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good day.

 

could you explain me how Alfred searches?..

 

why Alfred does not search "activity monitor" application by "monit"?

but for the "acti" - without problems.

 

and at the same time it searches e.g. "application loader" application and by "appli" and by "load".

 

whats the difference between "activity monitor" and "application loader" in this context?

 

 

see screenshots - https://www.monosnap.com/image/n2EA7ZIhHpzeflVhycU3C6EIY

 

 

I've tried to change Alfred settings parameter "apps matching" but without effects.

 

 

thanx.

 

 

 

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good day.

 

could you explain me how Alfred searches?..

 

why Alfred does not search "activity monitor" application by "monit"?

but for the "acti" - without problems.

 

and at the same time it searches e.g. "application loader" application and by "appli" and by "load".

 

whats the difference between "activity monitor" and "application loader" in this context?

 

 

see screenshots - https://www.monosnap.com/image/n2EA7ZIhHpzeflVhycU3C6EIY

 

 

I've tried to change Alfred settings parameter "apps matching" but without effects.

 

 

thanx.

 

Alfred should (and does) match Activity Monitor with 'act' and 'mon'. The first thing I'd suggest is to reindex OS X using the shortcut in Alfred's Advanced prefs. After this completes (it can take an hour or so), type 'reload' in Alfred.

 

Leave the 'apps matching' on the default setting as that shouldn't affect this :)

 

Cheers,

Andrew

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it seems that the reason has been found :)

 

in the post linked in the previous reply Andrew said:

>Alfred uses the same lower level OS X metadata server, but performs different queries

 

why not assume that there is an error in those "different queries"?

Andrew, please, could you re-check this point?

 

 

 

I know that my English is far-far from ideal...

I've tried to say that spotlight and (that, in my humble opinion, is more interesting) the "locate" terminal command work fine.

and I think that is the guarantee that macos is indexed well.

 

I set up -i and -E options of mdutil a long time ago.

but now I've run these commands in the terminal again.

after the macos reindexing I've reloaded the Alfred app cache and even restarted Afred :)

 

result - the same.

 

so, only Alfred does not find this "activity monitor" application by "moni".
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it seems that the reason has been found :)
 
in the post linked in the previous reply Andrew said:
>Alfred uses the same lower level OS X metadata server, but performs different queries
 
why not assume that there is an error in those "different queries"?
Andrew, please, could you re-check this point?
 
 
 
I know that my English is far-far from ideal...
I've tried to say that spotlight and (that, in my humble opinion, is more interesting) the "locate" terminal command work fine.
and I think that is the guarantee that macos is indexed well.
 
I set up -i and -E options of mdutil a long time ago.
but now I've run these commands in the terminal again.
after the macos reindexing I've reloaded the Alfred app cache and even restarted Afred :)
 
result - the same.
 
so, only Alfred does not find this "activity monitor" application by "moni".

 

 

Could you please download this app and drop activity monitor into it to show the metadata:

 

http://cachefly.alfredapp.com/tools/AlfredMetadataTool_v1.0.zip

 

Cheers,

Andrew

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here is the result:

 

--------------------------------------------------

/Applications/Utilities/Activity Monitor.app
 
Internal File Metadata
======================
 
 Display Name: Мониторинг системы
    Alt Names: Activity Monitor.app, Мониторингсистемы, ActivityMonitor, Мс, AM
    File Type: com.apple.application-bundle
     Comments: 
     Keywords: 
    Last Used: 
 
Raw mdls File Metadata
======================
 
kMDItemAlternateNames          = (
    "Activity Monitor.app",
    "\U041c\U043e\U043d\U0438\U0442\U043e\U0440\U0438\U043d\U0433\U0441\U0438\U0441\U0442\U0435\U043c\U044b",
    ActivityMonitor,
    "\U041c\U0441",
    AM
)
kMDItemAppStoreCategory        = "Утилиты"
kMDItemAppStoreCategoryType    = "public.app-category.utilities"
kMDItemCFBundleIdentifier      = "com.apple.ActivityMonitor"
kMDItemContentCreationDate     = 2013-09-09 06:52:55 +0000
kMDItemContentModificationDate = 2013-09-09 06:52:55 +0000
kMDItemContentType             = "com.apple.application-bundle"
kMDItemContentTypeTree         = (
    "com.apple.application-bundle",
    "com.apple.application",
    "public.executable",
    "com.apple.localizable-name-bundle",
    "com.apple.bundle",
    "public.directory",
    "public.item",
    "com.apple.package"
)
kMDItemDateAdded               = 2013-10-23 07:27:28 +0000
kMDItemDisplayName             = "Мониторинг системы"
kMDItemExecutableArchitectures = (
    "x86_64"
)
kMDItemFSContentChangeDate     = 2013-09-09 06:52:55 +0000
kMDItemFSCreationDate          = 2013-09-09 06:52:55 +0000
kMDItemFSCreatorCode           = ""
kMDItemFSFinderFlags           = 0
kMDItemFSHasCustomIcon         = (null)
kMDItemFSInvisible             = 0
kMDItemFSIsExtensionHidden     = 1
kMDItemFSIsStationery          = (null)
kMDItemFSLabel                 = 0
kMDItemFSName                  = "Activity Monitor.app"
kMDItemFSNodeCount             = 1
kMDItemFSOwnerGroupID          = 0
kMDItemFSOwnerUserID           = 0
kMDItemFSSize                  = 11578595
kMDItemFSTypeCode              = ""
kMDItemKind                    = "Программа"
kMDItemLanguages               = (
    ar,
    ca,
    cs,
    da,
    Dutch,
    el,
    English,
    fi,
    French,
    German,
    he,
    hr,
    hu,
    id,
    Italian,
    Japanese,
    ko,
    ms,
    no,
    pl,
    pt,
    "pt_PT",
    ro,
    ru,
    sk,
    Spanish,
    sv,
    th,
    tr,
    uk,
    vi,
    "zh_CN",
    "zh_TW"
)
kMDItemLogicalSize             = 11578595
kMDItemPhysicalSize            = 13504512
kMDItemVersion                 = "10.9.0"
--------------------------------------------------
Edited by sumatra
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Andrew, "activity monitor" - is the example only.

 

there are many apps that Alfred cannot find by the second word.

"Network Utility"

"System Information"

...

 

it seems that something wrong with cyrillic (in my case).

 

Alfred finds applications without cyrillic in its name fine.

"Google Chrome", "Microsoft Word", "Air Video Server"... without problems.

and the only difference in the result of "Alfred Metadata Tool" between these applications and the applications mentioned above, is the absence of Russian letters.

 

this problem is not in any way critical, of course. :)

but if you fix it in future versions, it would be perfectly

 

 

and I don't have power pack license yet.

there was no reason for it.

"workflow based solution" - does it solve the whole problem or is about specific app "activity monitor" only?

 

 

thanx

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