When linking to a specific heading in a note, Obsidian does not always create the link correctly. After typing “#” to link to a heading if you select the heading using the arrow keys the link is created correctly. However, if the link is created by typing the heading name until it is the active option the link is created incorrectly. Instead of the title of the note and the heading, it puts the full path to the note even though there is not a duplicate note in the vault.
- Type [[ and then a note name to link to.
- Type # to link to a heading in the note.
- Continue to type the name of the subheading you want to link to until it is the active option,.
- Hit return (enter) to create the link.
A link that shows the Note Title, #, and the Heading Name.
A link that shows the full path to the note as a file name including the .md extension, #, and the heading name.
Operating system: Mac
Debug info: SYSTEM INFO:
Obsidian version: v1.1.12
Installer version: v1.1.9
Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 22.2.0: Fri Nov 11 02:03:51 PST 2022; root:xnu-8792.61.2~4/RELEASE_ARM64_T6000 22.2.0
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Here is a screenshot that shows the correct link and then the incorrect link. The correct link is created when navigating headings using the arrow keys. The incorrect link is created by navigating using the keyboard and typing the heading name until it is selected.