Creating keyboard shortcut to assign and/or view Tags


#1

Hey all,

For years I relied on a custom keyboard shortcut to view tags so that I could view/add tags without using the mouse. I set it up using these directions here but unfortunately that isn’t working on my new computer running Mojave 10.14.3 – any suggestions for how to set up an alternative keyboard shortcut? I’m finding not having this slows me down tremendously.

Thanks!


#2

This might be helpful. It covers both regular tags and color labels.


#3

Do not do the following if you want to have favorite tags defined

Open Finder > Preferences > Tags

Drag any “favorite tags” shown in the box at the bottom of that pane off the box, one by one, until you have “No Favorites”.

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Press Apple > Force Quit and then Relaunch Finder.

The shortcut should work again in Mojave. This solution works for me. Sometimes the machine needs reboot.


#4

Thanks–that ended up working for me! Oddly enough, though, it was the same directions as the other website, so maybe just needed to delete and re-add my shortcut. Regardless, thanks!


#5

Hmm, thank you–that didn’t work for me, but it was worth a try!


#6

Too bad. Works perfectly on 10.14.3. Need to follow the steps accurately and enter the shortcut correctly, of course. With the three dots (ellipses) after “Tags”. Press option+semicolon to enter the three dots.

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I used ⇧⌘T, but any shortcut can be used as long as it doesn’t conflict with the same shortcut used elsewhere on the machine.