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I am a relatively new Alfred user, and just discovered the wonderful file navigation functionality. But I've been frustrated by one aspect of it, probably missing something obvious: how do you expand a path when moving a file? For instance, when navigating to a file, both ⌅ and → expand the path; but then when moving a file, both ⌅ and → simply execute sending the file there. This means that I effectively have to type out the entire path name of the destination directory. Surely I am missing a better way of doing this?

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@Cappyboppy I’m unsure if I understood your issue, but does ⇧⇥ work to autocomplete? If so, look under Alfred Preferences → Features → Actions → General → Show actions and disable the keys you don’t want to action items.

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@vitor Right, the autocomplete is not working. Neither ⇧⇥  nor just  autocompletes. (And I experimented in the Action preferences, as you suggested; if I mark ⇥ as Show Action, ⇧⇥ still does not autocomplete.)

 

Any other ideas? Very strange...

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Okay, I've now tried tabbing on multiple computers using the same Alfred profile, and it doesn't work. Does that mean that a Workflow is likely causing the problem?

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30 minutes ago, Cappyboppy said:

Does that mean that a Workflow is likely causing the problem?

 

Workflows can't interfere with Alfred like that.

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So I guess I'm just out of luck then? I have no idea where to even begin looking for another app that for some reason controls ⇥ in Alfred...

 

(And I did try it with a default profile, so it must not have to do with any of my Alfred settings...)

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1 minute ago, Cappyboppy said:

I have no idea where to even begin looking for another app that for some reason controls ⇥ in Alfred...

 

Try stopping everything in your status bar: most background apps have a status bar icon.

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To be sure, using tab to autocomplete only works if there is a single matching result - do you have only one result? e.g. when typing ~/Appl

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Oh. Yeah, that does work, actually... Thanks @leahcim, and sorry everyone else...

 

There is no way to make it so that the tab fill-in works for whichever result is currently highlighted? That seems like the obvious default to me...

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