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  1. Hello folks, I need to be able to search the text of a specific dictionary PDF file for the definition of words, after typing a word I need the definition of in the Alfred search bar, is there a way where it could open up the particular PDF file and then search that PDF for the word? I have no idea how to create a workflow. Thank you.
  2. Hello, Alfred doesn't seem to be able to show files indexed using Spotlight (via the SPACE shortcut), neither in iCloud nor anywhere else, including my Desktop. I believe they are properly indexed, since Spotlight finds all of them without problems. I'm using Monterey 12.4. I've followed every suggestion in this bug report thread. Any ideas? Thanks.
  3. Hello there! I want to search in a specific scope for supplied keyword. For example: down {query} -> Searches under the "Downloads" folder. Probably this so easy but couldn't find it.
  4. Hi all. I have a workflow that lists tv channels (http links) and then opens the chosen one on OPlayer using the Open URL action. The workflow works seamlessly when I use OPlayer url scheme (oplayer://http://example.com.m3u8) as an argument in List Filter action. However, OPlayer for Mac has a few glitches, so I’d like to start using QuickTime Player in its place. The problem is that I didn’t find the QuickTime’s URL scheme and the only way I found out to send the link to QT is through a script. The script looks like: open -a "quicktime player" http://example.com.m3u8. I tried to use it as an argument but it didn’t work. So I replaced the Open URL action with the Run Script action and it still not working. This is the first time I’m trying to make a workflow and also I don’t know a lot about scripting, that’s why I need your help. I know I could do it all with one script, but since my scripting knowledge is limited, I think the structure of actions I’m using (List Filter -> Open URL) is easier for me to understand. Can anyone help me with this? Can I use a script line as an argument? What action should I use to replace Open URL when the argument is a script line? Thank you all in advance!
  5. This may be a stupid question, but is there a way to trigger a workflow on a specific app launch? e.g. when opening one app, to trigger opening another one, or when launching zoom to hide desktop?
  6. I know you can set up a Web Search in Alfred then use {query} to append text to or insert text in the URL, but I am trying to figure out how to append pre-defined text to the current URL in the clipboard. So kind of the opposite. The URL changes each time, but not the appended text. How would I most easily achieve this? Use case is this: when you copy a link to an album or single or song in Apple Music or the iTunes Store, it gives you a link like this: https://music.apple.com/us/album/18/1628207368 If you add "?ls=1&app=itunes" to that URL, it opens the item in the iTunes Store. This is really the only way you can open Pre-Release items in the iTunes Store, as for some reason they don't have a "Also available on the iTunes Store" link at the bottom like other pages do. So I want the user to be able to copy a link to an item in Apple Music or the iTunes Store, type a keyword in Alfred, then paste the link, and hit Enter, then Alfred appends the "?ls=1&app=itunes" and goes to the URL with the appended text. I may also make a version where a link like the above can simply be highlighted, then the user presses a hotkey and Alfred appends the same text and goes to the URL. But I can figure that part out myself as I have other workflows like that, if you help me figure out how to add static text to a URL in the user's clipboard. Thanks in advance for any help! Let me know if anything is unclear.
  7. Is there a way to customize where on my screen Alfred shows up when I invoke it with its hotkey? I have a big monitor and I'm becoming increasingly particular (curmudgeonly?) about where things are positioned on it. E.g. by default it appears about 1/4 from the top in the center of my main monitor. I would like it to be down a little and to the left so that it's in the centre of the left half of my screen
  8. As a remote worker, I have to send coworkers multiple screen shots a day as we collaborate on things. Current behavior To send my most recent screen shot, I launch Alfred Type 'screen shot' Scan for the most recent time stamp Drag and drop the file from Alfred to Slack Is there a better/faster way? (ideally I could do everything from my keyboard) I remember in an older Alfred version, my file results were sorted by Last Modified, so at least the latest screen shot was always at the top. Thanks!
  9. Hi I write in English and french. I made some snippets to make the french accents faster. For example, if I want to have "é", my keyword is "e==". I write "conge==", it becomes "congé". All of that works great, except in Apple Messages. It becomes "cong é" It adds an extra space. Is there any way fix that? Thanks A
  10. So we recently migrated several servers into AWS and now I need to type a FQDN every time I connect. I thought no problem, Alfred snippet to the rescue. Unfortunately it isn't working as expected. In this forum if I type the server123 and my keyword (,,aws)... with no space it expands as expected (such as server123,,aws). If I am using outlook, terminal or iterm I must include a space between the servername and my keyword (such as server123 ,,aws). That kinda defeats the purpose. So I have a few questions. Is this a bug? Is this repeatable for everyone else? is this expected? Should it work without a space? is there a way to include a backspace command into a snippet (as a work around)? Hopefully this explanation and query is clear enough for someone to respond. dp
  11. Hopefully, simple question. Is it possible to create a text snippet to insert a unix timestamp?
  12. Hello, I installed convert workflow. When I type conv these things come. But when I type the rest, nothing happens probably workflow crashes. What should I do?
  13. I migrated my data from Intel Mac to M1 Mac Afterwards Alfred 4 was unlicenced I entered my licence in again Clipboard History was not working. Took me a while to see that these options were unticked. Is it normal behaviour for them to not be ticked after this set of events, in this scenario?
