How to access items from "upper right toolbar"?

Beginner question here - so excuse me if I don’t use the correct wording for UI-Element (as I don’t know the correct wording yet, it’s difficult to search for …)

I’m running obsidian under windows

Evaluating Plugins I’ve a few plugins installed - quite a few of their icons are located in the toolbar in the upper right corner of obsidian (don’t know exactly how to name it correctly - the toolbar where “backlinks” and “outgoing links” are located …)

As there are many of them I cannot see them all - the toolbar has only the width of the right sidebar. To see all icons I have to resize the right toolbar.

Now my questions:

  • Is there a way to access those icons without resizing the right sidebar each time (and make the sidebar small again after accessing the icon)?
  • Can I relocate the “upper left sidebar”? For example to be a vertical right sidebar?
  • Why is there no “3-dot icon” in the upper right toolbar to contain the “invisible” icons? (“invisible” due to small right sidebar) - or a right click menu like on toollbar on the left side, where the displayed tools can be enabled/disabled?

In general: Whats the best way to access all tools from the upper right toolbar - even if the right sidebar is small?

Any help welcome

That area is usually referred to as the “sidebar” or the “right sidebar”.

You can horizontal scroll on a trackpad or if your mouse allows it, but that’s probably not the most ideal way to get to those tabs.

CleanShot 2024-02-23 at 18.39.31

Most of them, either core or community plugins, will have commands as well. For example, if Backlinks is out of view, you can cmd/ctrl + pBacklinks: Show backlinks and Backlinks will be shown even if the sidebar is the default size.

You can drag and drop those tabs around. Even to the left or right sidebar, if you’d like:

CleanShot 2024-02-23 at 18.44.40

The far left vertical stack of icons is the “Ribbon” and not part of the left sidebar.

Maybe this can help a bit (courtesy of Niko Milo on Discord):


There may be a feature request asking to make it more obvious that there are hidden icons. (If not, there should be.)