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I've been a longtime Launchbar user, but have decided to switch to Alfred for the workflows.

 

In Launchbar I was able to select text in any application and then press and hold my Launchbar shortcut (command-space) and that would send the text to Launchbar. From there I could simply type "wi" and then press enter to search wikipedia using that query. This feature is called "Instant Send" in Launchbar.

 

Does Alfred have a similar feature?

 

Thanks

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I've been a longtime Launchbar user, but have decided to switch to Alfred for the workflows.

In Launchbar I was able to select text in any application and then press and hold my Launchbar shortcut (command-space) and that would send the text to Launchbar. From there I could simply type "wi" and then press enter to search wikipedia using that query.

Does Alfred have a similar feature?

Thanks

Is it kinda like grabbing the text and then pasting it? Basically a clipboard manager?

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Is it kinda like grabbing the text and then pasting it? Basically a clipboard manager?

 

Not really but I guess that would be one way around it...

 

Maybe if the selected text is "Long way for Kansas" then that could be passed into Alfred and formated as "{cuser} Long way for Kansas" and then you could just enter wiki and hit enter... but can you even send text to Alfred and then send the cuser to the front?

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I've solved it...

 

Set up a keyboard hotkey trigger to take the selected text and then pass it into Alfred with the curser on the left and a space:

 

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Sorry about any time that I've wasted. :)

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On 01/06/2013 at 8:27 PM, dario said:

I've solved it...

 

Set up a keyboard hotkey trigger to take the selected text and then pass it into Alfred with the curser on the left and a space:

 

Screen%20Shot%202013-06-01%20at%2010.24.

 

Sorry about any time that I've wasted. :)

 

The screenshot is not appearing anymore.

 

Care to share again?

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On 13/12/2017 at 9:24 PM, Andrew said:

@Sridhar Katakam take a look at this workflow object: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/workflows/triggers/hotkey/

 

You can set the argument as the currently selected text in macOS, then configure Alfred to either show with this, or to pass this into the workflow :)

 

Cheers,

Andrew

 

Yes, thanks. I've discovered the same after posting.

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