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Alfred Silent Mention
Alfred 4 workflow to silently type
#hashtags without them being linked or parsed by Twitter, Slack, iMessage, and more.
For example, you can type
@stop on Twitter without poor Doug Bowman getting a notification.
Or you could type
Amazon.com in Slack without a big annoying preview loading in.
- Have Alfred installed.
- Have the Alfred Powerpack installed.
- Download the Silent Mention workflow file, and double-click it to add it to Alfred.
- Customize the keyword if you want (default is
Invoke Alfred, then type
silent @username or
silent amazon.com or
silent #hashtag and hit return. The thing you typed will be pasted into the frontmost app, but will not be seen as a username mention, a domain link, or a valid hashtag.
How It Works
It works by inserting an invisible
U+2060 Word Joiner character in a location that breaks the parsing.
U+2060 is a special character that means “the things on either side of me should stay stuck together”. So, to Twitter, it looks like
@<U+2060>stop, but to a human's eyes, it is just
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