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Opening files set as "Stationary Pad"


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Steps to reproduces

– Create a TextEdit file a save to Desktop

– Select file in Finder and Get Info, check the "Stationary Pad" option.

– Double clicking the file in Finder opens a copy of the original

– Opening using Alfred opens to original

 

Was able to reproduce every time using different file types, bbedit, Mou, TextEdit. 

 

Alfred version - 2.5.1 (308)

OS X version - 10.10.1

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Steps to reproduces

– Create a TextEdit file a save to Desktop

– Select file in Finder and Get Info, check the "Stationary Pad" option.

– Double clicking the file in Finder opens a copy of the original

– Opening using Alfred opens to original

 

Was able to reproduce every time using different file types, bbedit, Mou, TextEdit. 

 

Alfred version - 2.5.1 (308)

OS X version - 10.10.1

 

This is the first time I've come across the "Stationary pad" option in OS X, but having taken a look, it appears to be a feature unique to Finder. It seems to open a copy of the original file so that you're not editing the original.

 

Alfred simply tells OS X to open the file you've selected, and it's then down to OS X to use the correct application to launch the file; Alfred has no control over this part of the process. 

 

However, it's likely that the action you're looking for can be done using AppleScript and an Alfred workflow, so it may be worth popping a post in the Workflow Help & Questions section :)

 

[Moved to Closed, as this behaviour is outside of Alfred's control]

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