Andy raises the issue that It’s hard to navigate to unlinked “neighbors” in associative note systems
This would IMO often be addressable with buttons to go to sibling notes.
next>> button at the bottom of a page.
- easy swap between sibling notes
- show related notes, similar to backlinks
ideally it auto generates the next & prev buttons, based on folder and alphabetical.
- let user choose the sorting algorithm. alphabetical up, down, most recent, …
- option to define a link in the frontmatter.
if there is a
nav-previousdefined, we use that instead of the automatic page. Giving the user easy options to modify the linking behaviour manually.
This is inspirated by the existing footer navigation in mkdocs, see navigation docs.
sketch of how it could look (see previous and next at bottom)
several threads on this forum show the need for this feature:
- popular thread requesting this
- in-depth discussion on a previous and next button in the daily notes plugin, and workarounds with templates.
- short thread, repeating the same
- thread requesting hotkeys for this feature
The quick explorer plugin already adds hotkeys for this feature. But no visual preview. It forgets about people with a mouse.
You could make templates, but would have to keep them up to date. / It’s clunky