Assign global hotkeys to your most used folders
Is there one folder that you access over and over again during your day? You know which one I’m talking about: the one with the current project, or the constant reference folder, the one with your secret plans to take over the world.
With the Powerpack you have a very quick way to access it: just assign a global hotkey to the specific folder that will either open it in Alfred’s File System Navigation or call it up in Finder. Done.
Assign Global Hotkeys to Alfred Extensions
Extensions add the awesome sauce in terms of customisation & advanced features in Alfred and with version 1.0 you now have another way to access them quickly:
assign global hotkeys to your individual extensions (and optionally pass a parameter)
You could then have a quick hotkey which:
- shows you how much battery time you have left (using this extension) so you can save precious real estate in your menu bar
- shows or hides the desktop and all icons on it (for example with this extension)
- toggles wifi on or off (have a look at WifiToggle here)
And so much more! This might be a good time to check out our extensive library of user-created extensions if you’re looking for some inspiration. Then get excited about how productive you’re getting and do a little happy dance. Well, up to you of course :).
Wishing you a productive day,
The one in which you set up global hotkeys
Want quick access to your files, apps or scripts even without having to call up Alfred?
Then global hotkeys (available to Powerpack users of the latest release) are for you! With them you can set up system-wide keyboard shortcuts — maybe for your most-used document, application that you call up all the time or, if you’re a scripting fan, to access quickly your saved AppleScript goodies.
To set these up, just go to Preferences > Features > Global Hotkeys :).
The one in which you assign global hotkey to open website(s)
With the new 0.9 feature - Global Hotkeys - you can assign system-wide shortcuts to your apps, files or scripts. One potential use is then having a hotkey that opens a set of your most-used websites.
In the example below, I’ll set a script to satisfy my morning newspaper reading.
Open up AppleScript Editor and copy in the following (substituting with your own selection of websites):
open location “http://www.nytimes.com/”
open location “http://news.bbc.co.uk”
open location “http://www.cnn.com”
Save the script, then open up Alfred Preferences > Features > Global Hotkeys, click to add new and enter the full path to the script that you’ve just created.
Now you’ll have these accessible with just a single global hotkey! :)