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Can't Assign New Hotkey

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I'm trying to create a simple workflow to open a folder with a hotkey. I've done other hotkey workflows int he past with no problem. When I click in the box to enter the key macro (it's got the blue box around it so I know it's selected), it just does nothing when I enter any keystrokes. I went to one of my existing hotkey workflows and was able to modify the key macro, so it seems to only be impacting net new workflows. Anyone seen this before?

 

Alfred 4.0.1 b1078

macOS Mojave 10.14.5

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Could the keystroke be possibly assigned to another action already? Say an app is using it or maybe the system?

I used to have spectacle do the same issue. 

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11 hours ago, skarchmit said:

Could the keystroke be possibly assigned to another action already? Say an app is using it or maybe the system?

I used to have spectacle do the same issue. 

 

I don't think that's the case as I've assigned hotkeys that override system and app hotkeys a number of times with no issue. Alfred hotkeys take precedence over system/app ones. Unless that's changed w/ v4, but I don't think so?

 

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3 hours ago, stylophile said:

Alfred hotkeys take precedence over system/app ones. Unless that's changed w/ v4, but I don't think so?

 

I don't think it's so much a question of precedence as of restrictions that Alfred actively places on which Hotkeys you can set. I don't specifically know if these have changed in Alfred 4, but @Andrew certainly did make some changes to Hotkeys to improve their behaviour when keyboard mappings change.

 

He's the best person to spell out what you can and can't do.

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