Add ability to exclude category from trends graphs

I'd like to be able to see a trend graph but exclude some categories from it.

For example, I'd like to look at spending over time for the past twelve months.  But exclude the category "Taxes" from that graph... because Taxes isn't really a type of spending that is discretionary... it is more like I have to spend this money.  And I would like to see a graph that can display my spending over things aside from Taxes.  Now, I know I can select "exclude from mint" and categorize those transactions that way... but it is nice to have Taxes in Mint for other reasons. 

I can show JUST taxes... or JUST Restaurants, etc.  But I can't show a graph that has EVERYTHING BUT a category.

Taxes is just one example of many that fits my need for looking at graphs this way.



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This was a feature as late as a few months back. You could type some odd syntax I can't quite remember, like "!=:Taxes" or "not:Taxes". It seems to have disappeared, and with it a lot of the utility of the Trends app. I can't even seem to exclude reimbursable expenses.

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