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  1. Hello, I've not been able to get this to work. First I get two of the same options and sometimes two of the same answer, but in any case, the result is always the same language, but w/o spaces. I've played w/ the target and initial languages (assuming I'm doing it right, there are two places to set these per the instructions), but the result is always in English. I want to convert English to German. I'm using this workflow: http://www.packal.org/workflow/deepl-translate https://github.com/AlexanderWillner/deepl-alfred-workflow2 Here's the debug info: [13:26:44.539] Deepl-Translate[Script Filter] Queuing argument 'this is a test.' [13:26:44.556] Deepl-Translate[Script Filter] Queuing argument 'this is a test.' [13:26:46.694] Deepl-Translate[Script Filter] Script with argv '(null)' finished [13:26:46.698] ERROR: Deepl-Translate[Script Filter] Code 4: parse error: Invalid numeric literal at line 2, column 0 [13:26:46.699] Deepl-Translate[Script Filter] Script with argv '(null)' finished [13:26:46.700] Deepl-Translate[Script Filter] { "items": [ { "uid": null, "arg": "thisisatest", "valid": "yes", "autocomplete": "autocomplete", "title": "thisisatest" } ] }
  2. When you have Alfred configured to appear on the active screen, should large type also appear on the active screen? If so, then I’ll submit a bug report as my large type always appears on the active display, even when my second display is active.
  3. I am using the 'Play song' from iTunes as a workflow. The debugger shows" I know this is an issue with Mojave and the new 'sandbox' security bubble they put around interacting with the OS; I just don't know how to give it access. Alfred is already enabled in the seurity section. Any thoughts?
  4. For advanced workflows it would be nice to be able to specify *combinations* of modifier keys when specifying action modifiers for workflow connections. For instance, allow an action modifier based on holding down *both* the Option and the Shift key. (I know there's potential for conflict with global hotkeys, such as Cmd-Opt-Return for the iTunes mini player.) Currently (Alfred 2.0.3), you're limited to a single modifier key.
  5. I have trouble with searching apps. Environment: * macOS Catalina version 10.15.2 (MacBook) * Alfred --version 4.0.7 [1131] Problem: Spotlight can find the app in "/System/Volumes/Data/Applications" (e.g. Safari.app, Google Chrome.app, and iTerm.app), but Alfred cannot find these apps. Strangely, my MacBookPro does not have this problem. what I have read or tried: * https://www.alfredapp.com/help/troubleshooting/catalina/#apps * https://www.alfredapp.com/help/troubleshooting/indexing/ * clear the app cache * Rebuilt metadata by going to Alfred's Advanced preferences > Rebuild macOS Metadata (with deleting .Spotlight-V100); and wait for 2 hours * type "reload" after each action. * reinstall Alfred * reinstall other apps * reinstall macOS Catalina Please help me, thank you.
  6. I had a look around in the forums and didn't see this question.... So I just migrated up to a new laptop running Catalina. My previous laptop running Mojave had no issues finding mac utilities like "Activity Monitor" or "Disk Utility". Sadly, I can't seem to get Alfred to be able to return those apps even after adding a direct path to them? Any thoughts?
