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  1. Google Drive and iCloud are known to do a rotten job of syncing Alfred's preferences, and the online help advises against using them. The help is where people go when they already have a problem. In this case, that can mean GDrive or iCloud already lost all their stuff. I believe it would be more appropriate for Alfred to warn users before they try to use a sync service that is known to work badly. It might not stop them using that service, but it would at least be an informed decision. I know that I, for one, would be extremely annoyed to lose all my workflows and snippets to iCloud, then discover via the above help page that it's known not to work, but that isn't mentioned anywhere in the sync settings in Alfred itself.
  2. Hey! I am using the Dropbox auto-sync feature. How can I be sure that every time I change a setting it is saved? Both `Created` and `Modified` fields are set to the date I installed Alfred and the `Last Opened` is set to a couple of months ago where I probably double clicked the file. Is that normal? Thanks
  3. Greetings, Alfred Community, I use several cloud file sync apps like Dropbox, GDrive, Evernote, and Box.com. Most of these tools add a context menu to my desktop Finder window, allowing me to instantly share a file and copy the share URL to the clipboard. I love to use Alfred to FIND all those files quickly on my desktop, but it would be awesome to be able to copy a share URL right from Alfred instead of doing "Show in Finder" and right-clicking the context menu. First world problems, I know, but we're all about speed in here, and this would make many of us extra speedy.... Thanks for reading! Ted
  4. I'm a new user to Alfred and think it's brilliant!. Can't find this requested before, but would it be possible to put Alfred prefs sync in a DropBox sub-folder - purely to follow my established pattern for app data. So far it seems only possible to do it at the top level of Dropbox folders. EG: ~/Dropbox/Apps/Alfred/Alfred.alfredpreferences rather than: ~/Dropbox/Alfred/Alfred.alfredpreferences
  5. I am having a consistent issue with the keyboard shortcut on macOS Sierra. I have bound the Clipboard History Shortcut to SHIFT + APPLE + V (I have used this with another app for years - it is basically hardwired now) However, after a reboot the shortcut does not work. The only way I have found to get it to work is to go to ADVANCED > SET SYNC FOLDER Then change the Sync folder It is saved in Google Drive synced using inSync (not Dropbox - I saw a thread saying this could be an issue) What i have been doing is changing it to a tmp folder, then changing it back. This drives me a little nuts - any help much appreciated
  6. Is there some way to exclude a certain workflow from syncing between my two computers running Alfred? I'm using Dropbox to sync Alfred. The reason is that when I access computer A from computer B via screen sharing, pressing ALT + SPACE will Show Alfred on computer B, and not computer A. So I've set up an alternative Hotkey to Show Alfred. But now I need to be able to only use it on computer A, and not computer B. Thanks!
  7. Good day. If you add a snippet, and the 'name' field contains an emoji, it will not sync to other Alfred instances. To replicate: - Add a new snippet. - In the 'name field', add an emoji character. The keyword can be whatever you want, and the snippet can be whatever you want. - Close Alfred, allow a few moments to sync. - Check other Alfred enabled device - snippet is not there. To confirm: - Return to first instance, rename the 'name' field from emoji character to normal text. - Close, wait, sync. - New snippet shows on different instance. Version: 3, b652 Sync: Dropbox OS: El Cap
  8. Sensiblemadman

    Syncing - how to unsync

    Is there any way to unsync Alfred? I actually need quick access to my dropbox history more than I want my Alfred preferences to be in sync. Is there a way to unsync? I can choose a new folder, which I could just select a folder that isn't in dropbox, but that seems a little clunky. Is there a way to do this? Or any chance we'll get a clean "unsync"?
  9. I'm really interested in what users have done / if there is a best practice for keeping workflows, snippets, and other settings in sync across multiple computers? I recently started using mackup (https://github.com/lra/mackup) for my dotfiles, which is great. That utility supports pretty much any application so it should work just fine but I wanted to check to see if there is an accepted way to do this?
  10. carlesba

