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I use the program Alfred2, unfortunately it keeps trying to steal the keyboard shortcut CMD+SHIFT+\. How do I stop it from doing so? It conflicts with other apps such as Aperture.

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Apparently, one of the workflow hijacked the shortcut. Has nothing to do with Alfred itself.

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Sounds like you've already found your answer, but as a tip for the future, there's a search box at the top of workflows so when you feel your hotkey might be in use, type one of the characters there to bring up any workflows that use it. - Vero (one half of the Alfred team) –  Vero Jun 25 '13 at 7:13
    
You can select your answer as the accepted answer. –  Mark Jun 25 '13 at 15:56
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Note that, you can change hotkeys and keywords away from defaults, you'll need to refer to your own Alfred preferences to find out what they are.

Example for How to:

To set your hotkey, go to the Alfred preferences and view the General tab.

Type your key combo (ctrl, alt or cmd + space/character) to set it

and so on .....

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The problem is I can't find what cmd shift \ is set to in Alfred2, any ideas? –  erotsppa Jun 24 '13 at 23:15
    
yes, on the Alfred web site they list all keys –  Buscar 웃 Jun 24 '13 at 23:16
    
or some more info here technicallysimple.com/screencasts/alfred-2-hotkeys –  Buscar 웃 Jun 24 '13 at 23:18
    
Again, both the website and your link does not have any mention cmd shift \ –  erotsppa Jun 25 '13 at 3:17
    
Did you do this ? support.alfredapp.com/kb:persisting-preferences –  Buscar 웃 Jun 25 '13 at 3:28
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I don’t think Alfred uses that shortcut by default; that’s being used by 1Password for me. Do you mean CMD+SHIFT+/ (which takes you to the previous path used in the file browser?).

All the keyboard shortcuts that Alfred uses can be customised in the preferences. To get to the preferences, open Alfred, and press CMD+,.

If my guess is correct, then you want to select Features > File Search > Navigation and change the shortcut associated with the Previous Path. Click on the box to the right of that label, and either press a new keyboard shortcut you want to use, or press delete to just unassign CMD+SHIFT+/.

These instructions work in Alfred 2; I don’t have a copy of Alfred 1 to hand so I can’t remember how it works in that version. (And this assumes my guess is right, of course.)

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No I mean specifically cmd + shift + \. Which is set album pick in Aperture. It works when I quite Alfred2, but doesn't work when I launch it. –  erotsppa Jun 24 '13 at 23:14
    
@erotsppa: ah, I’ve just read your answer. Glad you found an answer. :) –  alexwlchan Jun 25 '13 at 6:44
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