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Alfred is a productivity application for Mac OS X

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Why are the apps in “/System/Volumes/Data/Applications” and “/Applications” the same in macOS Catalina?

When I use MacOS Catalina (Public Beta) with Alfred 4, I find that all the Applications installed via the Apple App Store or brew cask are duplicated in the candidate list. Any application in the /...
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Alfred Workflow to move multiple files to Dropbox Folder

I am very new to AppleScript. I frequently share files from my local computer to Dropbox folder. For example: From: ~/Work/hello.txt To: ~/Dropbox/zzz_ShareMe/hello.txt cp ~/Work/hello.txt ~/...
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Can we delete a trigger in Quicksilver?

I can add a trigger by clicking on + under Triggers -> All Triggers. But, I can't find a way to delete a trigger. Is it possible to delete a trigger completely in Quicksilver? Thank you
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Open private window in firefox with Alfred?

How can I open a private window in Firefox with Alfred? I have the powerpack but I still cant figure out how to do this. I think this package is out of date as I couldn't install it and its from ...
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how to integrate chrome search engines with a quick launch app like alfred

intro I use alfred to quick launch pretty much everything on my mac. I also use chrome custom search engines to quickly search for example jira/github issues etc.. so for example if a typical github ...
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Is there a way to make Alfred press 'Enter' key after workflow is done?

I have a simple workflow that I call on pressing CMD+D. It just calls Alfred and puts "define word_from_clipboard" in the search box. Then I have to press enter to run it. Is there a way to automate ...
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Synonyms for two apps

I want to remove the Evernote application from my computer, but I have built up a lot of muscle memory for opening Evernote using Alfred. Is there a way I can create a "synonym" in Alfred so if I ...
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How to customize the Alfred app to show full dictionary definitions without opening the dictionary app

I'm using the Alfred app for Mac OS X. One thing I can do with the app is search for words to define with OS X's dictionary. In the app it shows a short preview of the definition but to show the ...
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How to allow an application in Mountain Lion in the “Security and Privacy” settings?

Every time I was trying to use an Alfred workflow written in Applescript, I got the error "No user interaction allowed". In Mavericks there is an "Accessibility" option in the "Security and Privacy" ...
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does this scriptline need escaping

Very simple question, I need to know if the "query" parameter from Alfred still works My guess is, it wil not. If so, how do you properly escape? mysql -u [root] -p[foo] -e "create database [{query}]...
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How to always open new files in the top window of an already running instance of an application on OS X?

I run OS X Mountain Lion and open files in four ways: the Finder Alfred file search the open command typed directly into the shell shell scripts that run open and are triggered by applications like ...
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Command + Shift + N has stopped working in all apps. How do I fix it?

The keyboard shortcut cmd / ⌘ + shift + N no longer works on my MacBook Pro (mid-2009 15", FWIW). I've tested this in several apps, such as Sublime Text and TextWrangler, most of which use this key ...
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Search /usr/local/texlive directory with Spotlight

Having TeXLive installed on my Mac, I frequently need to consult documentation for some of the packages. It seems silly to Google this when I have the PDFs all on my HDD in /usr/local/texlive/2011/...
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Alfred - Open group of files with specific apps

I'm trying to create a way of opening a set of project files in multiple apps, using Alfred. I know about the File Group extension in the powerpack (I have this), but as far as I can see, there's a ...
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How to Prevent Spotlight from Indexing Non-Apps in /Applications Directory?

The only thing I need indexed in the /Applications folder are the .app files. Is there any way to setup a filter to have mds or Spotlight ignore everything in /Applications except .apps? Otherwise, ...