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App stopped working after restart: code signature validation failed fatally

I've been using Alfred (3 and now 4) for a long time, never had a problem. Yesterday I updated little snitch (hot fix), it's the only thing out of the ordinary I did. Well, I also had to restart the ...
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Disable new Alfred 4 question mark feature

Having Dash and other sorts of search engines, when I wanted to google something in Alfred 3, I'd prepend it with a question mark so Alfred would have no doubt I want to google that. Now, in Alfred 4,...
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Is it possible to show more preview subtext lines in Alfred search

When I search for something in Alfred, like in the dictionary result in the image below, it only shows one line of the subtext. Is it possible to show more lines? Especially for word definitions, I ...
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How to enable/disable Do Not Disturb from shell on Mojave?

I've searched far and wide, but obviously not enough, to find a solution for this on macOS Mojave. I found the answers here, but they don't work on Mojave: https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/303400/...
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In AppleScript or JavaScript how can you click menu item?

I need to change a theme using a script for Mojave, Alfred and Sourcetree. I've already successfully done this with Mojave and Alfred using this script: var alfredLightTheme = "Alfred" var ...
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Display an overlay while a hotkey is pressed

I have recently switched to a keyboard with a particular layout, and I'd like to setup a system-wide keyboard shortcut to display an image overlay on the screen while pressed. This image would be a ...
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Alfred doesn't see Simulator app

I installed Alfred on a 10.13 machine a few days ago and it doesn't see Simulator app. I tried to reinstall Alfred, clear Alfred cache multiple times, rebuild Spotlight index. No luck. It works ...
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Is there a way to disable the Spotlight hot keys via the terminal?

I am trying to make configuration of a new macOS system as automated as possible. I use Alfred and prefer to use Cmd-Space to trigger the Alfred window instead of the install default of calling off to ...
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how can I filter out unwanted search results in Alfred (ie node_modules folder, caches)

Been a user of Alfred for a long time, however whenever I search anything I get a lot of FUD results due to alfred also indexing all my web project node_modules directories. Is there any way to path-...
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Close recent windows of an application

I'm using Selenium in order to control multiple Firefox sessions at the same time. In this context, the OS handles each Firefox window as a different application. I want to build a workflow that'll ...
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How to make Alfred switch to currently open Chrome instead of opening a new window?

This used to be the normal behavior for me: I have a Chrome window A open The focus is in another program window B I bring up Alfred and type Chrome Chrome is the first result, selected by default I ...
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OSA Script failing for JavaScript All the Sudden

I'm running a simple Alfred 3 workflow as I always have but the osascript portion of it is failing all the sudden. I've restarted my machine and of course Alfred 3. This is the error I get in the ...
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Replace Specific Variables In Selected Text Via Script

So for my work, I am constantly generating links that have to variables that need changed (Ex. http://www.thedomain.com/ajdkeial.html?keyword1={keyword1}&keyword2={keyword2} ) The link is ...
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How to optimise my script, a script for opening new a new emacs instance only if no instance is present

I use emacs and I have written a script which is half in bash and half in AppleScript in order to do the following (first I write the code and then the pseudocode). We assume that a emacs daemon is ...
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Any key board shortcut to move application to another workspace in MacOS sierra? [duplicate]

I want my applications to be moved between workspaces with only keyboard in MAC OS SIERRA Is it possible to move application to next workspace by any open source free tools ? any alfred workflows? ...
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Disable slow window animation on OS X El Capitan?

I've tried the answers suggested in this question: How to turn off all animations on OS X But so far now luck. When an application has been recently opened, I can switch to it without seeing the ...
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how to check if a specific UI element is in focus apple script

I've searched a lot for this, but all answers talk about how bringing a whole window (or dialogue.. which is still a window really) into focus via activate etc. But I couldn't find any way of ...
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Alfred searching through directories and filenames at the same time

Lets say I have the following structure: ~/DOCUMENTATION/UBUNTU/CHECKINSTALL reference.txt Is there a way to configure Alfred so that when I type in the search bar "ubuntu checkinstall" it would ...
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Switching between fullscreen applications gets “stuck” on Space 1

I run all of my applications in full screen mode on a laptop without an external monitor. I almost exclusively use Alfred to swap between applications, since I'm frequently moving between more than ...
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Script to toggle internet sharing using Alfred

I tried many methods to toggle internet sharing with Alfred but its not working! Its driving me crazy! Can anyone please help me with an AppleScript which I can paste in Alfred and assign a hot key ...
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How to disable spotlight for Alfred El Captain

I have asked this question last year. In the link below. How to disable spotlight for Alfred But, since the settings now changed in El Captain the answer is not valid now. Please re-answer. I don't ...
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Is there a way to fetch the icon file path of an application using AppleScript?

I'm currently writing an Alfred workflow in which I want to retrieve the icon file path linked to an application. Is there any way to do so natively using Apple Script ? tell application "Finder" ...
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Launching Character Viewer (aka CharacterPalette) from command line

So, recently I have being using the Character and Keyboard Viewer a fair bit and set up simple Alfred keywords that toggle the launch/quitting of these apps so as not to have to leave the keyboard. ...
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Where does Alfred store web searches?

Where does Alfred store default and custom web searches that you create on your Mac?
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Is there an Alfred Workflow to install and view Alfred workflows?

I want a workflow like the cask / brew workflow for Alfred workflows. Does this already exists? e.g. auto completion, viewing and installing and removing right from alfred instead of searching google ...
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How to disable spotlight for Alfred

I use Alfred instead of spotlight but sometimes I accidentally press cmd + space( Spotlight Shortcut ) instead of double shift( Alfred Shortcut ). I want to disable Spotlight( shortcut + not run it in ...
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Search LaTeX documentation with Alfred

I'm using Alfred v2 on Mavericks. I would like to use it to quickly locate documentation of LaTeX packages (PDF files). I have TeXLive 2014 installed in /usr/local/texlive/2014. I added /usr/local/...
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Alfred Terminal / Shell Command does not work

In Alfred, if I type > ls must open iTerm2 with that command. Well, does not work for me. In Application if I select Terminal instead of iTerm2, works. If I select Application → Custom, it shows ...
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Open iTerm and execute some commands automatically

I need to open some terminal sessions via iTerm 2 and execute commands on each terminal (e.g. rails s ; rails c) How to do it via automator or alfred?
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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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How to get Alfred to run a terminal command and open one app twice?

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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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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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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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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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