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  • 3 weeks later...

Not sure if this is the same issue or a slightly different one, but it appears the Workflow template hotkey shortcuts are all still configured for iTunes rather than Music and are no longer functional. I used these heavily and daily prior to Catalina and iTunes->Music and would love to see them return. Screenshot of workflow settings in question: 



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@dontworrybehappy Perfect, thanks for that! :)


While those items are labelled iTunes, they should still work as expected in Catalina. Could you check Alfred has automation allowed (ticked) for Music in the macOS Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Automation? If it is, perhaps try unticking and re-ticking, then restart Alfred.


I've just done a small change in the latest 4.0.8 b1134 pre-release to update the labels to Music if using Catalina.




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@Andrew Home run for you! That's exactly what it was. That setting was off and toggling it did the trick. I have a theory that when I moved from Alfred 3 to Alfred 4 recently, I probably hit Deny on a few of the installation prompts asking for additional permissions and one of them could have been for the Automation setting in question. In any event, thank you Andrew!

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4.0.9 - Still said iTunes in my Play Pause workflow for me so I removed and rebuilt workflow but now is blank text and so added in my own title ?

However I dont know if this was the behaviour before but if I dont have music app launched and have previously played something.

Triggering to Play launches Music but doesnt start playing anything, you have to go into Music find something to play and then the trigger will work, I thought before it started playing something such as Favorites mix ?


FYI there is a number of references to iTunes in the UI of Prefs

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@adamprocter In the screenshot you provide, you have those keywords disabled in Alfred's default results (the very bottom checkbox)... so the missing text will just be in your own Workflow.


You could disable your workflow, and tick the "Show these keywords in Alfred Default Results" to see Alfred's default iTunes / Music keywords.


I'll fix the iTunes reference :)

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