When I was a big nvALT user, I got very used to a specific set of actions whenever I needed to take notes on something I would…
Cmd-Tabover to nvALT
Cmd-Lto get to the search bar
- Type the thing on my mind
- Scan the search results
- Choose a note Edit/Append to the note as needed
Enterto make a new file to empty my brain into
This was deep, deep muscle memory for me. “This feels familiar. Did I ever write anything up about…” then
Cmd-L, type-ity-type-ity, and continue on. This was very smooth.
As much as I’ve raved about Obsidian in this series, I was missing this feature.
But it turns out that
Cmd-O is all you had to say. It’s nearly the same functionality. The search happens in a modal dialog and gives you the option of navigating down to the note you want or just creating a new note with the search contents as the title.
And yes, Windows & Linux users,
I now keep my left pane collapsed by default and only use the search tab for looking for tags.