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Hotkey Toggling Visibility for Symlinked App


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I just finished setting up my new install of Yosemite, except for my hotkeys. I decided to use homebrew-cask to install a bunch of my apps this time around, which actually installs the apps to /opt/homebrew-cask/Caskroom/ and symlinks them into ~/Applications.

 

While my hotkeys are successfully switching between apps, "Toggle visibility for apps" doesn't seem to be working. It does work on my other apps that were installed through the App store, just not with those being symlinked.

 

I've tried with all of the different trigger behaviors and it doesn't seem to help.

 

I'm using the latest Yosemite and Alfred v2.5 (299).

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I just finished setting up my new install of Yosemite, except for my hotkeys. I decided to use homebrew-cask to install a bunch of my apps this time around, which actually installs the apps to /opt/homebrew-cask/Caskroom/ and symlinks them into ~/Applications.

 

While my hotkeys are successfully switching between apps, "Toggle visibility for apps" doesn't seem to be working. It does work on my other apps that were installed through the App store, just not with those being symlinked.

 

I've tried with all of the different trigger behaviors and it doesn't seem to help.

 

I'm using the latest Yosemite and Alfred v2.5 (299).

 

I can understand why this would be happening... have you tried just setting the hotkeys to link to the original apps rather than the symlinked apps instead?

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It does work if I use the original apps but the issue is (not that it's necessarily an issue with Alfred) that homebrew-cask installs the apps into directories named according to their version. Some of them are named "latest" which wouldn't cause an issue but the ones with specific versions would break my hotkeys every time I update.

└── homebrew-cask
    └── Caskroom
        ├── alfred
        │   └── 2.5_299
        │       └── Alfred\ 2.app
        ├── dropbox
        │   └── latest
        │       └── Dropbox.app
        ├── flowdock
        │   └── latest
        │       └── Flowdock.app

I understand that this might be somewhat of an edge case but I'd like to not have to update the hotkeys every time I update each app.

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I understand that this might be somewhat of an edge case but I'd like to not have to update the hotkeys every time I update each app.

 

I'm going to be making Alfred more symlink aware in the future, so I'll keep this particular use case in mind :)

 

[moving to noted for now]

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