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Tags in Finder allows the user to class his files, with a little colored tag.

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Can I tag a file from Quick Look?

I'd be able to very quickly tag a bunch of photos for later processing.
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Automatically categorize downloads?

Usually, when I download something, I need to take a template action on it, depending on the file type. Mp3 files get imported to iTunes, wav and rex files to the sample folders, zips get unzipped (...
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Spotlight in Mavericks does not search Tags - how to enable?

I have defined a couple of tags in Mavericks. If I search inside Finder, tags work as expected: It recognizes that "Firma" is a tag. If I select it and press enter, it turns into "Tag:Firma". ...
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Are tags portable, and if so how?

I am a relatively new Mac user, recently bought a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.9.1. I see that there are tagging capabilities within the file system. I'm concerned about portability. If I get a new ...
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Applying finder tags to applications - What are the consequences?

I'm trying to put Maveric's new feature - Finder Tags - to a good use, so I have a bunch of installed applications, some I have read/write permissions but for some others I don't (All apps installed ...
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Bug with the automator action “rotate an image” and tags

I have the following bug. I have created a small app that rotates an image, with the help of automator. But when I apply this action to a file with tags, it removes all the tags of the file (by tag, ...
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Limit the scope of tag search in Finder on Mavericks

I have a fairly extensive file system with a large collection of images and a duplicate disc of those images and, additionally, some folders with images that are in process of some workflow. I have ...
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Using Maverick's tags on Mountain Lion

I have multiple macs accessing same data on a common disk (a time-capsule shared disk). The problem is that one of those macs couldn't be upgraded do Mavericks (it's running Lion). Is there any app ...
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Add Spotlight Comments without tags on OS X Mavericks

I would like to add comments to files or folders. On previous OS X versions, there would be a text field to add comments that become searchable via Spotlight. Now, in OS X 10.9 Mavericks the text ...
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List all tags in Terminal in Mavericks?

Is it feasible to list all tags already defined in OS X in Terminal? I know there are some third-party applications that list all tags, but I just want to use Terminal to find all tags, since I use ...
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Save the URL in Finder as a bookmark via Automator

Since the possibility to tag files in Mavericks, I save my bookmarks in Finder to be able to tag them and find them later more quickly. To do this I simply drag the URL in Safari to a my bookmarks ...
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Can't add tag to apache config or log files

In OS X X.9 Mavericks, I'd like to add a colored tag to my apache config file, which is under /private/etc/apache2, and to my apache log files, which are under /priavte/var/log I do not have the ...
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Possible to tag a folder via terminal?

Is it possible to tag a file or folder in mavericks via terminal command?
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How to make the tags appear the old way on Mavericks? [duplicate]

Is there a way to make the folders tagged in any color (red, blue, purple, etc.) appear in a more visible way than the OSX 10.9 way? For instance, on OSX 10.8, the whole title of the item was colored....
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How to list all untagged files in Mavericks Finder?

I'm trying to start using Mavericks tagging system, even though it has its bugs… I'm also evaluating Yep to better organize my docs, but maybe I can do without, if I can find how to display all the ...
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Finder in Mavericks will not tag files on network drives

Is there a workaround? How can I fix this? These files are on SMB shares to Windows servers with a NTFS file system. Is there a better way to connect to windows shares? Please guide as I am new to the ...
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How to enable missing tag search in Spotlight?

OS X Mavericks adds better support for tags. You can search tagged files using Spotlight with the query tag:tagname. However, this stopped working for me a few days after upgrading form OS X ...
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Can I revert to the Mountain Lion style labels instead of Mavericks tags? How?

I don't like the almost invisible little colored dots (tags) that have replaced the full-length color highlighted labels used in Mountain Lion. Is there a way to go back to using full-field labels?
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How can I hide file tags?

I'm tagging USB and network drives in Mavericks, and I would like the tags to disappear from my Mac when the drives are disconnected. Is this possible?
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OS X Finder hangs on tagging

I'm having a problem with the new tagging feature in Mavericks and I have a feeling it might go deeper than just the tagging. The problem is this: When tagging anything on Mavericks the Finder ...
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Mavericks Tag colors

Does anyone know how to make new tags with custom colours? It is clear how to change colours to a predefined set of available colours, but I have no idea how to change to a custom colour. (With the ...
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Tagging of symlinks

Is it possible to tag a symlink using the new OS X Mavericks tagging functionality (old labels functionality)? When I select a symlink in Finder, File => Tags... option is grayed-out. Is it possible ...
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Keep iCloud from syncing tags across machines?

I recently upgraded to OS X 10.9 (Yay!), and I've been playing with Tags. After I installed it on a second machine, though, I noticed that all my tags were synced across (just the list of tags, not ...
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Finder Search attribute “Tags”

It looks like the search attribute "Tags" is no longer available in the Mountain Lion Finder. I used this to quickly find Open Meta Taggged files on my Mac by means of a Smart Folder. Is there an ...
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Adding tags to files in OS X: How to use, where are tags stored, and will they work on a network?

I've heard it is possible to add tags to a file's meta data in OS X, and have Spotlight search through such tags. In a nutshell, how would one access this feature in Finder – not Spotlight (...

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