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October 19, 2020

Shiny new things

  • Block references and block embeds are now available.

    • Simply type ^ when linking to trigger the auto-complete: [[Filename^.
    • Use [[^^ to auto-complete blocks globally.
    • The generated link will look like this: [[Filename#blockid]].
    • Block IDs will be generated using the syntax ^blockid when using the auto-complete.
    • Alternatively, you can manually create the block ID using any alpha-numeric character.
    • The block ID must be located at the end of the paragraph or list item, and must include a space character before the ^.
    • To identify more complex blocks, like tables, you can add the ^blockid as its own after the block you're referring to. There must be an empty line before and after ^blockid for this to take effect.
    • Quick reminder that this syntax for block reference isn't portable Markdown (no other tools support it yet), so please use some discretion when considering working with other tools!
  • You can now auto-complete headings and blocks globally.

    • Be aware that this may be slow if your vault is large.
    • Auto-complete blocks globally by typing [[^^.
    • Auto-complete headings globally by typing [[##.
  • There is now a new command for toggling the checkbox state between [ ] and [x]. Ctrl/Cmd+Enter is the default hotkey.


  • The community theme page has been re-styled to be easier to use.
  • HTML <iframe> now has a sandbox attribute added for extra security.

No longer broken

  • Fixed removing links to an opened file causes the backlink pane to sometimes keep showing the removed link.
  • Fixed inability to see the last few characters when editing table that's longer than screen width.
  • Malformed Markdown URLs no longer cause parsing failures.
  • Linking an unlinked mention now shows up in linked mention right away.
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