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gstorm
Since my last big session (a year ago) with HS I have upgraded my iMac to Maverick.  When I started HS it offered an upgrade to the latest, 3.8.2.  I'm getting ready to scan a bunch of new fotos so I open the HS tray to add some new tags but find that when I click on the "+" I get an entry text box for a short period varying from one second to 3 seconds, then it closes and a gray space is added.  This happens as many times as I hit "+".  If I am quick enough to enter gibberish letters into the text box and then hit enter it fills all the gray spaces I have created with identical gibberish.  This is not how I remember HS working.  Also, I tried tagging existing files with multiple existing tags and found that the process is stilted and cumbersome.  

Is the tray malfunctioning or have I forgotten something?  I have read the very minimally informative help document and searched the forums.  Please advise
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houdah
Hi!

Thank you for reporting these problems with creating favorite tags.

Tagging files is actually a bit easier: Drag files to the file well or colored bottom part of the Tray window. A pop-over will show to let you type in new tags. Click OK.
Tags used will be listed under Recent Tags in the Tray. You can drag and drop those to the list of Favorite Tags.
You can also drag files from Finder or HoudahSpot to tags listed in the Tray to quickly tag these.

HoudahSpot 3.8 tags files with both Mavericks Finder Tags and Open Meta tags. This ensures compatibility with older systems.
If you only need Mavericks Finder Tags, you will find that the system offers several ways to tag files. These are more tightly integrated with Apple and third party applications than HoudahSpot Tray.
E.g. In most applications, you can click the file name in the title of a window to rename or tag the file.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.


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gstorm
Thanks for the reply, Pierre.  What then is the "+" used for?  When I click it, it just seems to do that useless thing I describe.  Regards, gstorm 
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houdah
Hi!

The '+' should create a new favorite tag. But it currently does not work. What you are seeing is a bug.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.
Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
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houdah
Hi!

I have a preview version which should fix issues with the tagging features of the tray.

You may download this from:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2381634/HoudahSpot/HoudahSpot3.8.3.zip

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.
Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
HoudahSpot: Advanced file search utility
Tembo: Easy and effective file search
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