Help! I can't rename tags anymore

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#1

Steps to reproduce

I am going in to rename tags by right clicking in the tag pane

Expected result

I expect to see a Dynalist right click menu that allows me to rename the tag

Actual result

Instead I get a browser right click menu, not the Dynalist right click menu

Environment

I am using a Macbook Air with MacOS Sierra 10.12.6 and I am running Dynalist in a Chrome Broswer v63.0.3239.132


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#2

Sorry to hear that!

You mentioned “can’t rename tags anymore”, so it used to work for you before? Did something change? Like did you install any new add-ons?

From our end, we didn’t make changes to this recently, and from my brief testing it seems to work.

I see in the screenshot “DEADLINE” seems to be selected, was that automatically selected by the browser?


#3

I can reproduce this, but for me it only happens for tags listed under # All Tags!

It does, however, work like expected for all tags under # Document tags.


#4

Hi Lucas

Since posting my query I have found the same. A rename tag function across all documents would be handy but I can work within this limitation.

Thanks for getting back to me and thanks for your work on Dynalist. It is the centre of my working universe and I couldn’t live without it now, I think.


#5

Hi Peter,

Yeah, that’s what’s happening. Renaming currently only works on document-level tags, sorry about that!

And thanks @Lukas for being awesome again!


#6

Any plans on fixing this? Isn’t ability to rename all tags the priority?


#7

Not yet, sorry.

Although easy to implement for us, renaming potentially thousands occurrences through all your documents is quite risky. The undo/redo model we have right now only works reliably within a document.

I understand the need to rename tags across all, making sure the process is undoable is also an important part. Sorry about the delay!


#8

Sure, just to add some context - this is what I’m dealing with.
Coming from Workflowy, which ignored Case. There are many of these duplicated throughout the 838.

It’s honestly made tags pretty redundant in DL (luckily, I hardly used them).

While I’m at it - is there any way to sort alphabetically?

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#9

Yes, you can sort them using the A-Z button at the top of the panel:

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#10

Ah, that was obvious, thanks!

EDIT: Another weird quirk -


#11

Most likely these ghosts are hidden by some filter (e.g. hidden because they’re checked).

Is that the case for you?


#12

I’m sorry, I don’t know what you mean.


#13

Try changing your checked items to “show” and try again. Like this: Incorrect Tag Counts?

It might not be your problem though…


#14

Oh right you are, yes they were hidden. :ok_hand: