Hi. I have a few suggestions for changing the default behaviour for links, particularly with regard to PDFs.
(1) Allow the user to change the default PDF app.
By default the Obsidian PDF reader is opened. This is great for glancing at documents, but does not allow searching / highlighting (or, at least, I haven’t found a way to do that). There is a drop down option to use the system reader, but it would be convenient if there were an option to set the default PDF app to speed up workflow.
(2) Allow forward and back when opening PDFs in Obsidian App.
Once a link is used to open a PDF in Obsidian one cannot use shortcut keys to go back to the previous note.
(3) Prevent documents imported by drag and drop from being automatically embedded.
The default behaviour is automatically embed files which are added to Obsidian via drag and drop (in edit mode, this is achieved via the exclamation mark, e.g.
![[name_of_file]]. When importing PDFs via drag-and-drop, I would like to override this behaviour. This is because PDFs take over much of the screen, and there is already a great way to quickly glance at PDFs via hover. However, when importing images via drag-and-drop, I most likely want them to be embedded. It would be great if different embedding options could be set for different file types.
These are merely suggestions to speed up workflow, and I hope that it doesn’t look as if I’m obsessing over minor detail!