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Hi there,

Apologies if this is a dumb question; I'm not a programmer or huge power user, but I do love the idea of Alfred's workflows.

 

In my day-to-day I use multiple browsers for different tasks. I love the fact that Alfred can include my Chrome bookmarks in search results, but I'd really like to be able to take a search result (ie. bookmark) and open it in a different browser - typically Firefox - if possible. If there's already a workflow that can do this then I'm happy to be pointed at that, however I wasn't able to find one just searching the forums.

 

I tried creating something myself, but not fully understanding the underlying flow of Alfred's workflows, I don't think I was heading in the right direction. Was going to kick off a keyword workflow - something like "ff" for Firefox - but then couldn't figure out how to get Alfred to continue doing it's search function to then bring up my bookmarks. Even easier would be to change the modifier key behaviour so that, when a search result is a bookmark, using Ctrl or Shift or Command (or something else) would allow me to choose which browser the bookmark opened in.

 

Looking for some guidance. Many thanks in advance.

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Hi @silverbenz, welcome to the forum.

 

7 hours ago, silverbenz said:

couldn't figure out how to get Alfred to continue doing it's search function to then bring up my bookmarks

 

You can't, basically. Alfred doesn't make bookmarks available to workflows. If you use Alfred's built-in bookmarks-search feature, you're stuck with Alfred's built-in bookmarks handling (i.e. default browser or owning browser only).

 

If you were using Safari, there's a workflow that could help, but there's no equivalent for Chrome, AFAIK.

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  • 2 years later...
On 4/4/2018 at 5:26 AM, deanishe said:

Hi @silverbenz, I see this post is from 2018, I wonder if since then Alfred4 has allowed access to  (whatever it is) that allows functionality to search bookmarks in Firefox, because they specifically state that a workflow can achieve this feature and recommends to look here for folks that already would have (have already) built this (these) workflow. A bit puzzled by deanishe, since obviously you know your stuff ...  😉

 

On 4/4/2018 at 5:26 AM, deanishe said:

 

You can't, basically. Alfred doesn't make bookmarks available to workflows. If you use Alfred's built-in bookmarks-search feature, you're stuck with Alfred's built-in bookmarks handling (i.e. default browser or owning browser only).

 

If you were using Safari, there's a workflow that could help, but there's no equivalent for Chrome, AFAIK.

 

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