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2021-04-17: RSS Tips, Self-Publish, & Debug Tools

The Dataview plugin is getting a lot of attention. Plugin developers got some nifty debugging features for mobile. We discussed resonance calendars and task management, and surfaced some useful RSS tricks for keeping up with Obsidian news if this newsletter is too infrequent for you.

Eleanor Konik
Eleanor Konik
3 min read

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Tips & Tricks

  • PDF tip via @cotemaxime: you can embed a specific page of a pdf with ![[My File.pdf#page=number]]
  • If you're using a sync service that doesn't let you opt out of syncing a particular folder, there is a setting in Obsidian that will let you override where that particular instance of Obsidian pulls its configurations from: in About -> Advanced -> Override config folder. This is also helpful if you've got access to the mobile beta and want to differentiate settings from your desktop config.
  • u/aviranco on Reddit asked how to restyle checklists to not change the display of subitems under a completed task; the community came through with a CSS snippet.
  • If you like the idea of being able to zoom in and out to various tiles on your Obsidian workspace, @Licat put together a CLI snippet that could be extended into a nifty plugin by an enterprising developer!
  • In base Obsidian, footnotes mess up the line height and make paragraphs look not-quite-right from a spacing perspective. But @Klaas has a fix on their GitHub snippet repository.
  • There's a mobile emulation flag in the desktop app that will let you check your CSS and whatnot before moving it over to mobile.

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Eleanor Konik

Professionally, I teach pre-teens about ancient civilizations. In my downtime, I enjoy combining storytelling with my love of sharing obscure history and science.