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Workflows: Hotkey trigger doesn't pass prefix text to workflow [Fixed v.2.0.4 pre-release]


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As of Alfred 2.0.3:

  • Create a hotkey trigger
  • Select action `Pass through to workflow`
  • Select argument `Selection in OS X` *or* `OS X Clipboard contents`
  • Enter a text prefix 

When this hotkey is pressed, the prefix is ignored - it is not prepended to the OS X selection / clipboard content - only the selection / clipboard text is passed on to the next workflow step.

 

I'm not sure these combinations were  ever *meant* to work, but the UI currently allows them.

 

I can see how these combinations are useful, though:

For instance, you could use the prefix text to pass a flag to the next workflow step signal[l]ing that input was provided via hotkey (+selection/clipboard content).

 

 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Thanks, Vero.

 

It works in principle, but the prefix isn't passed through if there's no selection in the frontmost app.

 

Is that the intent? I'd rather see it passed through unconditionally.

 

I think you're probably right. I've re-opened the ticket to have a think about this before 2.0.4 is released :)

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