Meta Post - Hotkeys

Consolidating into a single “hotkey” thread is a good idea. I was thinking of doing the same thing! I was wondering though if it makes things easier, or, harder for the mods, from a request tracking perspective (@Licat maybe)?

I have a few more hotkey request:

  1. Shortcut to open the File Explorer
  2. Shortcut to navigate to link under cursor in new window when in edit mode
  3. Shortcut to open preview in a new linked window

There’s probably more, these come to mind as immediate frustrations (for me :laughing:). I like to stay on home row :grinning:


I just created feature requests for current date/time and hotkeys for confirmation modals.

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@lizardmenfromspace Could you add to replace the two star/unstar hotkeys to one toggle hotkey?

@sam.baron not sure which ones you are referring to. In the feature requests home page you can highlight a topic post, ctrl-copy, then ctrl-paste in here and it will paste it as a link. Thanks!

Unless you just wanted added to the list without a link to its own page :thinking:

@lizardmenfromspace I was referring to updating your original post since I thought you were aggregating hotkey requests, but nevermind, the star/unstar hotkey was updated in the last release.

I’d like to have a global hotkey within Windows so that I can create a note or search for a note using a hotkey from any application. For example, with my Evernote-client I do Win+N to automatically create a new Evernote-note with any application in focus.


Global system-wide hotkeys for creating and searching Obsidian will help me to really make it my second brain.

There are already two other posts on this:


@lizardmenfromspace, should I post my suggestion here or create a new post about it and link to this post.

I really think that is a great ideia to aggregate all hotkeys in one place.

Create your own post then paste a link to said post as a comment to this one.

Got It!

This my post about a switching Panels:


Hotkey for turning Pin on/off:

Hotkey for navigating notes:

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Styling shortcuts
(select text and hit shortcut to apply text styling)

bold (CMD + B)
italic (CMD + I)
url (CMD + K)
==highlight== ( no shortcut )
>code ( no shortcut )
$math$ ( no shortcut )

Would it be possible to get keyboard commands for the missing ones? Or is there a way to write new macros? CMD + SHIFT + H for highlight or something?


Typora has cmd-K for link, option-` for code, option-command-C for code block and command-option-B for math block (Mac).

I really need this keyboard shortcuts too. Mainly for ==highlight==

  1. Moving selected text up/downwards.
  2. Un/Collapse the blocks (lists, headings etc )
  3. Many VSCode ones :slight_smile:

It should be implemented as VSCode way cmd+1, cmd+2 etc.

i would love to be able to jump to the previous day’s note and the next days note from any given days note

Another styling/formatting shortcut:

  • convert selection to ordered and unordered list
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