  14. I'm trying to implement a non-standard terminal that I enjoy using called "Warp". I've come up with an AppleScript to add custom functionality under Features > Terminal, and I am trying to run it unsuccessfully. Furthermore, I've taken the same script and successfully run it under "Script Editor" When Alfred tries to run it is activates "Warp" as expected but does not do any keystrokes, therefore doesn't bring it to forefront (cmd, shift, w) or paste or enter. tell application "Warp" activate set the clipboard to q delay 0.5 tell application "System Events" to keystroke "w" using {command down, shift down} delay 0.5 tell application "System Events" to tell (name of application processes whose frontmost is true) to keystroke "v" using command down tell application "System Events" to tell (name of application processes whose frontmost is true) to keystroke return end tell Does anyone know what I am missing?
  15. Hi there, I do have a bunch of folder names that end with a top-level domain. Using Simple Folder Search does not longer work in Big Sur.. When I create a new folder called crazyproject.com Alfred is able to find them, though. I have rebuild the MacOS metadata index a couple of times. Spotlight lists folder that end with a dot as Web Internet location. Do I have expand Alfreds File Filter Input metadata? Alfred built-in File Search Troubleshooting does not show any errors ✅ What can I do? Thanks
  16. Hi, in Default Results → Extras → Advanced I've added .vncloc files (So I can quickly launch a screen sharing session to my other mac) However, it doesn't show up in my Alfred search results. I tried adding .txt files and they dont show up either. I tried rebuilding the index and that didnt solve it. What am I doing wrong? Thanks.
  17. Hi guys. I'm on Monterey, running the script below (close notifications), Alfred 4 Accessibility access is allowed. Getting the "Alfred is not allowed assistive access". Why? on alfred_script(q) tell application "System Events" tell process "NotificationCenter" set theseWindows to every window whose subrole is "AXNotificationCenterAlert" or subrole is "AXNotificationCenterBanner" repeat with i from 1 to number of items in theseWindows set this_item to item i of theseWindows try click button 1 of this_item on error my alfred_script(q) end try end repeat end tell end tell end alfred_script
  18. Hello all as I understand the default in keyword allows to search contents of a file, but cannot be limited to a certain extension (all parts of the search expression will be used to match against the contents) the File Filter node in custom workflows allows to filter by extension, but requires to provide the UTI and does not allow to simply search for ".txt" as an extension. Determining the list of available UTIs and their respective extensions is not trivial Is my understanding of above behaviour correct?
  19. I'd really like to assign a keyboard shortcut to being able to insert a timestamp as "Month day, year" into a document, note, etc. Has anyone written that workflow and if so, would you like to share it??
  20. Hi Apologies this might be a trivial question. I noted that when I invoke the clipboard history, the current active window (Finder, Safari or any other window) is shifted towards the centre of the display. There is where Alfred appears and lists the clipboard history. Do you know how this can be disabled? Many thanks. Nic
  21. Alfred can not order by action result. but work on json-format. Alfred:4.6.6 MacOS: Big Sur 11.6
  22. Hi! I just switched to DevonThink 3 and with DevonThink 2 I could search and find all files inside my DT Databases with Alfred. This does not work anymore. I enabled the Spotlight Index of my Databases and the Files are found with Spotlight, but not with Alfred. Do I have to enable something else in Alfred to be able to find my files with Alfred? I thought it would just use the Spotlight index and the results should be the same… Thanks!
  23. It seems anything which uses external API's or lookups (excuse me if the terminology is in correct) just does not work. For instance both the ULTIMATE CURRENCY CONVERTER and the CONVERTER workflows just seem to want to use google. Things ive done: installed PHP through homebrew installed the workflows added API keys. The attached is what i get when trying to use the workflows. It seems the results are not being passed back to the workflow like they used to. Any help greatly appreciated.
  24. Hi all, I recently have started using alfred and I have been trying to use a couple of cool workflows that haven't worked well on my main computer. However these same workflows do work on my older laptop. I am running Mac OS Monterrey 12.3 on both computers [My new computer is a 16 inch from 2019 and my older computer is a 15 inch from 2015]. The errors I am experiencing are: /bin/bash: php: command not found and Code 127: /bin/bash: python: command not found I am not exactly sure what the issue is, because I have both python 2.7 and 3 and php installed via homebrew. I also attempted to use the information from this article to no avail: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/kb/python-2-monterey/ some of the workflows use python located at /usr/bin/python and since macOS 12.3 this location does not exist. The workflows that I am trying to use are here: https://github.com/willfarrell/alfred-pkgman-workflow https://github.com/deanishe/alfred-convert https://github.com/tmcknight/Movie-and-TV-Show-Search-Alfred-Workflow If anyone can help direct me into the right direction that would be greatly appreciated.
  25. I am unable to delete personal snippets that I have created. I attempted to delete a personal snippet that I created in the Snippets section of Features within Alfred Preferences. I tried to right click and select delete on the line item I wanted to delete as well as highlighting the line item and pressing the minus sign in the bottom right of the section. Either way, I received a notification with the options of cancel and delete. I selected delete but the snippet was not deleted. I was unsuccessful at deleting the snippet on multiple attempts and after closing Alfred and restarting Alfred. I am attaching a screenshot of the error message I received and eventually noticed. "The file "xxxxxxx[xxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxx].json" could not be moved to the trash. Alfred 4.6.4 [1294] macOS Monterey Version 12.3 Thanks for your help!
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