  7. I just upgraded to Alfred 4 and installed it then uninstalled Alfred 3. I am unable to find my applications folder. I had read through some other previous issues reported back in October and I was able to fix the issue by adding system/volumes but read that this was not the right solution so I removed that. Here is the default search scope and a copy of the metadata for the particular app I am looking for. /Applications/Anaconda-Navigator.app Internal File Metadata ====================== Display Name: Anaconda-Navigator Alt Names: Anaconda-Navigator.app File Type: com.apple.application-bundle Comments: Keywords: Last Used: 2019-12-29 18:31:47 +0000 Raw mdls File Metadata ====================== _kMDItemDisplayNameWithExtensions = "Anaconda-Navigator.app" _kMDItemEngagementData = {length = 13, bytes = 0x090000004069dbc14100020101} _kMDItemRenderData = {length = 11, bytes = 0x090000000012dcc1410016} kMDItemAlternateNames = ( "Anaconda-Navigator.app" ) kMDItemCFBundleIdentifier = "com.anaconda.io" kMDItemContentCreationDate = 2019-12-23 00:37:48 +0000 kMDItemContentCreationDate_Ranking = 2019-12-23 00:00:00 +0000 kMDItemContentModificationDate = 2019-12-23 00:37:48 +0000 kMDItemContentModificationDate_Ranking = 2019-12-23 00:00:00 +0000 kMDItemContentType = "com.apple.application-bundle" kMDItemContentTypeTree = ( "com.apple.application-bundle", "com.apple.application", "public.executable", "com.apple.localizable-name-bundle", "com.apple.bundle", "public.directory", "public.item", "com.apple.package" ) kMDItemDateAdded = 2019-12-23 00:37:48 +0000 kMDItemDateAdded_Ranking = 2019-12-23 00:00:00 +0000 kMDItemDisplayName = "Anaconda-Navigator" kMDItemDocumentIdentifier = 0 kMDItemFSContentChangeDate = 2019-12-23 00:37:48 +0000 kMDItemFSCreationDate = 2019-12-23 00:37:48 +0000 kMDItemFSCreatorCode = "" kMDItemFSFinderFlags = 0 kMDItemFSHasCustomIcon = (null) kMDItemFSInvisible = 0 kMDItemFSIsExtensionHidden = 1 kMDItemFSIsStationery = (null) kMDItemFSLabel = 0 kMDItemFSName = "Anaconda-Navigator.app" kMDItemFSNodeCount = 1 kMDItemFSOwnerGroupID = 20 kMDItemFSOwnerUserID = 501 kMDItemFSSize = 289168 kMDItemFSTypeCode = "" kMDItemInterestingDate_Ranking = 2019-12-29 00:00:00 +0000 kMDItemKind = "Application" kMDItemLastUsedDate = 2019-12-29 18:31:47 +0000 kMDItemLastUsedDate_Ranking = 2019-12-29 00:00:00 +0000 kMDItemLogicalSize = 289168 kMDItemPhysicalSize = 299008 kMDItemSupportFileType = ( MDSystemFile ) kMDItemUseCount = 7 kMDItemUsedDates = ( "2019-12-28 06:00:00 +0000", "2019-12-29 06:00:00 +0000" )
  8. Hi there, I have a script, where the array for the JSON, which will be passed to Alfred again, looks like so: result.append( {"title": title, "subtitle": arg, "arg": arg, "icon": { "type": "filetype", "???": "???" } } ) What do I have to fill in for the ???, so that files are shown with their correct icons? PDFs with a pdf icon, jpgs with jpg icon and so on... Do I have to assign each individual filetype to an icon or is there a more generic way to achieve this?
  9. I've just migrated to Alfred from Quicksilver. Really enjoying it, however I would like to be able to set something as the default first result for a certain letter. For example, if I have multiple folders with similar names such as Folder_1 Folder_2 Folder_3 Folder_4 When I open Alfred and type "Fo" I want to be able to set the default first result to Folder 2. It seems like if I navigate to it it starts to do this automatically over time, but is there a way to set this manually?
  10. Hi, I'm trying to install V4 and whenever I download the disk image I get this message on opening: "Alfred" is damaged and can't be opened. You should move it to the trash: I've tried the following: - Reboot - Full shutdown and start up - Downloading V3 and V4 (both fail in the same way) - Installing from Homebrew Details: - Running MacOS Mojave 10.14.5 - "Allow apps from App Store and identified developers" in System Preferences -> Security and Privacy Best, Michael Can't Install Alfred V4 or open Disk Image (is damaged and can't be opened)
  11. I am not successful in setting up a Workflow to do this: From an open Gmail, I want to send this series of keystrokes to avoid a bunch of clicks needed to get access to the "subject line" in the forwarded email pane. I want to send these: F shift+tab x 3 down arrow x 3 Enter I designed this workflow (snip attached) to send those keystrokes when I double tap the left shift key. But it doesn't work right. Maybe it sends the keystrokes too quickly.
