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Allow to create hotkey or external trigger to 'Quit apps'

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I use this feature very often and would really love to assign a hotkey to it. I can emulate opening of alfred and typing 'Q ' to it and then start typing what app I want to quit but this is quite ugly.

 

Ideally I wish I could just have 'quit apps' object and on entering it I get a list of all active applications like here but without 'Q' in input : 

 

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This would be really wonderful to have. Thank you.

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It's a hack but work. In this example I set the keyword to quit app to "xx"  (you can change to a pretty emoji icon if you want, you will need to do some Googling for how to input unicode in applescript)

 

Create a super simple workflow

Hotkey to trigger (Show list of app to quit)  -> Your hotkey to trigger Alfred -> then a applescript to type the "xx" keywork

 

It's more or less a macro hack

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@nikivi Given how straightforward a hotkey trigger set to pop up Alfred is, I'm not sure how much simpler a solution you want? The workflow literally consists of a single Hotkey object, with the action "Show Alfred" and the text plus a blank space filled in as argument.

 

I've used the keyword "quit" there because I've left mine to defaults, but you can change it to "q" if that's what you're using.

 

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Cheers,
Vero

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Yeah that is what I meant. You can do this but but I just dislike how there will be 'quit' there as query every time I call this object. It would be so much nicer to have a clean query and just a list of applications that are running.

 

It's mostly due to aesthetics and it looking better with the separate object approach. 

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@dunkaroo Glad it's helpful :) I try to publish tips as often as possible to help everyone discover creative uses for workflows and features!

 

You'll find a stack on the blog:

https://www.alfredapp.com/blog/category/tips-and-tricks/

 

And more in-depth tutorials on the Guides and Tutorials page:

https://www.alfredapp.com/help/guides-and-tutorials/

 

Cheers,
Vero

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@nikivi Did you ever find a solution to this issue? Like yourself, it drives me crazy, too.

 

I'd love to attach a hotkey directly to the Quit function. Just searching in Alfred using the keyword brings in unnecessary clutter.

 

I've tried one or two workflows in the past - from Packal, I think - but I remember them being unusually slow, at least compared to Alfred's built in Quit function.

 

Thanks!

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