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I know there was some discussion two years ago about Alfred losing focus when switching to an active window or app, and understand the concerns. But since I've been using Alfred over many years, it's been the one issue that has made Alfred more of an issue at times than it needs be. For example, if I'm running a calculation in Alfred but do not hit Return, switch to another window to grab data to add to the formula, and return to Alfred, the contents are empty. What I'd prefer is something like this:

  • Start an equation (eg, 23*.03) but do not hit Return or Enter
  • Switch to another app to select another number to add
  • Switch back to Alfred: the equation in progress remains


Any reason this could or should not be doable?



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@dtoub you can get back to the previously typed query using the up arrow after showing Alfred. You can also automatically show the last typed query if within 5 minutes with an option in Alfred's Advanced prefs.




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On 7/2/2019 at 6:38 AM, dtoub said:

Perfect. Both work and enable what I wanted. Thanks very much!

It doesn't work for my use case, where I trigger with a keyboard shortcut. Any solution for that?

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