    Sync Alfred Preferences with iCloud

    I sync my preferences using iCloud folders but looks like Alfred only read/write preferences on start/quit, so I have problems syncing between computers as I usually doesn't close Alfred at all. I have to restart the app to see changes applied. Is there a way to improve this behaviour? I really appreciate that. Thanks.
  11. djtech42

    All Workflows Gone

    I had Alfred set to sync its preferences through iCloud Drive to keep them the same across two Macs, but I somehow lost my Powerpack workflows in the process. The preferences for Alfred on one of my computers were reset as well. I have two preferences files in iCloud Drive now, one labeled Alfred.alfredpreferences and the other Alfred 2.alfredpreferences. Deleting the second one returns my preferences to the ones I had, but the workflows are still gone in both files. (checking the folder within the alfredpreferences package) These files are the only Alfred preferences files left on the entire drive. Is it possible to recover the workflows?
  12. I can't use Dropbox on my work computer. I've set up a git repo to sync preferences between by Macs, which I'd very much like to place inside a dot-folder (i.e., ~/.alfred). However, the dialog for Choose Sync Folder will not let me see this dot-folder to choose it for syncing. Normally "Cmd + Shift + ." toggles hidden files and folders in a choose file dialog, but this doesn't seem to be working in Alfred. There's no way to manually type in the path that I can see, so I seem to be stuck. Any suggestions? I realize I can remove the period from the .alfred and manually hide the folder using "chflags hidden ~/alfred" -- will go with this if necessary, but for consistency I'd prefer to keep the dot in front if possible.
  13. It would be very nice to be able to selectively sync certain workflows. I have Alfred on my primary machine (Mac Pro) and on my laptop. Due to very different storage configurations there are some paths that are just not the same between the new machines. Example #1 When I try and launch Cheaters via Alfred even though the cheat docs are in my Dropbox folder in the same place, the path to the Dropbox folder is in a different place on my desktop vs. laptop. Initially I kept a snippet with the correct path for each machine and I'd just open the workflow and paste it in. It works but is slow. Because I'm a bit dim sometimes it didn't occur to me to use symbolic links on one of the machines so that the workflow works both places now. Still, it would be nice to be able to change the workflow on one machine and then just mark it as Do Not Sync anymore. Example #2 As I've been writing this I was thinking of another use scenario. There are several workflows I want to be the same on both machines, but there are a bunch of workflows that I just don't need on my laptop. In those cases too it would be nice to not have sync be an all or nothing scenario. Just a toggle for Sync/NoSync
  14. I just thought of this! My alfred prefs are saved in dropbox and are synced, so every workflow etc' are immediately updated! What if we could have the clipboard history saved there as well? That would mean immediate sync of clipboard and snippets!!! How cool would that be? UPDATE : just checked, and snippets are indeed synced! so just clipboard items then.
  15. Hi, I'm thinking about upload my alfred.Alfredpreferences folder to my Github dotfiles repo and I wanted to know which folders contains sensible data to add them to .gitignore. I know that clipboard and some workflows should be treated as sensible data but I want to know if I should add more folders to this list. Another question I have it's if this UUID contains sensible info too and what's its purpose Alfred.alfredpreferences/preferences/local/<UUID> Thanks!
  16. I've got 2 file filter workflows that I created on my work machine where the settings is synced. I just set up sync at home too and I got the two file filters but when I open up Alfred and try to use the filters I can see them but they can't find any files. As soon as I start to write the filter the fallback searches are found. The folders and files the workflow searches are the same on both computers (they are also synced and located at the same paths) so I really don't understand why.
  17. I use to use Alfred on 2 different computers (home and work) and I'd like to know whether there's any suggestion about how to sync settings in different devices. I read once that is not a good idea to use Dropbox, is that right? Thanks
  18. Repro: (1) set to sync settings in a dropbox folder, (2) add a custom web search, (3) close preferences, (4) reopen preferences, expect to see new addition, actually its not there View repro video: http://screencast.com/t/kndRE4aWLBB Alfred v2.3 (264) OSX 10.9.2 Dropbox v2.6.33 continual repro, haven't found a workaround yet
  19. Alfred syncs the relative position of its window across machines. I think this is a bad idea. I have a monster 30" display on my desktop machine (where it's easy to miss things), but an 11" MacBook Air. On my desktop, I like Alfred to appear roughly in the centre of the display where I'm looking, but on the MBA it has to be near to the top of the screen or the full results list doesn't fit on the screen. While it's not a huge deal to have Alfred's window appear near the top of my 30" screen (once I realised what was going on—for a long time I thought Alfred had crashed), it strikes me as much more logical for window positioning (and size, where relevant) to be machine-specific rather than user-specific. I found it particularly confusing, as my theme was not synced (it wasn't installed on the MBA).
  20. afmpcuser

