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Can't delete tags from notes


uncletoddy

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If I select a note, then place my cursor on one of it's tags displayed above the preview window, the tag text will change color from black to blue and an "X" will appear at the end of the tag, yet when I click on the "X" nothing happens. How do I delete a tag from a note?

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Gee, that's what I usually do.

How about if you select the note, and press Ctrl + Alt + T. That should bring up the Assign Tags dialog. Check the Hide Unassigned Tags checkbox, and then uncheck the tag that you want to remove. Does that work?

~Jeff

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No, there is no error generated when I attempt to delete a tag by clicking on the "X" that appears when you hover over the tag field.

uncletoddy,

Please check activity log (Help/Activity) to see if there are any error reports when you're trying to delete a tag.

/Peter

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If I select a note, then place my cursor on one of it's tags displayed above the preview window, the tag text will change color from black to blue and an "X" will appear at the end of the tag, yet when I click on the "X" nothing happens. How do I delete a tag from a note?

This has happened to me before. When it does, I click anywhere in the note window (must reset something) and then go back to click and delete the tag. This works every time. Sweet mysteries of life...

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OK, OK, I believe now. I just had it happen to me last night. I was in the middle of something else and so I didn't notice what I did to put it into that state. I think I did something similar to csihilling to make it work again. I hope that we can find a clear cause of how to trigger this reliably.

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OK, OK, I believe now. I just had it happen to me last night. I was in the middle of something else and so I didn't notice what I did to put it into that state. I think I did something similar to csihilling to make it work again. I hope that we can find a clear cause of how to trigger this reliably.

I'm glad you now believe :-)

Just to add to it, I can delete "old" tags (created in the dark, dark past), but not newer tags. I can't tell you what the cutoff date for the flip-flop is (who remembers when they created a tag?) but it exists. If I tag a note with an old tag (I tested with one created in 2008, I could tell form the name) and a new tag, I cannot delete the new tag no matter what I do - adding to the note, clicking in the note body, etc - but the older tag comes off no problem.

Strange.

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I cannot delete the new tag no matter what I do - adding to the note, clicking in the note body, etc - but the older tag comes off no problem.

Just FYI, this has never happened to me. No matter the age of the tag the above method addresses the issue for me when trying to delete the tag.

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Is there a solution??  Happening to me now. 4.6.6.8360   268868.  Help please, I love my EN but need the tags to work.....

Gee, that's what I usually do.

How about if you select the note, and press Ctrl + Alt + T. That should bring up the Assign Tags dialog. Check the Hide Unassigned Tags checkbox, and then uncheck the tag that you want to remove. Does that work?

~Jeff

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I have 3 tags I can't delete.  Right-clicking produces the menu, but the "delete" option is greyed out.  In fact, all the options except "create shortcut" are greyed out. Otherwise I can create and delete tags at will.  Anyone know what is going on?

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Yeah,  I figured that--they are almost certainly from an organization I was active with up to a couple of years ago.  But I just started using Evernote a few MONTHS ago.  How did these shared notebooks get in my account, and in any case, how can I get them out?  Thanks!

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