Closing pane does not close linked pane

Steps to reproduce

  1. Open a note, and link a preview pane.
  2. Close the note

Expected result

I would expect the linked pane to close as well.

Actual result

The linked pane remained open.


  • Operating system: Linux
  • Obsidian version: 0.7.6

Additional information

Pretty sure this used to work, but can’t be positive.

I don’t think this is a bug, that’s just the design decision they made when choosing how tabs should work in obsidian (more like a web browser than most other markdown editors).

(And I personally like it this way!)

I confirm, this is design decision.

I see, ok. Any chance of a config flag for this? I like having a linked preview pane up while editing, but I find it a bit annoying to have to close twice. Using the ctrl-w close shortcut helps somewhat.

Its not a huge deal in any case, just takes some getting used to.

On a related note, I also find opening a preview pane unnecessarily difficult – it seems there is no option for it in the command palette – AFAICS you have to use the mouse and ctrl-click the preview icon.

Please, Search/open two separate feature requests.

For posterity: