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Snippets don't work when Secure Entry is locked by iTerm


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Snippet function worked couples of days ago (4.2.0), this issue very possible due to new version released (4.2.1 in 13th November)


Mac Version:


$ sw_vers
ProductName: macOS
ProductVersion: 11.0.1
BuildVersion: 20B29


Alfred Version:

Alfred 4.2.1 [1187]


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https://github.com/marslo/marslo-test/blob/issues/screenshots/alfred/snippets-not-work-mac-11.0.1.gif (upload limitation for accessory size)

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@marslo As per the error message in red in your clip, iTerm 2 has taken secure input. While this error is showing, no apps can expand snippets, as iTerm 2 is restricting other apps from seeing your keypresses, and therefore from being able to expand snippets.


Quit iTerm and keep an eye out for errors such as the one shown in your clip.


More on secure entry here:




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