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Questions tagged [tags]

Tags are keywords or labels that categorize and group your question with other, similar questions.

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Please add a new tag “Shortcuts”

I'm gonna leave this pretty short because its pretty self explanatory. Shortcuts was recently released by Apple on iOS 12. I think we need a tag. I have enough rep to create the tag, but a tag for "...
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Filter questions with specific tag literally (excluding synonyms)

Is it possible to filter questions on Ask Different (or any Stack Exchange site) with a specific tag literally excluding the synonyms? E.g. I am trying to list all the questions with tag sed, but the ...
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Create 'Telegram' tag

I was looking for some Telegram related questions, and noted there's no tag for it, although there are quite a few questions about that topic. Can someone with the Create Tags privilege can create ...
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Merge whatsapp.app and whatsapp tags

whatsapp.app - 84 questions tagged whatsapp - 5 questions tagged
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Rename [podcasts-app] → [podcasts.app] for consistency

I propose renaming the tag podcasts-app to podcasts.app for consistency with other app tags. The majority of tags for apps on iOS, watchOS, and macOS end in .app to specify it is about the platform-...
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Removing tag synonym

I was doing a little bit of poking around today and realized that waterproof is a synonym for environment. Seems correct, right? Well, let's take a look at the description of environment. ...
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Make [watchos-*] tag synonyms of [watchos] to be consistent with [watchos-3]'s status

watchos-3 is currently a tag synonym of watchos. In less technical terms, this means any posts tagged with watchos-3 are actually tagged with watchos. If you don't know what tag synonyms are, you can ...
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Remove [untagged] tag from locked question

How to Stop MacOS sierra from using background Data? is the only question to have the tag untagged. As this tag makes no sense I tried to do the normal edit of the question to tag it correctly. ...
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Should we have an [ftps] tag?

Instead of doing sftp, we can go to Finder and connect to server using ftps://somesite.com. So ftps should be a valid tag if the user is inquiring about it. The question is at: After connecting to a ...
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Generic dongle/adapter tag?

I think there should be a tag that can be used for questions that are about using apple's adapters, e.g. ethernet to thunderbolt for example. Questions that might benefit: Can I charge a MacBook Pro ...
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Rename [omni-focus] to [omnifocus]

OmniFocus is one word, however the tag omni-focus is hyphenated. Can the tag be renamed omnifocus to reflect the correct word?
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Should [pf] and [little-snitch] be synonyms of [firewall]?

I've recently created the little snitch tag and I observed that it has been made synonym with firewall. Probably to be consistent with the already existing synonym relationship between pf and firewall....
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Misspelled tags, how to fix?

Rather ironically, the OP on this question misspelled spelling so we now have a tag called spelign. Verify the automatic language detection How are these dealt with? I didn't just want to retag ...
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Rename [terminal] to [terminal.app] to make it clear the tag is for the macOS app

Should the tag terminal be renamed to terminal.app? I think this would help make it clear that the tag should only be used on questions regarding the macOS Terminal.app. General command line ...
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Should [energy] be renamed to [energy-impact] or be a synonym of [power-management]?

energy-saving is already a synonym of power-management, but energy is separate. It is used on a variety of questions, mostly in unison with power-management for general energy questions, or when ...
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Rename [libre-office] to [libreoffice]

LibreOffice is one word, however the tag libre-office is hyphenated. Can the tag be renamed libreoffice to reflect the correct word?
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Tagging the 2013 MacPro6,1

So, the MacPro6,1 doesn't seem to have a tag it belongs to — the tag wiki for mac-pro mentions, by date, all of the models except the new, completely-revised, 2013 model (and with good reason. It's ...
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History tag scope

The history tag is a hodgepodge of all sorts of things but I think it might be better off just deleted if it isn't going to collect apple-history (history of the company, computers, etc.—only found a ...
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Rename [ios10] to [ios-10] for consistency

It's happened again! Just like last time with iOS 8, can ios10 be renamed to ios-10 for consistency with the tags for the other versions of iOS?
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Should the [osx] tag be renamed to [macos]?

With the rename from OS X to macOS, should the tag be renamed too?
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Should products with “Apple” in their name have a dash?

Should a product name using "Apple" (ex. Apple Watch, Apple Music, Apple TV) have a dash between the word "Apple" and the other word? I have noticed a difference between the tags apple-watch and ...
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Software tag vs. hardware tag

Some questions on Ask Different have a tag like iphone, when they are talking about the software used on it, ios. Should we comment to tell users about this, or just edit it? Here are some more ...
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In the “Top Users” tag section, what are these numbers?

As seen in the screenshot of tag osx's top users (in this case bmike): There are two numbers, 2.6k and 983 before his avatar and various details. There are no headers detailing what these two numbers ...
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Linux tag = Unix

I just tried to retag a question as linux which was based on not finding a Ubuntu boot disk However I see Linux is a synonym of Unix which surely is wrong for this group as the differences matter a ...
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Burninate [hackintosh]?

