How do I delete tags?

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#1

I’ve seen that supposedly ALT-Click will delete tags from the tag pane, but it doesn’t seem to work here. I’ve got piles of old tags attached to older list items; I’d like to clear those out, but can’t seem to find a way? On Mac OS.

Thanks!
rich


#2

bump…


#3

Just wondering if anyone has heard about progress on deleting tags globally. I’ve stopped using tags because without ability to easily delete, it becomes sort of a mess.

Other than that, Dynalist is the absolute best!


#4

bump… any word?


#5

Ctrl/Cmd+Alt+Click for individual tags


#6

hmm - that just pulls up a rename box. What am I doing wrong?

thanks!


#7

I’m not on a Mac. Try Alt+Shift+Click


#8

Nope - doesn’t work. Oh well - thanks for trying! I guess it’s time for Dynalist support.


#9

Its just Alt+Click, but you cannot be focused on that line ie. cursor elsewhere. Sorry, just realised you are referring to the tag pane.


#10

In the tag pane, right click and choose “Rename”. Rename it to empty. This is faster than deleting them individually, but it only works on a per-document basis.

In other words, only for the tags under “Document tags”.

I hope that helps!


#11

That’s useful to know. Thanks Erica.

Can’t help feeling that solution is a bit unintuitive though . Maybe a right click option to delete would be helpful? Also, a global delete option? Personally, I have some tags which have a long life, and others which are more tactical and only used for a short period, so the ability to delete all instances easily would be welcome.


#12

So frustrating! Doesn’t seem to do anything; I right-click (or ctl-click, or alt-click) the tag I want to delete, but I don’t get a rename - I just get the Firefox contextual menu. Mac OS Sierra, latest version of Firefox.


#13

You have to right click on the document tag list in the tag pane. Doesn’t work on the all tags section.


#14

Yup - that’s what I’m doing.


#15

Ok, I agree it’s kind of hidden and hard to discover without asking. Will add to our todo list.


#16

OK, it appears that Firefox has contextual menus dependent on right-clicking; as I understand it, for devs with pages that need right-click functionality the devs are supposed add code to disable Firefox’s contextual menu in those areas.


#17

A screenshot might be better:

Does this work for you?