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Curious, is it possible to trigger a workflow using [spacebar] as a keyword? I've always wanted to assign my own workflow to the cmd-space-space combo that Quick Search offers, but I can't seem to get it to work as seamlessly. Here are my steps to reproduce, what am I doing wrong?

 

1. First I enable Quick File Search

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Then I create a basic workflow with `'` as a the keyword

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Then I activate alfred with cmd space, press space again and I'm presented with Quick Search and my workflow. 

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Is it possible to configure this so that the workflow "Spacebar trigger" activates immediately when I enter the keyword instead of presenting me with the option to quick search too? Right now if I want to drill right in to the "Spacebar trigger" workflow I need to press cmd-space-space-down-enter instead of a simple cmd-space-space

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On 9/8/2021 at 12:15 AM, brapstallion said:

Is it possible to configure this so that the workflow "Spacebar trigger" activates immediately when I enter the keyword instead of presenting me with the option to quick search too?

 

It's not clear what you're asking.

 

Why don't you use a different keyword for your workflow if you don't want it to show up at the same time as Quick Search? Or a Hotkey to go directly to your workflow?

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my command to evoke Alfred is cmd-space, naturally cmd-space-space would be the next easiest thing to remember/use to activate a workflow seeing as my finger is already on the spacebar and i’m not required to remember a different key command. i suspect Alfred already knows this because quick find is preconfigured to activate when pressing the spacebar. I want to override this precondition and use spacebar to activate my own workflow seeing as i don’t use quick find. 

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On 9/12/2021 at 8:34 PM, brapstallion said:

I want to override this precondition and use spacebar to activate my own workflow seeing as i don’t use quick find.

 

But step 1 of your description is "enable Quick Search"? If you don't use it it, turn it off. Problem solved.

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