How to navigate from the current note using outbound (Tinderbox) links? This depends on the link type
Using keyboard shortcuts
Pressing Cmd+Return (⌘+↩), note but not Cmd+Enter, will navigate the first Basic Link (if present). The first link is defined as the oldest (by creation date) basic-type link for the current note.
It is possible to 'Go back', i.e. navigate backwards along the last traversed link, using Cmd+single-quote (⌘+'). In the case of the Go Back command Tinderbox will navigate the last-used link regardless of whether a Basic or Text type link.
Navigating Basic Links
Selecting and following Basic type links, especially if not the oldest link, is done using either of the following:
In either case, select a target note from the column of outbound links and double-click it. The target note will be selected and focused in the text pane; see below for whether the target note is shown in the view pane.
Navigating Text Links
Simply click on the link anchor. The target note will be selected and focused in the text pane; see below for whether the target note is shown in the view pane.
Displaying anchor text. By default, text link anchor text is coloured. Anchor text can also be temporarily underlined by pressing Cmd+Opt (⌘+⌥). Both these behaviours can be turned off via a document preference option.
Is the newly-selected target note shown in the view pane?
This depends on the view type:
- Map view. If the target note is on the current map, the map view will scroll to make the note visible.
- Outline/Chart views. In hoisted views (i.e. those views rooted on a lower level container), selecting a target outside current view scope will un-hoist the view to place the target in scope. If the target note is in a collapsed branch the branch is not expanded (though the note within it is selected).
- Other views. Behaviour will vary - there is no formal documentation of what should happen.