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Delay when showing Alfred prompt that wasn't there before

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Hi there! Long time user of Alfred Powerpack here.


I noticed that in the recent weeks, alfred has been slower to display the prompt. The way this manifests is I press cmd+space and cmd+V in quick succession, and often, my clipboard gets pasted in the focused app, and not in Alfred's prompt. If I consciously wait for a moment and then press cmd+V, everything works fine.


Maybe this was caused by a recent OSX update? I noticed that the OS's screenshot capability triggered by cmd+shift+4 also now has a delay that wasn't there before.


My OS version: 10.14.6

Alfred version: 4.1.1

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20 hours ago, Bemawr said:

I've had this issue before, I was able to fix it by


-System Preferences


-Privacy Tab

-Accessibility Section


Uncheck Alfred

Recheck Alfred


Restart Alfred 



Thanks! Unfortunately this didn't fix the issue for me.

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On 10/2/2020 at 4:09 PM, the21st said:

Maybe this was caused by a recent OSX update?


Probably. I am also on Mojave and noticed a slow down in some apps after the latest security update in September. Check for updates again—I had one today whose release notes specifically said they fixed the performance bug and I can confirm things are back to normal.

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22 hours ago, Andrew said:

@the21st this is almost always down to macOS still using cmd+space, usually Siri, but also Spotlight.


Check all 3 things on this page have been released from cmd+space:


hey @Andrew, thanks for reply. I do have Siri bound to cmd+space longpress, as that's actually quite useful and I want to use it side by side with Alfred. I guess I'll have to choose 😄 Thanks for the info.

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