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Use same Editor to open any file

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On 8/9/2019 at 8:04 PM, deanishe said:

What do you mean exactly? It’s not very clear what you’re asking.

After finding a file using Alfred (typing space or single quote, and file name), is it possible to open the file with an editor I want? Currently, it seems to use different system default editors for different types of files, and sometimes even run the file in Shell. I'd like to set one Editor to open all files found through Aflred file search. Thanks

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3 hours ago, dfay said:

Regardless of file type?

 

In any case, you can do this by creating a custom File Action.

 

See https://www.alfredapp.com/help/workflows/triggers/file-action/ and https://www.alfredapp.com/help/workflows/triggers/file-action/

 

Cool. That's very nice!

 

I now can use these steps:

- search file

- use up/down arrow to select file if file is not first search result

- tab to open file action

- choose file action

 

I still wish I could simply do:

- search file

- cmd + number to select and open file in the editor I want

 

It'd be nice if configurable.

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59 minutes ago, ssppjj said:

It'd be nice if configurable.

 

It wouldn't work.

 

There's no application that can (usefully) open every kind of file. So you're basically asking for a feature that is fundamentally broken in a very important way. Such features do not get added to Alfred.

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12 minutes ago, deanishe said:

 

It wouldn't work.

 

There's no application that can (usefully) open every kind of file. So you're basically asking for a feature that is fundamentally broken in a very important way. Such features do not get added to Alfred.

 

Cool. I agree for now. Thanks for your input.

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