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[SOLVED] Create hotkey workflow for when Alfred is open or try to match Spotlight?

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I have the keyboard shortcut for Spotlight's 'search Google with query' (CMD+B) ingrained in my head (also I use it all on the time on Macs I can't install Alfred on). However, Alfred only offers Ctrl+Return for the same functionality. Barring any secret way to change this Alfred can I make a workflow that does the same thing. I know I can make a workflow that triggers on a hotkey but I want it to only activate when Alfred is open otherwise I lose the ability to say make text bold (CMD+B) in TextEdit. Thanks!

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Welcome @stevemoser,

 

49 minutes ago, stevemoser said:

I know I can make a workflow that triggers on a hotkey but I want it to only activate when Alfred is open

 

Hotkey Triggers have a Related Apps tab. You can drag Alfred there and make it so your Hotkey will only trigger when Alfred has focus.


The rest of the Workflow might not be obvious, as you’ll need to grab Alfred’s text and use that as the query. Here’s a ready-made Workflow.

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