How do you *create* new tags?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Deguello, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. Deguello macrumors 6502

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    Probably a stupid question, but I can't find the answer.

    I get that we're limited to 7 colors, but surely we aren't limited to 10 total tags.
     
  2. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    Just type them into the Save dialog, or by clicking on the triangle by the document's title bar.
     
  3. Martin29 macrumors 6502

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    You are limited to the ten.

    I've been trying this all day, and typing in the save dialog just edits the tag which happens to be selected. and there's no way to add an additional one.. At least that I can see.
     
  4. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    As soon as you start typing in the Save dialog field for tags, you get "Create new tag qwe" which you can click on or press return on.
    You can also enter new tags in Get Info.
    You only get the first 10 in the drop-down list, though.
     

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  5. Deguello thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I expected something a bit more centralized, but that works.

    Thanks.
     
  6. Futurix macrumors 6502

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    The centralised management is in Finder's Preferences window :p
     
  7. Deguello thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Explain to me how I can create new tags in Finder's preference window.
     
  8. Fed macrumors 6502

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    This. I was also confused when I tried to create tags in the Finder window however felt rather stupid when saving a file and being prompted with it. Rather intuitive when you think of it - why would you create tags for files that don't exist yet?
     
  9. Deguello thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The fact that you have to think about it kinda makes it seem like it wasn't so intuitive.

    The flip side, though, is why would you create a document, or modify one, just to create the tags you wanted to apply to documents that already do exist?

    There's nothing intuitive about having to create tags via a document's saving mechanism as opposed to in Finder's preferences where existing tags are managed.
     
  10. alvinclub macrumors newbie

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    except from get info to delete, got any short cut key to untag file or folder? :confused:thx
     
  11. tkermit macrumors 68030

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    Manually assign a shortcut to the Finder's Tags... menu item ?
     

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  12. alvinclub macrumors newbie

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    I see, thx! :)

    but wonder why apple don't add a "X" to untag juz like the pervious version. :p
     
  13. MacInTheCrack macrumors member

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    Are you saying that you are only able to assign tags to 10 files total?
     
  14. Fed macrumors 6502

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    Your logic doesn't follow. 'Why would you [modify an existing document] to [create tags for] documents that [already exist]'.

    Well, because one is modifying the document, obviously.
     
  15. Deguello thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, my logic follows.

    I have 500 existing Word documents that I want to tag. I want to tag them with some combination of tags, it doesn't really matter for this discussion what they are, and these tags are not among the defaults.

    In order to tag my existing Word documents, I have to create or modify a document of some kind and add the new tags during the save process of that document before I can tag any of my existing 500 Word documents.

    It would be far more straightforward to be able to go to Finder --> Preferences --> Create New Tag and then create the tags I want to use. Then go to Finder and tag my documents.
     
  16. Martin29 macrumors 6502

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    To summarize.

    Tags are a great idea. A good addition to Mavericks.. But not yet fully or properly thought through and integrated.

    I shall be using them a lot, but hope to see a better implementation in the near future.
     

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