Things I have tried
What I’m trying to do
I was surprised by the 1.0 update. I thought something was borked in my configuration until I realized there had been an update. Suddenly having Andy’s Mode (Sliding Panes) not working was a shock.
I figured out how the tab groups work. I couldn’t find it on the Obsidian site. (Drag one tab onto another tab creates a Tab Group.) My trouble was that every document I had left open was created as a new tab and each individual tab was it’s own group when I clicked the stacked tabs option.
Combined with displaying the path in the title bar and defaulting to NOT showing the way Andy’s Mode (Sliding Panes) did it was a mess.
I had to close a lot of documents to get enough space in the title bar to drag tabs into a single tab group so I could stack them. The Recent Files plugin made keeping track of the closed files easier.
Now the way files open by default (i.e. Left-Click a link) - they open in their own tab and group. One has to right-click then select “Open To The Right” to open in the current tab group. (A big change from how it used to work with Andy’s Mode.) But this only works from links in that tab group. All other methods open in a new tab group.
It makes more sense to me to open all documents in the current tab group. A was for the user to control this would be good. If it exists, I haven’t found it yet.
It doesn’t handle screen space the same way as before. Having two tab groups isn’t as smooth and doesn’t display a new tab (document) conveniently. Using a single tab group was better but still not optimal use of the screen as it was before, IMO.
The trick seems to be limit the number of pinned documents.
So without buying a newer & bigger monitor, I have to change how many documents are open and be careful of how they are grouped.
I don’t think any community plugins are causing issues. Time will tell…
The help is way different and doesn’t have some things, or doesn’t explain them. For example, tab groups are mentioned in the release notes, but doesn’t explain how to create them. It isn’t in the help either. Nothing comes up under “tab groups.”
[I had a shock of the update changing the appearance of Obsidian when I opened my campaign vault over my lunch break.
I had just been in it this morning before work and it looked as I expected.
Now that the shock of this unexpected change has worn off I’m getting my vaults back to close to my desired work flow.
Had I known this headache was coming, I would have figured out how to avoid the frustration. I am OK with program changes, I just prefer to know about it BEFORE I have to struggle to revise how I handle my workflow.
I also signed up here, so hopefully I get a heads up on such major changes in the future.
I would make a big fuss before my day job pushed out such a change as it would swamp us with support tickets from users complaining that everything is changed. If they can push out the update, they can push out an FYI that alerts the user before they commit All prior updates have been small incremental changes so I wasn’t concerned with having auto-update enabled.]