How to Hide Tags from Mac Finder Sidebar in OS X Mavericks

Tags are a great way to organize and find your files and folders easily. You simply have to click over a tag and you will see all the files under that tag.

There can be times when you do not want anyone else to see your tags and the files under it. Moreover, irrespective of whether you use or do not use the tags, they are visible in your sidebar. If you do not want them to be there there are several ways through which you can hide the tag list. We are presenting some of the methods to hide the tags. You can use the one you prefer:

Sponsored Links

How to Hide Tags from Mac Finder Sidebar in OS X Mavericks

Method 1: Hiding Tags from Mac Finder Sidebar in OS X Mavericks Entirely

Step #1. Click on Finder from dock to open Finder panel with the sidebar.

Step #2. You will see a “Tags” menu on left side. Move your mouse cursor over it and wait till you see the “Hide” option come up.

Sponsored Links

Hide Tags Option in Mac

Step #3. Click on it to hide the entire bunch of tags.

Note that by clicking this option, the tags will be rolled up. If you follow the steps again, it will display “Show” and by clicking on it, you can have the list displayed again.

Method 2: Hiding Tags by Using Finder Preferences

Sponsored Links

Step #1. Pull down the Finder Menu in your Mac (Tap open Finder from dock and then click on “Finder” on the upper menu bar of your Mac).

Step #2. Click on “Preferences.”

Preferences to Hide Tag on Mac Mavericks

Step #3. Choose the “Tags” tab from Preferences window.

Sponsored Links

Choose Tags to Hide on Finder Preferences

Step #4. You will see the tag list with a checkbox besides them. Uncheck the tags that you do not want to be visible in the sidebar.

Step #5. Exit the Preferences.

The changes have an immediate effect and the tags lists will be shown as per your configuration. To add tags to your list, simply check the boxes.

Sponsored Links

Method 3: Hiding/Removing the Tags

Step #1. Open “Finder” from the dock.

Step #2. Right click on the tag you want to remove.

Step #3. Select “Remove from Sidebar.” (You can use these steps to rename or delete the tags.)

Remove Tags from Sidebar

Step #4. The selected tags will be removed and you can repeat the process for other tags also.

Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest Articles

Best iPhone XR Armbands: Sweatproof Material With Sporty Design

When you are out to give your 100% during a rigorous workout, the last thing you want to encounter is the failure to keep...

Best iPhone Xs Max Armbands: Skin-Friendly Material Topped By Trendy Design

The iPhone accessory that many gym going folks love to use is an armband. It works pretty well in keeping the smartphone securely in...

How to Use Shortcuts App in iOS 12 on iPhone or iPad

Apart from being a Workflow killer, Shortcuts app in the latest Apple app, i.e., iOS 12, is a fitting answer to IFTTT (If This...

19 Paid iPad and iPhone Apps Gone Free Today – 19 September 2018

iOS Games Gone Free TodayiOS Apps Gone Free TodayWhile there are tons of awesome apps available for free, a number of extraordinary ones come...