I found this after pane-arrangement already dropped. I don’t think it’s solved the problem.
Vertical pane is pretty dire on a laptop. Too little horizontal resolution to manage a file picker pane, two notes, and a backlinks pane–especially at full huge font size, but even with one Cmd-Minus down.
Mine’s a little worse than normal because I use monospace for editing and so text is wider. But I don’t think that’s very rare and vertical pane arrangement is still bad with the default font.
Also, with default vertical split, the entire pane interface is vertical either by default or by design. That makes it a little hard to immediately determine which 400px-wide slice full of text is the one I want. It’s almost vital at 1536x960 effective native resolution on a MacBook Pro 16 to use vertical space over horizontal for splits if you want the navigation features exposed and don’t want extreme word wrap every couple/few words.
So I’m currently having to micromanage pinning, and either pre-split or rearrange new notes to horizontal every time (which is getting tough, because the split dragging is buggy in 0.82 and springs back). I know auto-hover tweaks and other CSS hacks can help, but I feel like vanilla should work smoothly as delivered, especially since I planned on paying for it.
I’d really, really prefer an option to default to horizontal for all new panes on top of a pin, with cmd-split, etc. I pretty much never want vertical panes ever and want to specify that.
When using the split vertically or split horizontally feature, I’d prefer to be able to control which way (i.e., above or below; and left or right).
At present, it defaults to below and right.
I think we should have a separate toggle (so split to the right; split to the left; split above; split below).
have a default setting so vertically always means one thing and horizontally always means another.
I prefer the first option as the 2nd is not flexible enough. However, if this is implemented, then the 2nd option would not be so bad:
Current workaround (optional)
It’s cumbersome to have to drag the pin to where you want it after you have split it horizontally or vertically, esp. when you already have a lot of panes. It takes your hands away from the keyboard and disrupts your reading or writing/productivity.
In my opinion, Obsidian is the perfect WYSIWYM/WYSIWYG side-by-side Markdown environment. With both editor and previewer panels open side-by-side, plus a “navigation” sidebar on the left and a “metadata” sidebar on the right: The horizontal real estate on my screen is spent.
If I could open links in new panels via a horizontal split, then I would have a much easier time working with multiple documents at once.
Note that if you already have two notes open horizontally and then right-click a link to open it in a new pane, the new pane will appear via a horizontal split.
Edit: The new features supporting multiple windows solve for this use case.