Open to the right: add option to reuse a tab group if there is one already open

Right now, the open to the right command (and ctrl-alt-click) always open a new tab group to the right. This is inconvenient if a user wants to follow a two pane workspace with the main document to the left and a tab group of reference material to the right.

It would be nice to have an option/toggle so that “open to the right” reuses the tab group to the right if one is already present.


Nice idea with me, the canvas will perform this feature better.
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will be implemented in v1.3.1

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This was undone in 1.3.4

This is such a useful feature, could this be an option for users to open a new tab on the other existing tab group rather than always create a new tab group?


Please reconsider. This was a really useful and desired feature and I’m sad to see it go. I wish it could be toggled as an option.


Help, it was such a great feature, is there an option to revert it ?

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I’m so surprised such a great feature was removed! I’ve always needed this tab behavior since first using Obsidian and was happy to see it had been implemented. It’s a shame it was reverted.

Is there any hope it could be added back? Or that we could at least be given an option for it with a separate hotkey and/or the ability to change settings for the “open to the right” behavior?

Thank you!

Why was this changed? Im trying to think but i cant see any benefit to the current behaviour and been missing a lot the praticality of opening on the same group(or even swaping the current show file on the right)

why nobody considers this feature request ?