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Add "update" keyword, to trigger app update automatically.


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Hey.  The new notification for updates on the alfred box is cool, but the implementation is pretty interrupting.  Right now I see it when I pop up Alfred to do something, so I end up doing this:

 

1. Pop up Alfred, spot the notification, but already a bit into what I was trying to do.

2. Finish typing whatever, open the app, file, or workflow.

3. Hopefully remember the update when I am done with the current context.

4. Open alfred with the keyboard

5. Use the mouse to click the update notification.

6. Use the mouse to click the update button in the preferences.

7. Wait.

8. Click again to relaunch.

 

That's cool, but really quit intrusive.  I would much rather this flow:

 

1. Pop up alfred, spot the notification

2. Finish tying whatever I opened Alfred to do.

3. pop up alfred

4. type "update <return>"

5. do whatever I was doing

 

...and Alfred is silently updated in the background without bothering me.  Maybe opening the changes in the background or something to let me know what changed, but otherwise just staying out of the way.

 

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Adding an 'update' keyword seems like an obvious and quick addition.

 

I do love Chrome's auto-updating technique, just waiting until the next reboot to install updates. I don't know if that makes sense for Alfred, but it sure is convenient…

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