If you go to 'tags' and click a tag, you get questions filtered by that tag.

How can you refine the filter with another tag (without having to type the tag name into the search bar)?

Clicking another tag from inside the search results resets the filter.

Found the answer - in the sidebar on the right is 'related tags'. Click on one of these and you get a double tag search.

  • I have changed the tag from feature-request to support. If you really want to be this a feature-request you must provide a concrete proposal how this should be solved UI wise. Commented Apr 6, 2020 at 10:52
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    Does this answer your question? Custom Filters release announcement and meta.stackexchange.com/q/101905/282094
    – Rob
    Commented Apr 6, 2020 at 12:22
  • @Rob; custom filters do the same job, but are a bit much for a casual browse, where I do not know which tags I might want to refine a search with.
    – JMP
    Commented Apr 6, 2020 at 12:48
  • JMP, it's true that searching overall, and using tags specifically, could be improved. I try to do a few searches and see which tags are more frequent, to see if a quick answer could be found using a tag. The problem with tags is that if the question isn't correctly tagged, or the information you seek is in the answer, adding tags to your search eliminates results that you may want to see but Googling with too many search terms may still return some results (and mention that a certain word is missing from that particular result). It's skill (art?) and science, adding luck is unfair.
    – Rob
    Commented Apr 6, 2020 at 13:05

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You'll have to type somewhere. If you won't type into the search box, type into the filter dialog instead:

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