Use case or problem
I tend to use multilevel lists when I take my initial notes from lectures or other structured presentations. In my experience, this places a minimum of strain on me while allowing me to remind myself of the main points as I go along. My rationale is that I can process the notes into another form & find deeper connections after I’ve accomplished the task of writing down what’s important.
One of the first things that I noticed when I began using Obsidian is that there’s no easy way to switch to the previous level of a multilevel list (see related feature request). Obsidian’s current behaviour doesn’t allow for adding additional information at a previous level, if desired, before exiting a list.
I propose making list navigation work the same as in Dynalist, using TAB and ENTER to move between levels. This way, Obsidian would only exit a list if ENTER were pressed at an empty line on the first level—perhaps with a keyboard shortcut to leave a list straightaway at the second level and above.
That said, I’m on board with the previous request for customized shortcuts. I chose to raise the issue mainly because I doubted whether or not I’d be able to select ENTER as an option for this.
I’m open to any suggestions to improve my process of taking spontaneous notes, preferably ones that don’t involve using a dedicated outliner or other software. I’m an average typist at best, and I have a motor disability, meaning that my biggest challenge is often copying down an idea before the speaker moves on. (Perhaps someone knows a form of shorthand I can use? )