Search StackOverflow.com from Alfred
Author: Dean Jackson
Last Updated: 06/09/19 20:55:13
StackExchange Search for Alfred
Search for answers on StackExchange sites from Alfred 4+.
Get StackExchange for Alfred from GitHub releases.
The main action (keyword
stack) shows a list of all StackExchange
sites. Choose one to search it.
There is also a search for StackOverflow.com configured (keyword
.so), but it is easy to add searches for your own favourite
stack [<query>]— Choose a StackExchange site to search.
↩— Select site
⌘↩— Set as default site
⌥↩— Reveal site icon in Finder
⌘C— Copy site ID to clipboard (for adding Script Filters)
.so <query>— Search StackOverflow.com for
See below for syntax.
⌘+NUM— Open result in default browser
⌘L— Show full question title in Alfred’s Large Text window
Prefix a word in your
. (full stop) to indicate that
it’s a tag, e.g
requests .python will search for answers tagged
python with the query
Answered questions will be shown first in the list of results (and have
a green check mark on their icon).
You can easily add your own searches for specific sites by adding your
own Script Filter with the following Script:
/usr/bin/python so.py search --site <siteid> "$1"
The easiest way to do this is to make and edit a copy of the built-in
To get a site ID, use the site search (keyword
stack) and hit
the desired site to copy its ID to the clipboard.
You can also use
⌥↩ on a site to reveal its icon in Finder.
This workflow is released under the MIT Licence.