This is especially annoying on new computers when Alfred hasn’t learnt my preferences as Terminal.app would show up first in the results.
Quick googling shows two options:
- Add a Spotlight comment
- Add the app to your Spotlight “privacy”
Option 1 is made a little complicated owing to the fact that you can’t add spotlight comments to native “Utilities” app on the Mac. I managed to do this but this option doesn’t work.
At first, Option 2 might also seem tricky since the file picker doesn’t allow you to pick Utilities apps again. But there’s an easy workaround:
- Open Spotlight Preferences > Privacy Tab
- Open new Finder window & search for “Terminal.app”
- Drag Terminal.app search result to Privacy Tab on Spotlight preferences
- type “Reload” in Alfred
Now, whenever I search for “Term”, I only see “iTerm” show up in my search results.
Why I use iTerm is for another blog post. ↩︎