The hackintosh tag refers to using Apple operating systems on non-Apple hardware. Since this is explicitly off-topic on Ask Different, I would like to propose that hackintosh be burninated.
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Tag not longer presents

A few weeks ago, I suggested a new tag related to 4K. The suggestion had been accepted but right now I don't see the tag anymore. Is this normal? There is some regulation related to the evolution of ...
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Merge [charge] and [charger] into [charging]

Merge charge and charger into charging (largest of the three) This seems like a straightforward merge, similar contents. Might even be worth merging into power unless charging is significantly ...
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Rename [photos] to [photographs]

Sorry, I couldn't think up of a burnination zinger. photos is ambiguous, as people may think it refers to the photos OS X application. It should be renamed to photographs to avoid ambiguity. There ...
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Merge contacts.app and address-book tags

Two seemingly identical tags: contacts.app Tag wiki: Apple's address book client, renamed from Address Book in OS X 10.8 address-book Tag wiki: Apple's built-in contacts manager software for ...
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Time to face the [music]?

Is the tag music any use when the tags itunes, music.app and apple-music exist?
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Should there be a tag 'logic-pro-x'?

The title has it all... My Reason My reason is slightly silly but if anyone agrees please edit with maybe a better reason however this is it: Well there is a 'garageband' tag so for people who need ...
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text-substitution and text-replacement tags

I'm too low of a reputation to create tags on this StackExchange, yet; and way too low to create synonyms … so would someone perhaps like to create the ‘text-replacement’ tag for iOS (and perhaps ...
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Recent answers to version-tagged questions

In How to open time machine progress bar window I asked a question regarding the version of OS X I had installed at that time, namely Lion. I got an answer matching that version, indicating that what ...
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Tag request: safari-9

To me, there are enough differences with prior versions of Safari and Safari 9 that a [safari-9] tag is worthwhile.
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Overhaul tags for Apple apps across OS X, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS

Currently tags for Apple Apps are all over the place. At first I thought it would be a good idea to have separate tags for each app on each platform like having mail.app for OS X and mobile-mail for ...
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Burniate mobile-calendar.app tag

I accidentally created this tag instead of mobile-calendar to be inline with other tags like mobile-safari.
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Reverse [handoff] and [continuity] tag synonyms

I fielded a question this evening regarding an issue with Apple's Handoff functionality, which was introduced in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. The tag handoff is only shown as a synonym of continuity. ...
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apple-music tag != music.app tag

I asked this question recently: Music collection is not sorted by Album on iOS 8.4 And I noticed that an edit was approved to remove music.app tag and add apple-music tag. My question has nothing ...
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Definition of PATH

I have just looked at the path wiki. It covers the meaning of path as the shell environment variables used to find things e.g. executables in $PATH man pages in $MANPATH However path is also the name ...
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Should we make a new tag called 'rEFInd' in replacement of 'rEFIt'?

I have been asking a few questions lately about rEFInd and have had to use the tag refit. Should we make an updated tag for rEFInd since rEFIt is outdated now? If we shouldn't then why? This will ...
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Synonym for photos.app to photos

All of the newest questions in the photos tag refer to the new Apple Photos application. photos.app refers to the same thing. Could someone with enough reputation please make photos.app be a synonym ...
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Make “mdm” a synonym of “mobile-device-management”

mdm — 51 tagged, 20 this year Mobile Device Management (MDM). A server platform that a company can deploy to centrally manage portable network-connected devices such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod ...
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Rename “one-note” tag to “onenote”

Microsoft OneNote doesn't have a space in its name, yet one-note has a hyphen in its name. Could the hyphen be removed from the tag name?
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Adding tags that don't exist

I'm wondering - If I created a question which I feel requires a tag that doesn't exist, what would I do? Suggest it? Put it at the end of the question?
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New users don't tag questions correctly

Here's a sample of two, consecutive, new user questions posted a while ago that prompted this discussion. Let's ignore the non-optimal titles for now and focus on the choices for the tags on the ...
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Burninate the “data” tag?

data — 41 tagged, 21 this year no tag wiki/excerpt This extremely broad tag seems to be on a variety of questions where existing, more specific tags serve a much better, specific purpose. In most ...
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Merge the “3g” and “3g-internet” tags

3g — 34 tagged, 9 this year 3G - when used as a single word - stands for the third generation of cellular wireless standards. 3g-internet — 19 tagged, 1 this year no tag wiki/excerpt Whilst I ...
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Burninate the “store” tag?

store — 21 tagged, 5 this year no tag wiki/excerpt This extremely broad tag seems to be on a variety of questions where existing, more specific tags serve a much better, specific purpose. The ...
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Rename “ios8” tag to “ios-8” and create synonym

Tags exist for each version of iOS have hyphens in their name, such as ios-7, with synonyms for the tag without the hyphen. However, with iOS 8, the ios-8 does not exist and instead the only tag is ...
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Merge Quicklook and preview

Quicklook seems to be the official name for the preview.app functionality. Please merge them, it's displaying me it needs at least+5 score in the tag to merge.