When opening a file (such as through the quick switcher), it would be awesome to be able to see where that file is in its folder structure. This is a feature in Visual Studio Code, which I have found to be very helpful on occasion for orienting myself in a hierarchy of folders.
- Obsidian is open. All folders are collapsed.
- I quick search for “File A”, and open it, not knowing necessarily where it is in my vault.
- All parent folders of “File A” expand, and “File A” is highlighted as the selected file.
Though I personally attempt to use folders sparingly, I think this would become extra valuable to people who use deep hierarchies. Even with a shallow hierarchy, common notes tend to live together, and seeing which files are around the current file can help orienting oneself to a topic.