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  1. Hello! I searched across the forums and found a technical solution to locate hotkey combination conflicts, but I'm wondering if Alfred already provides an easier method (e.g. by listing the other Workflows with conflict in a ℹ️ tooltip?) or solution to locate and unset conflicts? I have over 200 Workflows so inspecting each isn't efficient; I'll use the grep method meanwhile, but a UI affordance that lists all hotkey combos and which Workflows contain them would be very useful.
  2. It turns out that you can have conflicting Hotkey Combos, even if a Workflow is disabled. It seems like disabled Workflows shouldn't be considered when looking for conflicts.
  3. Control iTunes and Spotify using the same global hotkeys with this Alfred workflow. Play magically knows which player you're currently using and sends the command to the right place. Download — stable version. The source code is available here: https://github.com/pstadler/alfred-play
  4. I activate a List Filter in a Workflow with a Hotkey combo: and when I press option, "Search for '(null)' in Spotlight" is shown as the subtext of the action: Hitting enter opens a Finder window, but of course it can't search for "null". It seems like this behavior should be prevented?
  5. 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?
  6. I created more than 10 text manipulations using a regex transform. I tested 2 of them with workflows and they work fine. They are all structured the same way (hotkey, app focus, etc) except for the regex. My problem is that I do not want to assign a hotkey to each. I want to assign one text manipulation hotkey (⌃⌥ ⌘T) and choose from a list of transformations. My initial idea was to use the same hotkey, ie sharing/conflicting hotkeys and expected some kind of a menu to be displayed from which I would choose, but this is not the case, even if all workflows are structured the same way except for the regex. Beyond text manipulation, I would like to have a general understanding of how to generate a menu or pick list with conflicting shared hotkeys. I searched the documentation on shared/conflicting hotkeys, but could not find an answer. thanks in advance for your time and help
  7. Consider my two workflows, projectA and projectB. I only ever have one of those workflows enabled at a time. I would like to have the same "Hotkey" in both Workflows. But Alfred won't let me, is it trying to prevent collisions between hotkeys? Can I override this?
  8. Is there a way to configure a hotkey so that it always passes a selected/highlighted file in the results? More specifically, I have Alfred set up so that, when he opens, he shows his previous search results (Advanced - History). Assuming there’s an old query to display, by default, Alfred automatically selects/highlights the text from the previous argument. This text also stays selected/highlighted until the user clears, modifies, or unselects it (e.g., right/left arrow keys). As a consequence, if you use hotkeys to pass files to workflows (i.e., setup w. Section in macOS & Pass through to workflow), then you always have to remember to unhighlight the text from your previous query before using the hotkey. This is true even in situations when you’ve used the arrow keys to navigate to a particular file in your results. Under the current setup, Alfred’s hotkey will passes the text from the old query because it’s also technically selected/highlighted, and it appears to take precedence over any files/results that you also might have selected at the same time. Is there a way to either: Configure a hotkey so that - at least, when it comes to Alfred’s search window - that it never acts on the query/text and only acts on a selected result/file (e.g., in the same way Reveal in Finder and other alternative actions in Alfred still seem to work even when the old query text is highlighted)? OR Automatically unhighlights/unselects the text from the previous query once the user presses the down arrow key to go through the old results? To be honest, I’m a little surprised this isn’t the default behavior. While I like the fact that the text from the previous query is automatically selected when Alfred is first opened - i.e., because it’s easier to just start a new query by simply typing, which wipes out the old text - I guess I don’t understand why it stays selected once the user starts cycling through the results by pressing the down arrow key? Obviously, this is the easiest way to start a new query (less clicks/keys) but the tradeoff is that users have to remember to unselect the old query each time if they want to use a hotkey to pass a selected file (i.e., assuming there isn’t a more sophisticated hotkey setup than the one described above). For new users, it’s also got to be pretty confusing - since the GUI makes it look like two things are selected/highlighted (i.e., the query and the result/file), and one would assume that if you've taken the time to scroll down to a file in the results that you would want to act on the result and not the query. In any case, am I overlooking something here? Beyond just remembering to unhighlight the old query - or setting up a proper filter, etc - is there another way to accomplish this? I feel like I'm overlooking something really silly here.🤦‍♂️ Thanks for any help you can lend!
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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).
  16. 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!
  17. 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!
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. 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?
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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
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