Canvas link text doesn't support markdown

Steps to reproduce

Create a link between two cards in a canvas

Double click the link to edit the link text

Try writing a markdown link

Expected result

I would expect this field to support markdown. This is useful because sometimes the relationships between objects are complex enough that I want to link a note that describes them.

My particular application is that I’m trying to make a canvas with all of my bank / brokerage accounts as nodes, where the arrow text is a link to a note describing the cheapest way to move money between them.

Actual result

It just displays the markdown as plain text:



  • Operating system: MacOS Ventura 13.2.1

  • Debug info:
    Obsidian version: v1.1.16
    Installer version: v0.15.8
    Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 22.3.0: Mon Jan 30 20:38:37 PST 2023; root:xnu-8792.81.3~2/RELEASE_ARM64_T6000 22.3.0
    Login status: logged in
    Catalyst license: insider
    Insider build toggle: on
    Live preview: on
    Legacy editor: off
    Base theme: adapt to system
    Community theme: Atom v0.0.0
    Snippets enabled: 1
    Restricted mode: off
    Plugins installed: 13
    Plugins enabled: 12
    1: Kanban v1.5.2
    2: Templater v1.16.0
    3: Excalidraw v1.8.16
    4: Admonition v9.2.1
    5: Editor Syntax Highlight v0.1.3
    6: Periodic Notes v0.0.17
    7: Pandoc Plugin v0.4.1
    8: Better Word Count v0.9.4
    9: Pane Relief v0.4.1
    10: Natural Language Dates v0.6.1
    11: Outliner v4.2.1
    12: QuickAdd v0.11.5

Please update Obsidian (from and have a look here:

I think the connection text labels are just plain text for now.

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Please open a FR for this.