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Tags

One of the main features of Start is the ability to group entries together using tags. In the following, we will take a closer look at what tags are, how they are created in Start and how they can be best used.

What are Tags?

With the help of tags you can group entries in Start. For example, you can assign the tag "word processing" to all word processing programs. Topic related tags can also be useful. For example, if you always need the same programs for a certain task, you can assign a tag to these programs and have all the necessary programs immediately at hand. It is also important to mention that you can easily assign multiple tags to one entry.

Besides the possibility to combine entries with tags, tags also offer the possibility to start all entries of a tag at once by means of a hotkey. You need the same programs for a task over and over again? Then simply group them with a tag and assign a hotkey to this tag. In the future, you can easily launch all programs at once with one keystroke.

How to create Tags?

Now that we know what tags are useful for, the question arises: how do I actually create a tag in Start and assign an entry to it? Conveniently, there are several ways to do this.

Popup-Menu

Let's start with the easiest way: create a new tag at an entry directly in the main window of Start. This is very easy: You click once with the right mouse button on an entry in Start. Now a popup window with different options opens. In the upper part of this popup you will find an input field for tags. Here you can enter the name of a new tag (or assign an existing tag).

More information about this popup-window is available
here.

With the popup menu you can quickly and easily create new tags or assign an entry to a tag. Especially assigning an entry to an existing tag works even faster: You can simply drag'n'drop the entry in the main window onto an existing tag. This will add the tag to the entry.

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Modify-Data

The "Modify Data" settings dialog shows you all entries stored in Start. Here you can also create new tags or add existing tags in the "Tags" column. In the "Modify Data" dialog you also have the possibility to define tags for different entries at once (or to make other adjustments).

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You can also create nested tags. Let's say you have Apple's Office applications (Numbers, Pages, etc.) and Microsoft's Office applications. For example, you could create two tags: "Apple Office Apps" and "Microsoft Office" and assign the applications to each. Alternatively, you can also work with a structure similar to directories - for example, a tag "Office" and below it the tags "Microsoft" and "Apple". You create such nested tags with a | (Pipe Symbol) as separator. For the current example this would be "Office|Microsoft" and "Office|Apple".

Renaming Tags

Existing tags can also be renamed again very easily. Again, there are different ways to do this:

You can rename existing tags simply in the main window by double clicking on the tag. Alternatively, there is a central settings dialog for tags called "Modify Tags". Here you can also rename tags quickly and easily.

Modifying Tags

Tags can be designed according to your preferences. The easiest way to do this is by using the popup window of a tag. Simply click on a tag with the right mouse button. Here you can, for example, assign a different symbol to the tag or individualize the tag by means of a color.
In this window you can also optionally assign two hotkeys to a tag. With the hotkey "
View" you can open Start and switch to the tag. "Launch" allows you to launch all entries assigned to the tag with a simple keystroke.

More information about this popup-window is available
here.

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Deleting Tags

You can delete a tag quickly and easily by right-clicking on an existing tag in the main Start window. Now the Poup window for tags appears. In this popup window you can delete the currently selected tag.

Alternatively you can use the "Modify Tags" dialog.