Collecting posts on useful workflows for macOS. Link posts in this thread and I’ll consolidate.
A post was split to a new topic: Changing Obsidian’s appearance on the fly with Keyboard Maestro
Maybe this is relevant, since it talks about solutions for macOS specifically.
This is a great great great thread. I’m thinking of buying Keyboard Maestro. Hoping these still work.
How to take advantage of autocompletion (and aliases) when wiki-wrap existing text (with Keyboard Maestro)
When I’m wiki-wrapping existing text, it’s easy to select, hit
[[ and – boom! – that text is now a link. It’s magic. But sometimes, I’m not sure what the exact text is, or the text is “Luhmann” and I want it to link to a page entitled “Niklas Luhmann”, which has the alias,
[Luhmann]. When I’m typing Luhmann, Obsidian’s brilliant autocorrection includes that option – [[Niklas Luhmann|Luhmann]] – but there is no autocorrection offered if you simply wrap the text.
But there is a simple workaround:
- Select the text
- ⌘X - Cut
- ⌘V - Paste
To make it even faster, I’ve created a Keyboard Maestro shortcut ⌘⌥
[ that cuts the selected text to a named clipboard, prepends
[[ and then pastes the cut text, at which point the autocorrection kicks in and you can see several possibilities. Here is a screenshot of the KM macro.
I’ve proposed this Small but big QoL: When linking a pre-existing word or phrase, display the note suggestion menu as a feature for Obsidian, which is very close to what you’ve built for KM here. Thank you, I’ll be using this until (hopefully) the devs implement the feature request!
This is a great little workaround! I re-created it as an Alfred workflow in MacOS:
Here is my Alfred workflow file itself for importing: