Use case or problem
Allow internal links to work as reference links (i.e., the Markdown link style where you write
[link text][link-id] and
should work exactly the same as
Current workaround (optional)
You can write these as a URL (see, e.g.,
Related feature requests (optional)
Related bug report:
Steps to reproduce
Create a reference link to an internal file, e.g.:
I’d expect the link to look the same as if I wrote
which is to say, like a regular link, and if I click on it, it should open the Notes.md file.
It produces a link that has a “box with an arrow” next to it (I think this symbolizes an external link?), and when I click on it, it brings up a dialog saying
"Are you sure you want to open this link?
I had the same problem, hope Obsidian will consider this feature.
another similar post:
I’m trying to improve the readability of my note and I thought to use the markdown link system (instead of wikilinks) without enter the link right in the middle of the text but defining a label at the and of my note, like this:
Here I want to enter a [link] to a file.
I think this is the right markdown syntax, but when I click on the link Obsidian opens my browser using it as an external link.
I also used Vs Code to edit and view the note and the link work…
Hope to solve this problem one day.
I just ran into this myself and had a
bug report rejected since this feature request already existed.
I’m not sure I agree with treating this as a feature request; not supporting reference-style links with URLs that work in other contexts should be treated as a bug as Obsidian is not correctly handling Markdown (for reference, see
Basic Syntax | Markdown Guide).