Another vote here for VS Code style behavior where you have both the flexibility of having multiple panes, but each pane can have tabs.
In terms of the UI, I would suggest that opening a note via the fodler list or quick-pick would replace the note in the current pane, whereas holding CTRL would open it as a tab in the current pane (with an option in preferences to switch that around according to personal preference).
Just want to add that VScode-style tabs are also fantastic for “large print” users (where the amount of text we can have on the screen at once is limited). I can’t have more than 2 (maybe 3) panes open at readable zoom levels before I trigger a migrane from squinting at it.
Need to chime in against all the love in this thread for how VS Code does panes/tabs . I love VS Code, but I really don’t see the point of having multiple tabs within a pane. I use tabs in VimWiki for handling different types of pane sets (a tab for each project, with panes for different aspects of the project). Maybe there’s something I’m misunderstanding about how people use panes in VS Code.
Chiming in here for this; I’ve found an Obsidian Tabs extension but it seems to assume that you want only one pane, whereas I miss the vscode/[[foam]] like setup in which each pane might have its own tab set.
Same here, I would love the same system as in VSCode. With the incoming WYSIWYG mode, that would be a perfect combination (the tabs pluging is a bit klunky and doesn’t really have the expected behavior)
Do we know if this is on the future todolist of the dev?
Do we have any updates on this? It would be really nice if Obsidian had this feature. The current plugin (Obsidian Tabs) doesn’t have the same behavior as tabs in, let’s say, Chrome of Firefox, which is what I would expect. I’m sure I’m not the only one! Would be amazing to see this in a future update.
Obsidian is NOT a Web Browser, Word Processor or Database. What it IS is a PLAIN TEXT application that uses Markdown and works on multiple operating systems (Which are all different) like Windows, Linux (various flavors) MacOS, Android (Various flavors), iOS etc. It IS extensible but that is not the core of the application. The developers ARE Amazing.
And that do NOT exclude it from INSPIRING itself from OTHER applications which HAVE been iterated over FOR years to make navigation AS effective as possible. Suggesting such FEATURES also does not imply that the DEVs aren’t amazing, just THAT some accessibility features might be worthwhile for part of the community.
I’d like this feature as well. The Obsidian tabs plugin works, but I don’t like how it shifts the tabs around once you open a new file. The active tab is also placed down in a row of its own instead of just being side-by-side with the other tabs. It’s really confusing