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My other TYPE-text-shortcut sparks off Alfred


OmarKN

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Hi and good day,

 
 
I don't know how to solve this in a better way than quitting Alfred.
 
 
Sometimes I'm using a typing-from-the-clipboard-shortcut (instead of pasting), however this starts Alfred (which I have set with ⇧ twice to open the little fast-entry window).
 
Is there a way to avoid this behaviour?
 
Or how to deactivate Alfred for a while instead of quitting it?
 
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with best regards,

Omar KN

Stockholm, Sweden

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The reasonable solution is to use a more sensible hotkey for Alfred.

 

When you simulate keypresses (by typing from the clipboard), applications literally can't tell the difference between that and real keyboard input, so two uppercase letters results in Alfred registering two ⇧ presses. That is to say, Alfred is behaving correctly in accordance with the (inadvisable) way you've configured it.

 

So fundamentally, the cause of the problem is a bad choice of hotkey. ⇧ and ⌥ are often used for inputting text, so you shouldn't use them for global hotkeys (except with F-keys) unless combined with ⌘, ^ or fn (which aren't used for text input).

 

If you change the hotkey to double-tap ^ or ⌘, you shouldn't have the issue.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Thank you!

 

I wanted to use ⇧ but the "double tap" message didn't disappear = couldn't clear all of it, so I set it to: double tap .

 

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with best regards,

Omar KN

 

Stockholm, Sweden

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