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I have a very simple workflow that makes sure I can copy some text (an article ID), press the Alfred button combination I defined, and then the text I copied is added onto an URL. Like this:




I use the "Open URL" Alfred object for this. The finished link is opened in Chrome. This used to work fine, I could copy text from anywhere (Safari, email, Word document), and it would open in Chrome. Now, however, when I press the key combo in, say, Safari, there is just a short "blink" on my display, a new empty Chrome-window is opened (though Chrome doesn't become the active application), but no URL is opened ...


Has anything changed in Alfred? Or is Chrome the culprit? Because if I set the URL to open in Safari, it works just fine. What should I do?

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Hello @digidandy,


We can’t properly help you without access to your Workflow.

Debugging can already be hard with access to the code, and you’re asking us to guess yours from a description. There are multiple places where you code or Workflow setup may be going wrong. Without looking at it we’re shooting in the dark, which is a waste of time for everyone involved (including you).

Read the Reporting Problems with Workflows topic, as it gives a nice overview on how to build an effective report.


A video (you can record your screen with QuickTime Player) might also be helpful, so we can see the “blink”.

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I can confirm the issue isn’t with Alfred, as I can’t reproduce the problem. It works fine in multiple browsers.


4 hours ago, digidandy said:

Or is Chrome the culprit? Because if I set the URL to open in Safari, it works just fine.


That would indicate Chrome to be the culprit, yes.

  1. Which version are you on (go to chrome://version/ in the address bar)?
  2. Does the same problem continue if you use Chrome Canary?
  3. Have you restarted Chrome?
  4. Have you restarted your computer?

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