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Alfred command: switch finder directory in same window

I am an avid user of the launch application Alfred. I already have key bindings to open specific directories but when initiated, they always open the directory in a new finder window. Im looking for ...
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Alfred 2 fails to launch after upgrade to Yosemite

I just upgraded to Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 and Alfred 2 fails to launch. In Activity Monitor, it reports that it is not responding, and the only thing I can do is Force Quit it. Console doesn't ...
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Web search with Alfred create new tab or new window randomly

I use google search with Alfred, but after I press 'Enter', sometime the searched content shows up in a new tab in Safari, which is what I prefer. But sometime a new window of safari is created ...
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Exclude apps from Spotlight results

Is there a way to exclude specific apps from Spotlight search results? For example, in my daily workflow I rarely open iTunes. So when I want to open iTerm2 it would be great to save the extra ...
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Find a file/folder within another folder with OSX UI

I often have project folders clientA, clientB, personalproj1 etc and often they all have commonly used files/filers e.g. They might all have myCode.js, so when I type myReusedCode.js in spotlight (or ...
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How to diagnose Finder losing icons for folders?

After a reboot several strange issues come up from nothing. Suddenly all system directory lost their icons: Desktop, Home, Downloads, Pictures, Movies... have the normal folder icon. Even in Finder's ...
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Alfred 2 script filter executable loading unusually slowly

I created a workflow for Alfred for searching DuckDuckGo and automatically displaying the results in the window, with a script filter. It takes ~4 seconds to start from Alfred. It takes 0.506s to ...
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Alfred: How to get Alfred to run a terminal command?

I often need to run multiple copies of an app, like VLC. For this I use the terminal and run a command similar to: open -n /Applications/VLC.app How can I create a shortcut with Alfred to run this ...
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Can Alfred search the content of files by default too and not just file names?

When I search for files in Alfred, I’m seeing that words within files (like rtf files, txt) are not being searched where in Spotlight, by default it is. Say I have a file called ‘file.rtf’ and in it ...
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How to switch from Spotlight to Alfred via Terminal?

I installed Alfred through homebrew-cask. I want to disable Spotlight and let Alfred be opened with Cmd+S. The first Terminal-based solution I tried was unloading Spotlight with sudo launchctl unload ...
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Aliases in Alfred: Keyword -> Open a specific folder in finder

I would like to define aliases (keywords) in Alfred so that by typing keyboard followed by RET, it opens a pre-specified folder in Finder. For example: p1 could be an alias for "project_1" that lives ...
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Applescript: Open current Safari tab in Chrome (Troubleshoot of working script)

So, I decided a while ago to run a Flash-free install of Safari. It's been really great, Safari seems much more stable overall and I barely miss it. But every once in a while I stumble upon a site ...
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How to open a searched file in Finder?

When I search a file in Spotlight, it provides me a good result. But the problem is that I want to open the file in Finder, instead of directly opening the file in an application. How can I open in ...
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Alfred Keeps Asking For Contacts Permission

I'm not sure what is going on. Every time I access Alfred, I get this dialog box, "Alfred would like to access your contacts." I always have to click "OK" before I can use the program. I have verified ...
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Applescript to change main monitor

Is it possible to record some actions for figuring out the right applescript? I'm looking for applescript to toggle my computer from screencast settings to regular: Regular: 1. Display Time. 2. Main ...
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Spotlight and Alfred can't find alias to Emacs.app

I installed Emacs.app with Homebrew, and used brew linkapps to create an alias in my /Applications directory. Since I updated to OS X Mavericks yesterday, Spotlight and Alfred can no longer see this ...
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Why my shell script doesn't work in Alfred 2 Workflow

I wrote a script like this, #!/bin/sh HEXO=/Users/cinvro/nvm/v0.10.15/bin/hexo cd ~/Work/hexo/cinvro.com/ $HEXO generate it works when I execute it in my terminal,but it doesn't work when I put it ...
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Applescript - the activate command makes application “half-active”

What I did: Using this link, I created the following Applescript: tell application "System Events" click (first button whose subrole is "AXZoomButton") of (first window whose subrole is ...
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Sublime Text like fuzzy filesystem search for Mac OS X

Currently I am using Alfred's filesystem navigation capabilities. It's pretty awesome, but sometimes I want fuzzy-search to match not only the filename but the full path. E.g. I want to find a pdf ...
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How do I stop Alfred from stealing command+shift+\?

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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Is there a way to retrieve a thumbnail of all the photos on an iPhone using Alfred Workflow?

I'd like to have a workflow for Alfred that enables me to get a particular photo from my iPhone directly in my clipboard using bluetooth or USB, is it possible to script ImageCapture to do that? ...
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Alfred extension or equivalent that brings a single window to the forefront

Right now, if I want to switch to a Sublime Text 2 window open to a "project" called foo, I can do option+space, type Sub hit enter and then hit cmd+` repeatedly until I arrive at the window I want. ...
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Can I extend Alfred with a command-line program to clean up the desktop?

I'd like to have something that I can run from Alfred or the command-line that can run "clean up desktop". What is a command-line program or apple script that will cleanup the desktop? Preferably ...
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Alfred takes longer to show results, database disk image is malformed

I don't know why, but about a week ago I started seeing a lot of errors like this in system.log: 9/15/12 5:55:21.769 AM Alfred[263]: DB Query: select item, count(item) as used from knowledge where ts ...
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Alfred - Open selected url in browser

I'm looking for a way to open the url in clipboard with Alfred - using shortcut key. Can we do this ? Example: I select an url then I click a combo key. My browser will open that url
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Time Tracking App with Alfred integration

Is there a time tracking that integrates with Alfred, so you can start/stop time tracking using typed commands?
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How can I start Bluetooth tethering using the command line?

I'd like a quick way to start tethering using my iPhone, hopefully just using the keyboard. Using the bluetooth menu, I can choose the Connect to Network option in the submenu for my device, but is it ...
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Combining Finder's File Open/save dialog with Alfred

Finder's Open/Save File dialog is actually very dumb (in terms of flexibility). When I look for a file or its location, I can probably find it much faster using Alfred. However, in many cases, you ...
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.app extension in Spotlight or Alfred

I would like to have all applications names displayed without the .app extension in Spotlight or Alfred. Reeder for example is listed as "Reeder", whereas Sparrow is listed as "Sparrow.app". Which ...
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Spotlight and Alfred can't find Photo Booth

For some reason, neither Spotlight nor Alfred can find the Photo Booth app. The app clearly exists in the Applications folder, and it runs fine, but typing in Photo Booth to Spotlight only returns ...
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Why would you choose Alfred over Spotlight?

Mac OS X is already loaded with Apple Spotlight, why use Alfred? What does Alfred bring to the table that Spotlight doesn't?
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How can I add more destinations to Alfred's “move to…” results?

Currently, when I use Alfred to action the currently selected item in Finder (using Cmd-Opt-), and then selecting "Move to...", the only options that come up are "Desktop" and "Documents". Is there a ...
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Alfred toggles very slowly

On a MacBook5,2 running OSX 10.5, with only 2GB RAM, Alfred toggles very slowly, like up to 5 seconds after the keystroke. After I've just toggled it, it will toggle again much faster, but after a ...