What I’m trying to do
I use Find… command a lot in Obsidian mobile app to search for certain text. However I could not find a quick way to open it.
As of now, you would have to
- Click on the 3 dots (⋮)
- Scroll up
- Tap Find…
I don’t use other commands such as Reading View*, Merge entire file with, and they appeared before Find…
Note: Reading View already has a dedicated button on the screen, so I don’t know why this is in the context menu.
My question is
Is there a way to reorder the context menu for a Note? i.e. move a command up or down.
Is there a way to have Find… toolbar permanent in a tab? i.e. shown all the time
Things I have tried
- I searched Obsidian help, forum, google without an answer.
- I looked into settings but the only customisation relevant to this is changing mobile toolbar which only appear when you edit the note. In addition, I could not even find the “Find…” command to add there.
This is one of the reasons I gave up using Pages on iOS, ha-ha. I use a tablet so I have a different UI, but as a non-native way, you can put a Commander shortcut on the Tab bar or on the Mobile Toolbar.
Someone will tell you the native way, if there is one.
Commander is a community plugin.
In the three dot context menu it’s called
Find..., but the command is actually
Search current file. So you can add this command/icon to the mobile toolbar (the icons over the keyboard).
Just above those settings, there’s the Configure mobile Quick Action area. That’s what happens when you pull down at the top of the note. You could set that to
Search current file (like my screenshot) if you’d like.
As gino_m suggested: Commander is a great plugin and you can add commands all over the place, so add
Search current file somewhere.
Hopefully one of these options are workable.
Thanks so much for the suggestions. They were very helpful, especially the tips around the exact name for the function, and Commander plugin.
I’ve settled for adding “Search current file” to my command palette, which is currently my quick action.
I will give Commander plugin a go. It sounds useful
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