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  1. I do a lot of screencasting and screen sharing on Zoom, and I also use Alfred's Snippets feature, which displays the expanded text on screen when it's invoked. I'm afraid I will someday soon expose some sensitive data on my screen when I use snippets while sharing. I'd really like the ability to mark certain snippets as "hidden" so they do not display like the example below. I think this would greatly enhance the security of the data we store in Snippets. Thanks for considering.
  2. I found myself chatting with people from time to time and needing to send equations. Obviously when Latex is available it's preferable but sometimes it's not. As a result I need a solution that requires zero installs but formats text a little better than you can get with the standard characters on the keyboard. Example: let's not say x^2 but x². Let's not say sqrt(x) but √(x). I want to be able to do this without looking up characters in a character table and I don't want it to add to how much I have to type much. Enter snippets. They allow for decently complex notation without needing Latex. Because this is just unicode it works in most browsers and on most smartphones as well. Github link.
  3. I noticed that when I use text expansion in VS Code, the snippets don't expand fully. It seems to occur when the Markdown All in One extension is enabled. I've opened an issue here: Text snippets don't expand correctly when using text expansion, with Markdown All in One enabled · Issue #200 · neilsustc/vscode-markdown. I did some additional testing with TextExpander and I wasn't able to reproduce the issue when I expanded snippets in TextExpander, when the Markdown All in One extension is enabled in VS Code. Would there be something about how Alfred expands snippets that differs from how TE handles text expansion, that could be causing this issue in VS Code? I've only really noticed this issue in VS Code, and when the Markdown All in One extension is enabled. I've been using Atom as my primary editor and don't have this issue there, so this seems to be caused by some sort of interaction between VS Code (with the extension enabled), and Alfred. I don't suppose you have any insights that might be helpful in troubleshooting this?
  4. Update: I appreciate the responses. After reflection, however, I think I misstated my issue. I'll restate it (hopefully more clearly—sorry for the confusion): Upon entering the first character of the keyword trigger for the expansion, I am presented with a list of the available expansions in my Alfred window. In the case of a couple of my expansions, I would prefer to have (some of) them not appear until the entire keyword has been entered. Thanks again… I've set up several text-expansion workflows, each triggered with a 4-character keyword. My problem is that the workflow is activated (and the expansion completed) after only typing in 1 character of the 4-character keyword. And I want Alfred to complete the expansion only after the full keyword had been entered. Ideas? Many thanks.
  5. I've just installed Alfred 4. I've made sure Alfred Text Service is added under Security and Privacy on Chrome Preferences. I restarted my computer. But I keep getting message that Finder is blocking text expansion. Help, please?
  6. Basically what I want is instead of "auto expanding" what would be nice is to type your keyword, and then hit tab to expand it. Example: (you type) lorem + TAB which would equate to Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.
  7. Snippets Simple, document-specific text snippets Version: 1.2 Download on Packal Have you ever been taking notes and realized that certain terms or phrases were going to be used repeatedly? You don't have the time or really the desire to create all new TextExpander snippets for these terms or phrases, but you'd also really like to shorten your typing. That's where Snippets comes in. Snippets is a dead simple Alfred workflow that allows you to use simple snippet syntax while writing, and then seamlessly convert your text to its full glory. The set-up is simple. As you're typing, and you realize you want to make a snippet, simply prepend your snippet with ,, (comma comma). Then, when you get a free moment, create a "snippet dictionary" to tell Snippets what that snippet means. To create the dictionary, simply wrap it in ^^^ (triple carets). Here's an example: This is an example of ,,sn. ,,sn is a fantastic workflow for ,,a! ^^^ sn: `Snippets` a: Alfred ^^^ That's all there is to it. Once your dictionary is complete and you have finished typing, either copy the text to the clipboard and use the keyword snip, or assign a keyboard shortcut for even quicker results. When you activate Snippets, the text above will instantly become: This is an example of `Snippets`. `Snippets` is a fantastic workflow for Alfred! It's so simple. Double-comma before the snippet; dictionary wrapped in triple-carets with snippet: expanded. Nothing more, nothing less.Hope this helps, stephen GitHub page: https://github.com/smargh/alfred_snippets
  8. I recently read this blog post about text expansion: here by our very own David Ferguson, about text expansion. I love this idea, and have used it thousands of times. But, I was thinking that there should be an output option to simply paste whatever text in the frontmost app. The only difference between this and the "copy to clipboard" output would be that you could use this for text expansion and wouldn't flood your clipboard. Please implement this in the next update!
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