    Sync folder problem

    After I set sync folder in my dropbox folder my custom settings of alfred app are always drops to default settings (custom settings I mean: disabled HAT in search form, custom web search queries and etc). The settings are used only by one instance of program on one computer, I set sync folder only for settings backup not for sharing. Thanks.
  21. Steps to reproduce bug: 1. Made a number of customizations to the Clipboard settings, changing keystroke, size of clipboard, length of time to retain past clipboards. 2. Turned on Alfred settings sync to Dropbox for this Mac only, pointing to folder in ~/Dropbox/Apps/Alfred/ 3. Go back and check the Clipboard settings and observe that they have all reverted back to the Alfred defaults. 4. Restarted Alfred, made the same customizations to the Clipboard settings, restarted Alfred and the Clipboard setting changes are not preserved and are all reverted to Alfred's default settings. No other settings appear to have this problem. 5. To resolve the problem, I pointed the Alfred sync folder back to ~/Library/Application Support/Alfred 2/ (a folder not synced by Dropbox) and all the Clipboard settings were restored and continued stay as they were set and also kept any further changes I made those settings. 6. Have not had any problems with sync feature preserving other Alfred 2 settings. Details: Mac OSX 10.9.1 Alfred 2.1.1 build 227 Dropbox v2.6.2
  22. I have 2 computers to use alfred with powerpack purchased. And I added some custom web search(not workflow) such as google scholar and merriam-webster dictionary. It would be great if these infomation can be synced within the same powerpack account so that I won't need to configure them again on another computer.
  23. theade

    Sync - Mac Migration

    Hi there I'm in the process of moving to a new mac and having trouble syncing my Alfred settings. I'm moving from Alfred 1.3.2 on OSX 10.6.8 to 2.0.8 on OSX 10.8.4. I tried pointing the new client to the dropbox folder set up on the old machine, nothing. I moved the Alfred settings folder locally to the new machine, changed the sync folder, nothing - I point Alfred to the folder, click "Set folder and restart Alfred", it restarts, but I still have no snippets or anything else. I checked the contents of the snippets.alfdb file and it's definitely the one I want. A quick response would be awesome if poss as I'm losing time!! Thanks guys! Ade
  24. I have alfred on two computers. I changed the theme on one of my computers and the other one didn't change. I have already set up dropbox and preferences to sync over that. This makes me conclude that themes are not set up to sync like workflows are set up.
  25. iDevice Sync - v1.2 An Alfred 2 workflow for syncing your iDevices individually. Github repo or Direct download I highly recommend downloading this from Packal as they provide an updating feature for future versions of the workflow. http://www.packal.org/workflow/idevice-sync Features: A simple workflow that allows you to sync your iDevices by name. The workflow is triggered by the keyword "sync". Upon actioning, the workflow searches for all connected iDevices and lists them by name in an Alfred window. Actioning any of the iDevices in the list will tell iTunes to begin syncing the chosen iDevice. A notification is returned via the default notification system when the sync is complete. Known Issues: The method used for triggering the completion notification is a little hack-y and may be unreliable in some sync attempts. This will be improved as becomes possible based on the scripting ability of iTunes improving (unlikely).