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[SOLVED] Hotkey trigger copies selection to clipboard

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I created a workflow to open in a specific App the currently selected file in the Finder, via a hotkey trigger.

Issue is, the hotkey trigger action copies the file name to the clipboard in the process, which I don't want.


Seems like a bug to me, but not really sure if it is supposed to do that or not, I couldn't find any info on that.

Otherwise, how could I fix that?




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Welcome @BBenj,


It’s not a bug, it’s something Alfred needs to do to act on the selection. To keep the current clipboard selection, go to Alfred Preferences → Advanced → Selection Hotkeys and choose Restore previous clipboard item (uses more memory). Though it seems that option has a small bug as of now, not restoring the previous item if the current selection wasn’t already on the clipboard.

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Oh, I see. That just fixed my issue!

I do not have the bug you experienced though, it seems (on 10.15.3, Alfred 4.0.8 [1135]). I tried with a file I never opened before with the hotkey, and the clipboard was preserved.


Thank you!

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3 minutes ago, BBenj said:

I do not have the bug you experienced though


I’ll have to test it a bit more. It seems it depends on if you act on the selection or cancel it.

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