  12. I would like to split a comma separated arg value from a List Filter which can then be used in Run Script as variables. arg = 1p name of bookmark1, 1p name of bookmark 2, name of bookmark 1, name of bookmark 2 I know of the Split Arg to Vars utility and can split these into 4 strings, ex: var:string1, var:string2, var:string3, and var:string4... but I can't get these to be used as variables within the Run Script itself. My Run Scripts are not throwing errors, but the strings are empty when I attempt to use them. I understand it is likely hard to solve this without a concrete Workflow. There are many more parts to what I'm building and this is the main part that is stumping me. I've actually solved this problem in a non optimized way using a Conditional. I would like to avoid code duplication and also solve how to use variables in my scripts in general. Other research: I've found "AppleScript Two Words" thread, and that's close, but my strings are not single words as shown above. I'm also using a List Filter rather than query I'm aware of setting variables via Arg and Vars I've also read https://www.deanishe.net/post/2018/10/workflow/environment-variables-in-alfred/. I can apply: Applescript set theBrowser to (system attribute "browser") type command into my script ... but like I said above it will produce empty strings within my script. I've been using the Debugger to view the variables created. It seems like at the script level they are not available yet I'm able to set them somehow? Note: This is part of a larger workflow where I'm actually passing these strings to 1Password as "1p name of bookmark". The reason I want to strip "1p" from the bookmark names is that I am going to re-use those names to launch 1Password application and display the bookmark within the app (ex: keystroke from Applescript or copy/paste) Any help or pointers is greatly appreciated. I am also more than happy to use other scripting languages which can control external apps. I'm familiar with Python, Ruby, Javascript, Shell.
  13. I have a File Action based workflow that runs a bash script on the files that are selected in the Finder when I hit Cmd + Opt + \. It works fine. but I'd like to have a variant of this workflow that can be given some text input which will then be used in the bash script later in the workflow. The problem is I can't see anyway to make this happen with Alfred. Ideally I'd like to be able to have a text entry field shown where I can type or paste text and then workflow would then use that. Since I couldn't see a way to do that I figured I might be able to put the text on the clipboard first and have the workflow get the text from the clipboard, but there doesn't appear to be any way to do that either. Does anyone know of a way to achieve the simple act of providing text input to a File Action based workflow? Thanks
  14. Have just done a clean install (i.e. uninstalled Alfred 3 first) to Alfred 4.0.1 b1078. Running on macOS Mojave 10.14.5 on a MacBook Pro (13 inch, 2017, Four thunderbolt 3 ports) Have been able to set the "macOS Accessibility preferences" and the "macOS Contacts preferences" but as the title says unable to set the other 2 preferences as Alfred 4 does not appear in the selection settings. See attached screenshots. Have searched but can't see anyone else having this problem. Look forward to a solution.
  15. For some reason Alfred isn't finding my NordVPN app when I search for it as an app. If I search for "NordVPN" as a document, it is found in the app folder. I can find NordVPN using Spotlight. Does anyone have suggestions for why NordVPN isn't being recognized as an app by Alfred? Thanks.
  16. OSX 10.15.1 Catalina Alfred 4.0.6 (1124) Alfred is no longer indexing some of my applications. It still shows the Apple apps (Photos, Music, etc.) however no third party apps are showing up. They are also not showing up in Spotlight either, so this must be a problem in general with Spotlight indexing. I've tried Advanced -> Clear Application Cache and Advanced -> Rebuild macOS Metadata, but none of those helps. (I have let "Rebuild MacOS Metadata" run overnight.) Also when I try the "Delete .Spotlight-V100 before reindex" I get the following error: "rm: /System/Volumes/Data/.Spotlight-V100: Operation not permitted". Any ideas?
  17. With previous versions of Alfred, Typinator abbreviations would expand on the command line. For me, "dvt" became "Devonthink". "ss1" became "ss Inbox 1-sided" for ScanSnap. Such expansions no longer work in Alfred 4. I know that there is a setting to change that or a Terminal command, but I do not know what it is. I would appreciate your help!
