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Swift Windows Switcher [Safari/Chrome tabs support]

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Hey @mandrigin, thanks a lot for the workflow!

 

Is it possible to somehow switch apps on differrent desktops?

 

I usually use about 6-8 desktops at the same time for an each app (not all of them at fullscreen mode though) and I move between them with keyboard shortcuts and it would be perfect if I'd be able to just hit w and move to app on another desktop.

 

Is it possible to implement?

Thanks!

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Hey! Thanks for the feedback!

I'm pretty sure it is not very trivial to do that taking into account internals of this workflow.
It is a useful feature though, I might try to give it another shot.

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I think the last time the problem wasn't with Swift, it was in AppleScript that actually switches the windows/tabs (that decision is to avoid adding one more app to the accessibility dialog). I hope I'm getting better at it, but I will appreciate any help!

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@mandrigin Thanks for sharing this workflow. It's awesome! I can't believe this is a "little weekend project." This thing is awesome!

 

Out of curiosity, do you see yourself adding multiple-spaces/desktops to it any time soon? I've tried a few window switching apps that are dedicated to this function, and I actually like your workflow's interaction better in many ways. My only problem is that I like to work on several desktops/spaces at a time.

 

@oldhgf By chance, did you have any luck tinkering with the desktops/spaces issue?

 

Thanks again for sharing!

Edited by Jasondm007
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@Jasondm007 oh, thank you sir!

It's a bit tricky, I tried addressing it a few times, but the implementation always was hella unstable, so I gave up trying (for now).

I hope, when I have some free time I will get to it, it's the biggest limitation so far.

The messages like yours are very encouraging, thank you for that! :)

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@mandrigin Just wanted to let you know that I very much enjoy this workflow! Like others, I too would like to see multi-desktop support. That said, I'm grateful for the contributions you've made to the community (and my productivity!). Keep up the good work!

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Hi @mandrigin By chance, is there any way to get Finder's tabs listed separately in the search results, like with Chrome and Safari?

 

Depending on the project I'm working on, I usually keep several Finder tabs open in the same window. However, it's often difficult to see what's open, depending on the monitor width and where they bunch up on the right-side (i.e., without right-clicking Finder in the dock or the "Window" list from its Apple menu).

 

In any case, since your workflow works so well for Safari and Chrome tabs, I just thought that I'd ask about Finder.

 

As always, thanks for your help!

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Hi @mandrigin - Is there a difference in the way this workflow's two script filters search - particularly with multi-word searches?

 

The reason I'm asking is that when I try to do a search with more than one term in the Window/Tabs filter, it never seems to work. But if I search using more than one term with the Safari filter it seems to work just fine.

 

I usually have a lot of PDFs open in different windows of the Preview app - for research-related articles, which all have pretty long titles - and I was just hoping to rely more heavily on your workflow to find the article I'm looking for. Thanks for your help!

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Hi, this looks just what I'm needing, but I'm getting "“EnumWindows” can’t be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software." when I press w then space. Does anyone know what is happening here? With thanks, Will

 

Edit: SOLVED: I found the answer here - with thanks @mandrigin.

 

https://github.com/mandrigin/AlfredSwitchWindows/issues/24

 

 

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