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I'm assuming you have a crap-load of bookmarks in Chrome. Safari has a similar problem but it's much, much worse. For Safari I intentionally ignore the bookmarks menu because it's extremely slow. Chrome didn't exhibit the same behavior with the same number of bookmarks as Safari. I'm guessing it gets a lot slower as the number of bookmarks increases.

 

You're absolutely right - I had a exactly a crap-load of really old bookmarks in multiple nested folders I had entirely forgotten about - imports from other browsers and weird things like that. Works neatly now. Thanks for everything!

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The previously released menu search workflow has been universally panned due to the poor performance of the AppleScript that dumps menu contents. The caching of results worked very poorly as a stop-ga

Hi guys.   I've created a new version of this workflow with some improvements.   * Instead of a keyword I'm using a hotkey to trigger the workflow. I prefer CMD+SHIFT+SPACE but thi

Thanks for the great workflow!   It also seems to double as a bookmark search when used with Chrome, which can be pretty handy.

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@ctwise Thanks for you great work! 

 

Would it be somehow possible to include searching the menu bar icon menus (the right part of the menu bar) ? Could be a nice expansion feature for this workflow.

I have seen a few workflows using apple script to do this, but they are all kind of slow and break because of simulating the UI interaction.

One key benefit I see would be: Stable connection management of bluetooth devices (again only some apple script solutions that do not really work that great).

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On 5/12/2016 at 10:38 AM, ctwise said:

 

It still works with Alfred 3. It's likely you haven't enabled Accessibility for Alfred 3.

 

I can confirm that menu-bar-search still works for alfred 3 on MacOS 10.12 Sierra. For those who may not know how to enable Accessibility for Alfred 3 in MacOS 10.12, go to 

Preferences > Security & Privacy > Accessibility.  Then click the lock and enter your administrator password and use the '+' button to add Alfred 3 to the list.

 

Thank you ctwise for making this wonderful workflow.

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On 2/5/2017 at 9:11 AM, iNinja said:

 

I can confirm that menu-bar-search still works for alfred 3 on MacOS 10.12 Sierra. For those who may not know how to enable Accessibility for Alfred 3 in MacOS 10.12, go to 

Preferences > Security & Privacy > Accessibility.  Then click the lock and enter your administrator password and use the '+' button to add Alfred 3 to the list.

 

Thank you ctwise for making this wonderful workflow.

 

This!! Thank you!

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Hi guys.

 

I've created a new version of this workflow with some improvements.

 

* Instead of a keyword I'm using a hotkey to trigger the workflow. I prefer CMD+SHIFT+SPACE but this is configurable.

* Instead of filtering in ruby I'm using Alfred's Script Filter.

* I've upgraded menudump to support Alfred's Script Filter JSON Format (https://github.com/ascandroli/menudump)

* I'm using the new "match" field to match against parent menus too. (requires Alfred 3.5)

 

Using Alfred's Script Filter JSON Format makes this workflow very fast.

 

Please take a look and let me know what you think: https://github.com/ascandroli/menudump/releases/download/1.8.0/Menu.Bar.Search-v1_8.alfredworkflow

 

Cheers.

Alejandro.

 

 

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ohhhh I probably wouldn't have done this new version if I knew about Benzi Ahamed's swift implementation. It's fast indeed.

I think the sweet spot would be to have a swift version of the menu scrapper but let the Alfred's Script Filter do the filtering.

 

 

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