Hotkeys is a core in everyday use for most obsidian users for using both obsidian or community-plugins commands, and the app is getting more and more features and plugins and that’s awesome but binding keys to commands is becoming a mess.
For me i feel that there is’t enough keys to bind to.
Let me rephrase that “There is’t enough convenient keys to bind to”.
Yes using ctrl+key,alt+key, ctrl+shift+key,alt+shift+key gives you lots of combinations to bind to, but I find it cumbersome simply because there is no semantics or any relation i can think of between the command and the hotkey(combination) i’m binding it to
I find myself just bind commands to whatever is available and this makes it hard for me to remember my bindings and therefore i don’t use them.
It would be very convenient to be able to use key chords or whatever you call it.
it’s the ability to use a function key then them 2 keys after like if i want to close all panes instead of just using ctrl+shift+whatever or something like that i can use ctrl + c + a => and it’s in my head “close all”
I use linux and with a small but very cool programs called “sxhkd” it allows me to use key chords for example
- to open obsidian i use super+o then o and i think of it like open obsidian
- super+o then z => open zotero
- super+e + c then b => connect bluetooth
you get the idea
Using that makes me never run out of keybindings that is easy for my hands to reach and that has semantics therefore it’s easy to memorize and use
And I find myself use that alot in my workflow and it makes me way more productive.