With version 1.3, the default behaviour for opening internal links from pinned tabs changed drastically. Whereas before the link has been opened in the last used (non-pinned) tab, now every link will be opened in its own new tab. This, to be honest, breaks much of obsidian’s former functionality and most of my current workflows. It is, for example, now impossible to work with two panes side-by-side where you have a note you are working on to the left and your links opened to the right, thus being able to see them simultaneously in order to change, refine or update your active note.
I also don’t really see the added value of this new behaviour. What problem is it meant to solve? Well, maybe some people like it - but as several early comments on discord and also in this forum suggest, there are even more for whom this new feature does not really make sense.
It wouldn’t be necessary to revert completely to the old behaviour - but at least an optional toggle (which shouldn’t be too hard to implement) would make sense: let the user chose between “open links from pinned notes in either a new tab or in an existing (unpinned) tab”. If I don’t want an open tab to be replaced, it can be simply pinned by using a hotkey.
Move your current note to the sidebar and pin it there. From my view, however, this is not really an optimal solution. You have to move tabs around all the time; what is more, sidebars are often needed for, let’s say, having the graph view on the left and the outline and backlinks on the right. Furthermore, I have to resize my sidebar regularly - making it bigger when I am working with a note in the sidebar, making it smaller again when I just want the sidebar to show the file explorer or some other stuff.
None that I know of so far…