Weekly summaries of the latest tips & tricks from the Obsidian community.
@NickMilois hosting a live event tomorrow, Sunday, August 1 at 10:00 AM PDT / 17:00 UTC to roll out version 5 of the LYT kit. You can ask & upvote questions for Nick to answer. Find out more from this Twitter thread.
Insider 0.12.12 has arrived. Here are the highlights:
- There is now a search bar to find core plugins better.
- You can now use the keyboard to navigate and select context menus.
- There is now a YAML frontmatter flag for
publish:. This flag affects the UI when uploading files to your publish site.
- Plugin Changelogs allows you to view the plugin changelogs right in Obsidian with a little Button next to the Update Button.
- The Advanced Toolbar Plugin now allows you to change all Toolbar Icons.
- Tracker v1.9.0 lets users create pie charts. There are also some breaking changes involving
- Initiative Tracker 2.0.0 adds support for creating & encounters directly in your notes.
- Media Extended v2.9.0 Update adds timestamp template, option to blur on pause for Youtube videos, bilibili support, and embed size control and better options for player controls.
- Tasks version 1.2.0 lets users filter by recurring, can hide more stuff, and more.
@Licatstrongly recommends using
Editorwhen possible rather than directly using
Editoris an abstraction that bridges the gap between Codemirror 5 & 6, and Codemirror 5 stuff won’t work on mobile. You can read the full discussion on Discord
@Licatalso recommends avoiding using
basePathdirectly, and here’s more about why.
@NickMiloshared a great live notetaking session that includes how he uses the graph view to become a better thinker.
- If you didn't see
@tallguyjenks's four-hour note-taking extravaganza for how he handles basically everything about his Zettelkasten system, you should really check it out. It is exceedingly comprehensive and everyone I've talked to about it says they found it really useful.
@Christianshared a blog post on a couple of different ways to use QuickAdd, with examples! There’s also a really nice video.
- Did you know that YAML supports multiline strings?
@ichmoimeyoshared three showcase videos for the mobile app they found useful. One, Two, Three
- There was a discussion about how to use Obsidian on a Chromebook.
- You can Update Obsidian by Voice with Dropbox, Google Assistant, & IFTTT
@markmcelroyis planning to write a novel using Obsidian, a chapter a day, in public. He’s going to share access to his notes as he goes; backstories, outlines, and commentary. Find out more.
@trulymavicalhas a GitHub repository for Obsidian resources including their daily note template, which they shared in a video about how they use daily notes as their bullet journal.
- obsidian.garden is an open-source guide to creating your own Digital Garden with Obsidian. It’s heavy on emojis but can be cloned via git or downloaded as a zip file to become a sort of starter vault.
@ontheexamcreated a feature request for a plugin that lets you assign (for example) hotkey defaults that match your muscle memory from various programs, for example Ulysses or Drafts.
@bazcurtis(and I) would love a plugin that automatically updates YAML metadata with a "last-edit" date. For those of us who don't trust dataview's mtime & want to see it in edit mode ;)
- The community showcase for
@SlRvb’s Image Adjustment CSS Snippet is live on the Obsidian Community Talks channel.
- Did you know you can set the alt text of embed with a
@SlRvbshared CSS snippets to emulate admonitions on Obsidian publish. It’s not as fully featured as the plugin, but it’s a nice alternative for folks who don’t want to feel locked into the plugin and prefer pure CSS/HTML.
@chetachishared how to set different icons based on file type using
[data-type$(file type here)]
- the LYT kit has been translated into Chinese.
- Prettier is a nifty code formatter that is opinionated and can clean up not only programming languages like Typescript, but also markdown and YAML. It works with Emacs, Vim, Sublime Text, and VS Code.
- Folks who use Zettlr on top of Obsidian files for stuff like the Pandoc integration: Zettlr 2.0 is entering beta.
- Here’s a nice free resource for learning git.
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