Two New Configurable File/Pane Management Options

Use case or problem

I would prefer to always open unopened files in new panes and to re-use existing panes of already-open files.

Proposed solution

Can we have these two behaviors be configurable (I’m not sure if this is part of quick-switcher or a more fundamental behavior)?

  • The relationship between a pane and a file is durable from the time the file is opened until the pane is closed.
  • A single file can be open in multiple panes.

For instance if the first option was set to ON, and the second option OFF, then this would result in the following behavior:

  1. If Obsidian (via Quick-switcher, the navigator, or other means) opens a file that is not yet open, then a new pane is created for that file.
  2. If Obsidian opens a file that is already open (whether in edit or preview mode) then focus is switched over to that pane.

Current workaround (optional)

QuickSwitcher++ has an edt command that lets you re-use existing pane/file pairs, but it can only find already-open files. It cannot find files not yet open.

Related feature requests (optional)

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