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Joshua Nichols

Alfred slow to open on Mojave

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I checked back through the forums and didn't see anyone talking about this, but Alfred is opening really slowly for me ever since upgrading to Mojave.  It feels like a 1 to 2 second delay before it appears.  This means that very often I'm accidentally typing my search into whatever application I was in before Alfred is available.  Alfred used to be instant like Spotlight, and Spotlight still is instant, but Alfred is not.


Any ideas?  Is this Apple's doing?  One or two seconds may not seem like a lot, but it's at least ten times slower than it used to be, which means all my muscle memory (from 8-9 years of use) is messing with me.

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@Joshua Nichols There are a few things that could be at play here, as Alfred should be as fast as ever.

  • Did you just upgrade to or install Mojave? Is the CPU high while macOS does its first index? If so, that could be slowing your Mac down generally
  • What's your hotkey? If you're trying to use Cmd + Space and also have the "Hold Cmd for Siri", it's likely slowing things down while macOS waits to work out if you want to call up Siri or not. Disable that feature if you're not using it. More details here: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/troubleshooting/cmd-space/#dont-show

Those are the two most obvious things to check out. 



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