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Dragging file results from Alfred to Finder


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Hi all,

I seem to remember that dragging one of Alfred's file results to a Finder's window resulted in a file ˆcopyˆ, but I just tried this and it results in in a file ^move^... has this changed recently, or am I remembering incorrectly? 

Thanks!

Giovanni

 

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2 hours ago, giovanni said:

has this changed recently, or am I remembering incorrectly?

 

It hasn't changed. In fact, I'm pretty sure that Finder decides whether the file is moved or copied, not Alfred.

 

In any case, Finder's/Alfred's default behaviour is to move the file if the destination is on the same partition, but to copy across partitions.

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thanks! that makes sense, I might be remembering adding files to email as attachments, which I do a lot more often. Would there be a way (perhaps in a separate workflow) to add a modifier key, to let the user copy a file to a new location? 

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10 hours ago, giovanni said:

add a modifier key, to let the user copy a file to a new location?

 

What happens to the dropped file is decided by the destination app, not Alfred.

 

If you're dragging a file to Finder, use its copy and move modifiers (⌥ and ⌘ respectively).

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