Internal inks use wikilinks instead of Markdown links for non-existing files

What I’m trying to do

I want to use Markdown links for internal links, because I often use a different editor (Typora) that doesn’t support Wiki links.

I mapped Shift-Ctrl-K to create Internal links.

I’m trying to create internal links using the above shortcut using Markdown format.

I disabled the use of Wikilinks.

But when I do Shift-Ctrl-K for a file that doesn’t exist, Obsidian creates Wikilinks.

Is this expected behavior, or am I misunderstanding something?



[[Wikilinks]] are off and I remapped Add internal link to shift + crtl + k. Here I create three links; one to the Start and two to not-yet-created notes. (Sorry about page preview pop-up!)


Oh wait - it’s not creating the .md at the end of the note name. Is that what you mean?

If the note doesn’t exist yet, could you not just ctrl + k (Insert Markdown link) and type out the filename yourself?


Thanks for the reply and the answer. Here’s a recording I made:

I can always type by hand, but the whole reason I want o use a shortcut is to make it easier to do this.

As you can see in my recording, Wiki links only seem to happen if the file doesn’t exist. If it does, it works as expected.

I guess it’s expected behavior.



If the destination link (file) doesn’t exist yet, Obsidian has no idea if you want the link to end in a .md, .jpeg, .canvas, etc, file. Most of the time you’d be linking to a .md file, but maybe not.

While it would be nice to have it default to ending in a .md, I think this is expected.

Ah, true dat. I’m so used to .md files that I took it as a given.



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