What is the difference between global tags and normal tags?
Normal tags are project-specific and only valid for the respective project. When tagging or searching, they are only displayed within the project you are currently working on.
For example, if you create the tag “bug” in project A, you have to create it again in project B in order to use it. If you want to search for the tag “bug” and you have selected both projects, you will find two tags named “bug” in your selection.
However, global tags are always valid for all projects. They are displayed in each project during tagging. That means you only have to create them once and if you want to search for them, you search across multiple projects for the same tag.
How do I create global tags?
Option 1: Tag overview within a project
You can turn a tag into a global day from any project. If you move the mouse over a tag in the tag overview, 3 points appear on the right. A click on these opens a menu in which you can change the color of the tag. At the bottom of this menu, you simply click on “make global”.
The tag will be removed from your normal tags and will be converted into a global tag. To find it just click on to the global tag symbol in the left bar.
Be careful, once the tag is global, the step cannot be undone.
Create the tag right from your “global tag manager”.
Just click on the “world globe” symbol on the left bar. The global tag manager looks like your standard tag manager but every tag you create here is automatically a global Tag. You can do everything you could do with normal tags, like changing color, merge tags, or delete tags.
Please note that, while it is possible to convert a normal tag into a global tag, but it is not possible to convert a global tag to a normal tag.
You can tell if a tag is a global tag or a normal tag, by looking for the small “World Globe” symbol.