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Menubar icon duplicates

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Salutations all,

 

Probably two updates/several months ago – I can't pinpoint exactly when the issue started – Alfred began spawning three identical menubar items.

 

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It's never more than three, and I have not seen two instances either.

Functionality-wise, there seem to be no negative effects.

When I delete one or two instances, the others remain working fine.

After quitting the duplicate processes, until only one process remains, after some time the duplicates reappear again. (I can't pinpoint a specific event or timeframe for this).

Alfred is naturally set as a Login Item, though AFAIK, a restart doesn't produce the duplicates. 

 

Activity Monitor shows three processes as well. 

 

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It's definitely not a use-breaking issue, though the behaviour is somewhat odd.

 

Maybe look into this on a low priority? Thanks!

 

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@eightohnine Alfred won't allow multiple instances to be launched, but certain workflows might manually launch the Alfred application.

 

As such, the best place to start is to take a look at the workflows you're using which include scripts that could be launching Alfred. 

 

Let me know how you get on :)

 

Cheers,
Vero

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