Show items without tags

Community Member

I'd like to show items with no tags. First, this should be added as a view in the tags list (maybe at the bottom).
I've read that if you type tag: into search on Windows desktop app, it will show items without tags. But, on my system, it shows items with "tag" somewhere (I have 2 items with "tag" in Notes field for example "service tag:").
So, how do you show items without tags?

1Password Version: 1Password for Windows 8.10.16 (81016047)
Extension Version: 2.15.1
OS Version: Win 11 Pro 22H2
Browser: Brave


  • Tertius3
    Community Member
    edited October 11

    The tag search works by entering =tag:my_tag_name - you missed the "=" at the beginning, and you literally enter "=tag:", followed by the tag name your'e searching for.

    To search for untagged items, enter =untagged:

    However, this "untagged" keyword is localized, so if you're running 1Password with a non-English user interface, you need to enter whatever "untagged" is translated in your local language. For example, if you have German as language, you would have to enter "=unmarkiert:" as search. Weird functionality with this translation, if you ask me, especially because it isn't documented anywhere, but this is how it works.

  • Thanks for the help, @Tertius3!

    @jd5000, did using =untagged: help? If you'd like some additional reference, I've included our guide below:

    Please let us know if we can be of further assistance!

  • jd5000
    Community Member

    Thanks. Weirdly, =untagged shows some items =untagged: shows others (with some the same between the two).

    I think that untagged items are a type of tagged item and when the "Tag" is selected under "Always Show In Sidebar" in the settings, the untagged items should be shown as "Untagged" in the tag tree in the sidebar. It could be the last tag item. I'm not sure what the procedure is, but, perhaps you could pass this on to the development team as a new option request.

  • Hello again @jd5000,

    Thanks for the update and report of this behaviour. I've done some further testing and seeing similar behaviour where =untagged: seems to be searching for untagged items containing :. I've reported this to the team to investigate.

    While this is being looked in to, I would suggest searching with =untagged, which will give you the expected results for all untagged items.

    With regard to your comments about having an untagged tag in the sidebar, thanks for the suggestion. While I can't make any promises, I've passed this feedback along to the team for consideration.

    Let me know if you have any additional suggestions!

    ref: dev/core/core#19626
    ref: PB 36192517

  • jd5000
    Community Member

    @ag_mike_d Hmm, the results that show for =untagged: seem to be untagged and don't have ":" anywhere on the ones I checked (unless it is hidden somewhere). I think it is searching for something else.

    Thanks for passing that on as a suggestion.

  • jd5000
    Community Member

    @ag_mike_d One more thing, the =tag:x and =untagged or =untagged: do not work in the 1Password browser extension (Brave) search field. Seems to ignore anything doing with tags

  • Hi @jd5000,

    Thanks for the update regarding the =untagged: search. I'll pass this along.

    With regard to searching by tags, this not currently supported. I have let the Product team know this is something you'd like to see implemented!

    ref: PB 36207824