Hello everybody, we have a mini update to release 9916.
The autocomplete panels are now wider to accommodate more of the note titles. To facilitate the insertion of aliases, the wiki link panel now handles the alias separator character |. This, when the panel is displayed, generates a link to a note or a header ending with | (e.g. [[notetitle|]] ) with the caret placed before ]].
This update also fixes a couple of migration issues concerning lists and some parsing errors.
As usual, you can check the update via Bear > Check for Updates
After typing “/” i can choose some heading. But after typing"|" no header is taken over: i end up with “/|”. Am i doing something wrong or does it not work with my german keyboard like intended? The video confuses me. I only can type in alias by going back into already existing wiki link
Yeah same with Finnish/Swedish layout: [[notetitle then press / and you can pick a heading like in the video, but pressing | just ends up with [[notetitle/heading| and no wikilink is created. The keyboard shortcuts are the same as in Norwegian.
I think it was Andy Matuschak who asked for double lines. While i believe that double lines as standard are not a good idea in terms of ui, i also think that a key modifier for switching to double lines in special scenarios may be a good solution. You only see double lines while using the modifier
The wider autocomplete dialog is a real improvement; thanks. I do still find myself wishing it were wider in practice—it still feels needlessly difficult (though less so!) to discriminate my notes here.
Just riffing, in case it’s helpful: my impulse would be to make the autocomplete dialog match the editor’s line width, perhaps minus some padding. No need for double lines, I think!
Also, love the dynamic width changes for the autocomplete panel. You made it feel elegant and unobtrusive.
EDIT: while testing it, I discovered something that bothers me, though. I selected a wikilink (say: [[wikilink]], and wanted to erase it and start writing a new wikilink, so I typed an opening square bracket. What I expected to happen was for the previous text to disappear in favor of a single bracket. What happened instead is that double brackets got changed to single brackets. That’s how I learned Bear had bracket autocompletion.
For the record, this is inconsistent with how all other apps do it: repeatedly pressing a bracket in other apps like iA Writer or Logseq keeps adding brackets instead of a cycle of adding/removing a single bracket. It makes adding WikiLinks easy and is more intuitive to me. Would you consider changing that behavior to be more in line with other apps?
Here another point which perhaps just me feel inconvenient: after reaching the end of title inside of the wiki link i have to escape out of the brackets either by mouse/trackpad or by hitting two times right arrow on keyboard. It feels so natural for me just to hit enter to escape out of the brackets