A hotkey for file explorer

Yep, it’s helpful for people who likes to do anything by hotkeys. And right now, I could only use the Quit Switcher to be the substitution.

I’m throwing my hat in here for this feature. I’d love to be able to use one hotkey to toggle between the sidebar tabs: File Explorer / Search / Starred. Maybe the same for the right sidebar.

Related https://forum.obsidian.md/t/file-explorer-expanded-functionality/125/4

We don’t seem to have one. I’d like to use something like SHIFT + Arrow Key to change files in the Explorer.

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Is there any update on this? Is this feature request on the radar? Would very much appreciate the possibility to configure shortcut keys for accessing File Explorer and Starred items as most of the time the side pane is maintained collapsed.

Related feature requests:

Bump! This feature would be really helpful. High ROI given all the other related hotkeys.

This is my biggest feature request. I find the manual clicking of the folder icon a real bore. Please, please can you add these options in for hotkey setup?

  • Folders
  • Starred
  • Search

Amazing app… thanks

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+1 for a keyboard shortcut to return to the file explorer view of the sidebar

Very interested in this too? Any sense of whether this is on the radar?

It is implemented since version 0.12.0


ALT+CTRL+F for FileExplorer is super.

A vote for a hotkey folding and unfolding all folders.

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Probably a dumb question, but is there a keyboard command for simply navigating up/down to the previous/next file in the explorer?


Not yet - but there are at least two feature requests for this:



+1 for this feature. I make lots of small notes Zettelkasten style and It would help me greatly to be able to browse my vault within Obsidian with keyboard and arrow keys instead of having to select each file with a mouse.

+1 for this feature. In my work installation of Obsidian I’ve enabled the Daily Notes core plugin and this DOES have the feature to navigate up/down the list of files in File Explorer. But we need this navigation ability for the core app. The currently available option of going back/forward in the navigation history is not as useful. Can the authors pls ping this thread if/when such a feature is released?

can we have an additional hotkey for closing the navigation pane? it seems that we can open the navigation pane with a hotkey but not close it

Chakka, would be an extremely helpful feature! Please consider not having to grab the mouse for going to and navigating the file explorer.

You can define, in the settings, hotkeys both for showing and hiding the sidebars.

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