Change default behaviour for opening external files


there have been already some help and feature requests for that, but as they are older than one year and I couldn’t find the actual status on that issue, I opened a new thread on it and will link on these other requests at the end of that post.

Use case or problem

If I want to open a link to a pdf not in the intern Obsidian-pdf-viewer, but with my default external pdf-Viewer, I have to right-click on the link and choose “open in default App”.

Proposed solution

In that workflow, the user has to use the mouse and has to do a lot of right and left-clicking.

To have a faster workflow, it would be very nice, if the user could

  • either, change the default-behavior of the left-click on a to “open in default App”
  • or/and, set a keyboard-hotkey to “open link in default App” (which would be my preferred alternative, because I prefer keyboard-navigation over mouse-navigation)

Current workaround (optional)

Related feature requests (optional)

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