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YAHHHH!! I don't know how to use my computer without Alfred

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Upgrade the OS and lost Alfred license, made me realize that I don't know how to use my mac anymore.......

 

Have to wait for a human being to reply to my lost license..... pain...... never again.. I gonna tattoo my license on my back so this doesn't happen again

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really thinking buying the license again, so I don't have to wait for the eamil reply for the lost license.... MEGA SUPPORTER X 2 does this buy me special badge? haha

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6 hours ago, dunkaroo said:

Upgrade the OS and lost Alfred license, made me realize that I don't know how to use my mac anymore.......

 

Have to wait for a human being to reply to my lost license..... pain...... never again.. I gonna tattoo my license on my back so this doesn't happen again

You upgraded to Sierra? But what about Karabiner config? 

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:D I go to bits every time Alfred isn't running.

 

I hit my hotkey and nothing happens. Oh, Alfred isn't running! I'd better launch it. So I hit my Alfred hotkey again, 'cos that's how I launch apps.

 

Nothing happens, of course, and I spend the next half second panicking "WHAT DO I DO NOW?" until I remember there are other ways to start applications.

 

 

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@Vero thank you sooooo much. Now I can finally dance with my mac again. Love you guys great work!!

 

@nikivi I am pretty much port everything from karabiner function with hammerspoon and KM. I will do a little write up and post here later today. 

 

@deanishe same here took me a while to remember wait I can do to finder. Application folder. Or spotlight. Also all the workflow that I setup. My fav is one key press search current selection in google. Best thing ever. So simple but yet powerful. 

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@nikivi

 

Here is my solution for the "Launcher Mode" with KM which is what I think you are most interested. There are some pro and con compare to Karabiner.

Pro: You can nest more then 2 layer deep if you wish.

Con: maybe not a con depends on what you think, You can not make every key a special modifier key instead you have a global trigger key then trigger the key sequence. It's kind like the "Leader" key in Vim

 

Basically I setup a hotkey to trigger KM palette (for the 1st character action) , then to trigger another palette (for the sequence letter action)

You can find my original thread at KM here

[SOLVED] Need help with special use for “palette” (Proting Launcher mode from Karabiner)

This is an example for say

"S" alone trigger open "Sublime Text"

"S + S" trigger "Screen Shot"

 

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I pause in the above setting, that's the time it wait between the 2 characters. The macro will run action 1 if nothing is pressed in 0.2 second.

The benefit with using KM is after you trigger the global hotkey you are in no rush to press the 1st letter, the timer start only when the 1st character is pressed. You can also change that timer differently for each setting to fit your typing style.

 

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Couple interesting stuff I found alone the way, KM cannot tell the difference between mac keyboard BUT if you have an external keyboard it will be able to.

https://forum.keyboardmaestro.com/t/double-tap-control/202

 

KM to enable Karabiner's "__HoldingKeyToKey__"

Macro Trigger Option Using Long Press of Hot Key [Example]

 

Better Touch Tool have some really interesting function too

- Able to send hotkey to a "Background" app without bring it to the front.

- Interesting Key Sequence trigger, beside usual string trigger, it can be use with modifier key alone, say tap "cmd" then tap "opt" to run an action.

- can pop up a context menu with current "app menu" under mouse cursor, it's super handy for me with a super wide monitor where the menu is at FAR top right, so annoying to turn my head just to use the menu when I needed. ( But @Benzi fuzzy menu search totally kick ass for this problem !!)

 

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