Open (external) obsidian:// links in new tab

Use case or problem

I have links for example in my Todo App that point to certain obsidian notes with an Obsidian URL e.g. obsidian://open?vault=vault&file=Project

When I open them they use the currently focused tab. I’d like them to open a new tab and not overwrite what I am working on.

Proposed solution

Add an option to open Links from external sources in a new tab or always open links from outside sources as new tab.

Current workaround (optional)

  1. Open Obsidian
  2. Ctrl-t
  3. Go back into Todo App/Browser and click the Obsidian link

Related feature requests (optional)

This is similar to but not the same as Click links/files to open in new tab by default


This would be a nice feature.

+1, I also think this should be the default behavior.

Additional workaround, because it took me ages to find this: Use the Obsidian Advanced URI plugin

Relevant features of the plugin:

  • It adds a context menu item “Copy Advanced URI” (below the Copy Obsidial URL item)
  • When using this URI, it opens the note in a new tab
  • Extra: There seem to be a lot more options to configure URIs to open in different ways, but haven’t tried them out
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