I am sorry if that how my request sounded. That was definitely not my intention.
What I am requesting is that the process of updating the embedded markdown files within a note would happen occasionally or perhaps upon request by clicking a button.
To give a little context, what I am currently doing is reviewing a list of just about 80 notes (each containing just a tiny embedded jpg of about 100 KB and about 50-100 words). Each of these notes are embedded one after another in a single note. I keep this note in preview mode and have another pane on the right where I am editing the text within those embedded notes, making iterative edits to all of them concurrently, bouncing around quite erratically within the preview comp note, regularly shift+ctrl clicking the link icon within the embedded notes to quickly open it on the side, add a comment, then close it and continue moving around comp, repeating this process quickly.
I just think that it shouldn’t be too much of a performance hit to occasionally update the preview these tiny embedded markdown files containing just tiny jpgs within. The fact that the note preview plugin previews these notes instantaneously if I am to control+hover my cursor over a list of links that have been recently edited makes me think this should not require too much resources.
It is a bit of a productivity hit and mental annoyance/distraction to not see my edits as I make them. I don’t see it as a luxury, but more of a necessity to see updates in this workflow which feels very aligned with what Obsidian was built for. Also, I get this fear they are not saving, even though I am aware this is untrue, and find myself regularly just closing the comp note and reopening it just so I can see the edits. It is also important that I see these comments I am making next to the image, as I continue to add more comments. Overall, I just think that it would be important to have this ability without closing notes, reopening, and re-finding place in note. That was my only point.
I definitely am not in any way going after the speed of Obsidian. This is why I recommended the ability to be able to only update when you run the update function, so as not to reduce the nice performance of Obsidian as it currently is.
I will try to be more descriptive and less confusing in future posts. The last thing I would want to do is criticize Obsidian in any way other than making constructive suggestions that are in line with the implied path of development as I have seen it over the past two months of closely following it.
I know this is a long message and you were simply asking a question, but I think you are right. It is wrong to even give a perception of these types of problems for others to see on this forum, when it is most definitely not the case. Obsidian is lightning and I love it.