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Better file type in file filter

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What would you think of a way to select a category of files for 'actions' (in File Filter) like audio or video. Drag & drop is fine but I don't always have all the file types I want to use for an extension on my computer.

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I would think the issue with this would be trying to keep an accurate list of what all constitutes those types of files. For instance, "images" may be accurately covered for you by 10 different file types. For others that work in that area all the time, that may not be the case.

 

By the way, not sure how you go about adding file types, but always remember that you can bring up the file type area and just pop up Alfred, and '<space> .etx' where .ext is the file extension that you want, find a single file, and just drag that file, directly from Alfred into the text box. That will add that file type to the filter area.

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Well in that case a "basic package" of what an image can be would be a start. Because as you said, it can be so many different extensions, I don't always have all the types on my computer.

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These broad categories are already baked into OS X - the "Kind" field that shows up when you do a spotlight search:

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Could Alfred use these? (I think that's the kind of thing the OP was referring to, right?)

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