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Shouldn't we be able to invoke Universal Actions on ScriptFilter JSON items even when arg is null?

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Alfred 5.5.2257


In light of my recent discovery of the (apparently old) feature in Script Filters where the actionable bit for Universal Actions can be customized via the "action": { ... } key, I've been playing around.


One thing I noticed is that for items with null/empty args, the <TAB> key to enter Universal Action picker will not activate. To me, this feels like a bug, or at least an artifically-imposed limitation. Reposting the example JSON from the other thread here.


Example - try actioning the "Thing with no arg" item below


cat <<EOJ
{ "items": [
  { "title": "Fruit",
    "arg": "Apple",
    "subtitle": "arg='Apple' ua='Orange'",
    "action": {
      "auto": "Orange"
  { "title": "Folder",
    "arg": "~/Documents",
    "subtitle": "arg='~/Documents' ua='~/Desktop'",
    "action": {
      "file": "~/Desktop"
  { "title": "URL",
    "arg": "https://www.alfredapp.com/help/workflows/inputs/script-filter/json/",
    "subtitle": "arg='Alfred JSON help' ua='https://alfredapp.com'",
    "action": {
      "url": "https://alfredapp.com"
  { "title": "Thing with no arg",
    "arg": "",
    "subtitle": "arg='' ua='~/Documents'",
    "action": {
      "file": "~/Documents"


Edited by luckman212
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