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A lot of time, the webcam on our laptops (external or inbuilt) stop working and does not turn on unless you restart the machine. This workflow restarts the camera process. 


macOS prompts for user password (via the macOS's normal authentication flow) since killing a process requires sudo access. It's a one line script so nothing too crazy. Here's the script that can also be found in the workflow


do shell script "killall VDCAssistant" with administrator privileges


I created this workflow.


https://www.dropbox.com/s/s7pufygh3b9n3ol/Camera Restart.alfredworkflow.zip?dl=0


Disclaimer: Use at your own risk. Look through the workflow before using it




Edited by andy4222
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