I have nearly 1,500 tags. Somehow, they are all marked to appear in the sidebar. My MacBook Pro is 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 with 16GB of memory, but it still takes 7 seconds for Finder to remove just one of them via Finder Preferences. Is there anyway to remove all of the tags from the sidebar using Terminal or by some other means? I do not want to delete them, just remove them from the sidebar. Thanks!
To remove all Tags at once, from the Sidebar in Finder, uncheck Recent Tags under Tags in the Sidebar preferences in Finder:
Finder > Preferences... > Sidebar > Tags > uncheck Recent Tags
This stops Tags from appearing in the Sidebar in Finder without deleting the Tags that have been set.
Yes, put the cursor on the Tags heading in the sidebar. To the right of this the word Hide should appear. Just click Hide.