Show Preview-rendered text instead of Edit-rendered text in the Outline

When header is formatted (like bold etc), in outline plugin show text in edit mode but not in preview

The topic overlaps with this - Render links in Outline plugin like in preview mode (0.8.1) - #3

OS: Ubuntu 20.04
App: Obsidian-0.8.9.AppImage

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In the new Outline plugin introduced in 0.8.1, I think it would be more helpful and readable if links were rendered as in preview mode. This is especially true when they include custom display titles.

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How can I download the version of 0.8.1? THX

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What exactly do you mean? The headers shown in the outline are in fact clickable links.

I’m speaking of using links inside the header.

So right now, you see [[some file|Alternate Name]]

I would like to see that rendered as Alternate Name

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Ah, OK, that’s clear now. I agree with your request. Sorry if my brain is not quite as agile as it should be.

Might be an idea to amend the title of the request?

Same request. I don’t want to see the brackets of Internal Links in headings.

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I second this request.
Nothing major but looks a bit ugly :slight_smile:

+1 for this!! And also render texts in backlinks pane and transclusion queries

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Is this suggestion anywhere on the roadmap? Would really appreciate it and it seems a very simple fix!

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+1 for this :slight_smile:

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+1 I would love to see this as well.

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+1, this problem get worse when you use an internal link as the header…

Xnip2021-02-20_01-50-46

Currently, the markdown for headings is visible in the outline panel.

Outline:

[[Heading]]

This serves no purpose and only clutters the panel.

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Use case or problem

I would like to use links in my headings, which isn’t a problem in of itself.
But when using the outline plugin, the full link is displayed in markdown format giving a more bloated outline than was intended

Proposed solution

When a url link is detected in a heading, only display the square bracket content
### [ Heading title ] ( link I want ignored by the outline plugin)

Current workaround (optional)

Guess I can post a link right below the heading.

Related feature requests (optional)

Example:

obsidian_outline_example

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+1 to the feature request.

I’d like to suggest to take it a step further and handle stripping out all markdown syntax from the outline.

e.g. I often end up with notes with outlines like

[[Installing Python on macOS]]
    macOS 11 workaround
    Details
    [Rationale or other things not to do](https://opensource.com/article/19/5/python-3-default-mac)
   `python -m pip` or Don't run `pip` as a tool

Any markdown syntax (wiki-link, web link, inline code, emphasis / italic) become distracting in the outline view

Judging by the discussion here
Render links in Outline plugin like in preview mode (0.8.1) it would seem like @ryanjamurphy is trying to consolidate this feature request into Show Preview-rendered text instead of Edit-rendered text in the Outline ?

Other related requests

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+1
:slightly_smiling_face:

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