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Make it possible to read & set the "Find Pasteboard"


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I just tried out Alfred, in order to create a few sample workflows to go with my own app "Find Any File".

 

When going thru the workflow examples, I was delighted to see how easy it is to use the current Clipboard or Find Pasteboard when using a keyboard trigger.

 

However, when using a keyword trigger, there is no such similar option offered. It took me quite a while to see that there is no way to get the Find Pasteboard with the {…} macros. Since there is already one for {clipboard}, I'd think adding one like {findpasteboard} shouldn't be too difficult, right?

 

Currently, it seems, my only way is to invoke a shell command with 

pbpaste -pboard find

 

I still wonder why this option was added to the hotkey trigger, without adding it similarly to the keyword trigger alongside? Or, when the "Find Pasteboard" option was added to the keyboard trigger, wasn't it obvious that this should also be added as a {...} macro to make it more generally available?

 

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5 hours ago, tempelorg said:

I still wonder why this option was added to the hotkey trigger, without adding it similarly to the keyword trigger alongside?

 

You can't add everything, and this is very easy to do with pbpaste.

 

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