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Delay timer between workflow items AND/OR multiple levels of "actions"


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I would love to have the ability to create a delay between a trigger or input and the resulting action and output in workflows. In addition to the delay timer, adding the ability to create multiple levels of "actions," where one action was followed by another in sequence, would greatly enhance the power of workflows.

 

For example... If I create a workflow that uses more than one custom url to search, and if the urls are set to open in a browser other than the defualt browser, and if that non-default browser is not already open, only one of my custom urls will open in the correct brower. The others open in the default browser.

 

Enabling a delay would allow the non-default browser time to open before it recieves the custom urls. This could also be accomplished by the multi-leveled "actions."

 

I'm just starting to mess around with Alfred 2, so maybe this feature is already included and I'm just unaware of it. If not though, I would really like to see either and or both of these features added.

 

Thanks for your hard work Alfred team

 

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I would love to have the ability to create a delay between a trigger or input and the resulting action and output in workflows. In addition to the delay timer, adding the ability to create multiple levels of "actions," where one action was followed by another in sequence, would greatly enhance the power of workflows.

 

For example... If I create a workflow that uses more than one custom url to search, and if the urls are set to open in a browser other than the defualt browser, and if that non-default browser is not already open, only one of my custom urls will open in the correct brower. The others open in the default browser.

 

Enabling a delay would allow the non-default browser time to open before it recieves the custom urls. This could also be accomplished by the multi-leveled "actions."

 

I'm just starting to mess around with Alfred 2, so maybe this feature is already included and I'm just unaware of it. If not though, I would really like to see either and or both of these features added.

 

Thanks for your hard work Alfred team

 

The only issue with a delay timer is that, that time required will vary all the time. The more things you have open, the less ram is available, the slower its likely to open. There are also a number of other things that would affect this. I'm not sure if the other browsers have this but Safari can be told to always show in a new tab as opposed to opening multiple windows.

 

Also, a delay could be included in your script as well. You could check to see if the browser is open, if not, open it, delay a short amount of time, then open the urls.

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