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sirdharma
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Greetings,

 

Searching for contacts in Alfred behaves differently than Spotlight in the following cases, which I would love to see implemented in Alfred:

  • Alfred does not match non-accented letters to accented letters while Spotlight does. For example I always enter "franc" when searching for my contact card (my first name is François). Spotlight returns all results containing "franç" while Alfred does not.
  • Alfred does not match any contact when searching for the second part of an hyphenated name. For example I would like Alfred to match my friend François-Xavier when I enter "xav", just like Spotlight does.
  • Alfred does not match any contact when searching for the second part of a name separated by a space while Spotlight does.

I understand those situations must be less frequent for english speakers but they would mean a lot to me! ;)

 

Regards,

François

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Greetings,

 

Searching for contacts in Alfred behaves differently than Spotlight in the following cases, which I would love to see implemented in Alfred:

  • Alfred does not match non-accented letters to accented letters while Spotlight does. For example I always enter "franc" when searching for my contact card (my first name is François). Spotlight returns all results containing "franç" while Alfred does not.
  • Alfred does not match any contact when searching for the second part of an hyphenated name. For example I would like Alfred to match my friend François-Xavier when I enter "xav", just like Spotlight does.
  • Alfred does not match any contact when searching for the second part of a name separated by a space while Spotlight does.

I understand those situations must be less frequent for english speakers but they would mean a lot to me! ;)

 

Regards,

François

 

All of these things have already been addressed in Alfred 2.2 which will be in pre-release by the end of next week :)

 

For now, try this workflow filter which can do diacritic (accented) insensitive and word based searching:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6749767/Alfred/Workflows/Contacts%20filter%20like%20v1.alfredworkflow

 

Cheers,

Andrew

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All of these things have already been addressed in Alfred 2.2 which will be in pre-release by the end of next week :)

 

Awesome news, thanks! I have just switched to the pre-release channel for Alfred as I can not wait for this to be fixed ;)

 

Cheers,

François

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