Newbie here… I can’t find anywhere in the help vault or forums how to close a vault? I tried using the Vault open option and then X’ing the vault in question but it says it cannot close open vaults lol.
Thanks for a nudge in the right direction!
What are you trying to accomplish by closing a vault?
If you have more than one vault open, you can just close the window. After you close the last vault, you will have closed the app. When the app re-opens it will open with the last vault you closed.
I have more than one vault open and only want one open at the moment rather than multiples.
How do you close a vault window, more precisely? I closed all the open panes but it still shows as open in the vault file opener and says it cannot close it.
Also whenever I load Obsidan it keeps loading the help vault as the primary even though I’ve switched to my own vault before quitting.
You would close the vault window like any other app in your operating system. Click the “X” top-right or use your OS keyboard shortcut.
Hmm, this was reported, but should have been fixed https://forum.obsidian.md/t/help-vault-always-opens-first-on-obsidian-startup/2711
Ahhh I figured it out – it wasn’t exactly obvious to be because it looked like if I closed the window it would entirely close Obsidan since it doesn’t “appear” to be a window within Obsidan.
(In other words, when Obsidan opens a vault on my Mac it takes over the entire screen).
Thanks for the help!
Ah right, I’m a Windows user, so it’s more obvious. This looks like a relevant feature request https://forum.obsidian.md/t/add-app-menus-to-the-macos-menu-bar/965
Agreed! From a usability standpoint it can be confusing. It was a little embarrassing to ask how to close a window ; )
I imported the workflows vault and didn’t find it useful so I tried to delete.
The little ‘x’ in the open vault window wasnt obvious, so i started deleting the files in the vault,Para etc
now i cant delete the empty workflows vault by closing that window at all , or with the ‘x’
just deleted the folder that was easy