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Say I have selected 3 tags on Stack Overflow: , , . I want to remove the tag from the general search. What do I do?

Note: not while creating a question, but searching for questions.

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why not just click on the question tag then click the x by python to remove the tag, click on question tab, and when done add the python tag back? – sdjuan Dec 28 '12 at 19:31
you... don't... type... them? There's either a misunderstanding or a miscommunication happening here. What exactly are you doing to "select tags" when you search? – Colleen Dec 28 '12 at 19:32
Do you want something like (php OR java) AND NOT python? – Rocket Hazmat Dec 28 '12 at 19:33
I was overlooking the search textbox. Selecting a tag was actually adding it to the text. But, I am also wondering if @"Rocket Hazmat" mentioned is possible. – xoq Dec 28 '12 at 19:42
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Whoever added the little 'x' next to the tags. It is now easier to delete the tag from the search. – xoq Feb 4 '13 at 19:35
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Add a minus before the tag

[php] -[python] [java] some_search_term

to search for questions tagged with and but not with .

It is the same as with normal search terms (general search options)

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You mean in the search text? – xoq Dec 28 '12 at 19:39
Yes, in the search box. – juergen d Dec 28 '12 at 19:40
ofcourse. Thanks. – xoq Dec 28 '12 at 19:40

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