime, Postbox, Chrome and Terminal at least a hundred times per day and I realize my method is pretty expensive (at least 4 keystrokes). Obviously assigning a global hotkey would be the most efficient but I already have problems with local and global shortcuts clashing. What do you more experienced users do (Im new to osx from Ubuntu) to switch apps as quickly as possible, am I missing anything?
  20. I just upgraded to version 2 to check out the workflows. They are nice, but where is the option to set global hotkeys for programs that was in V1? I use this feature extensively and I absolutely need to have it.
  21. I have looked for an HOUR to find out how to use hot keys. Nothing! I finally went back to v1. Why did you make it so damn complicated? You ruined a good thing with v2....waaaaaay too much to read. REmember, we are POWER users....we want FAST.....we want SIMPLE!!!!!!!!!!!1
  22. I've always used global hotkeys to quickly switch between the apps I needed the most and it made my workflow go very fast. Now in Alfred2 I've redefined the global hotkeys as workflows. Well, it works, but it takes at least 1/2 second to switch between apps, where Alfred1 switches instantaneously. Do other people have noticed the same? Bug report?
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