  18. Hello, I have a Python script which uploads some files. It outputs a few messages to the console when running. I've added the PATH to its location in .bash_profile and so I can run it from anywhere just by typing the name (I have also removed the .py extension to make that easier). I'd like to be able to run it using an Alfred keyword. I've created a blank workflow, added a keyword input and connected a Run Script action to it. I've selected "Exernal Script" and entered the name. This didn't work, so I modified the "Script File" field to include the full path to the file. This made the actual text contents of the script appear in the window of the Script Action, but the action still doesn't do anything. What am I doing wrong? Thanks. (macOS 10.14.6 BTW)
  19. Hello! I would love Alfred to run this terminal command: Killall Dock I have to do it 10 times a day and right now I have to open terminal, write it, run it and quit terminal. I would love for it to be done with one click. Any idea? Thank you!
  20. I was trying to create an Alfred workflow using which I can copy the contents of file without opening the file. github link of workflow: https://github.com/bhishanpdl/Shared/blob/master/Alfred_questions/2019/aa 00 copy file contents.alfredworkflow?raw=true Fails when: folder name has space in it. Commands used: 1. keyword: copy file contents 2. Run script with osascript ``` tell application "Finder" set someSource to selection as alias list if someSource = {} then return "Select a file in Finder first" end if set theFile to item 1 of someSource as alias return quoted form of the POSIX path of theFile end tell ``` First I had only "return the POSIX path of theFile" then I changed it to "return quoted form of the POSIX path of theFile". It still does not work. 3. Run script ``` cat "$1" | pbcopy ``` This workflow does not work. I googled and found how to get the path of selected item in Finder but could not find how to copy file contents to clipboard. How can this workflow be fixed so that it works for SPACE separated folders? Example of debug: ``` 20:30:00.162] STDERR: aa 00 copy file contents[Run Script] cat: '/Users/poudel/tmp/try space/a.md' : No such file or directory ```
  21. I upgraded from Alfred 2 to Alfred 4 (both with powerpacks). I followed the migration instructions a couple times. The migration assistant found my previous version. I was able to "use synched" on preferences migration (also tried "copy preferences"). All options were available there. While most of my preferences seem to have transferred just fine, none of my snippets made it over to Alfred 4. Snippets are the most crucial feature in Alfred for me and I have hundreds in Alfred 2. What's going wrong? How an I move the snippets? Thank you.
  22. Up until recently, my preferences and workflows synced between machines wonderfully. Something recently broke and I'm not seeing workflows sync anymore through Dropbox. I know Dropbox is syncing on both machines, as I just dropped a file from my desktop machine into it and I see it on my laptop almost immediately. Both Alfred instances are set to sync from my Dropbox folder. But for some reason, the workflows aren't syncing. As a test, I create a new one on my desktop and don't see it syncing over to my laptop. However, if I delete the Alfred.preferences file from Dropbox, I see my workflows immediately start disappearing from both machines. So the syncing is working right, but just not for new workflows. Any pointers on what I should look for to troubleshoot this?
  23. I have the keyboard shortcut for Spotlight's 'search Google with query' (CMD+B) ingrained in my head (also I use it all on the time on Macs I can't install Alfred on). However, Alfred only offers Ctrl+Return for the same functionality. Barring any secret way to change this Alfred can I make a workflow that does the same thing. I know I can make a workflow that triggers on a hotkey but I want it to only activate when Alfred is open otherwise I lose the ability to say make text bold (CMD+B) in TextEdit. Thanks!
  24. I have Parallels Desktop machines. I can't search VM name using Alfred3, then open the VM. Alfred4 can't. Now I have to search and open Parallels Desktop.app first, then open the VM.
  25. Guys, can anyone help me out? I'm trying to use a `JSON Config` object to set some variables in my workflow. But it's not working. I've read https://www.alfredapp.com/help/workflows/utilities/json/ and done as much googl'ing as I can. I made a simple test workflow that illustrates my dilemma. When setting args using `Args and Vars` (hold SHIFT) it works, but the JSON Config seemingly does nothing. Download below: JSONConfig.alfredworkflow (github) Any ideas?
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