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Best way to rename notes?

Good day,

I've just installed the Archive, and it looks great! I have two questions:

  1. Is there a way to create a keyboard shortcut to rename a note?
  2. Is there a way to automatically show timestamp_id and title (or the first line of the note) in the left-hand-side list?

Right now, I have to right-click on it – but, unfortunately, "Rename" is right above "Delete", and I end up clicking "delete" quite often.

Thank you,
Olexiy

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  • edited February 28

    Hi @Olexiy!

    The keyboard shortcut ⌘-R to rename a note already exists in the app.

    I have the note title both in the filename and in the actual note, so I use a Keyboard Maestro macro to change the filename automatically after I've changed the title in the note. The macro is based on the first three lines of a note looking like this (UID is the standard, unique 12-digit number that many people here use when naming their notes):

    [[UID]]
    
    # Title of the Note
    

  • @Olexiy said:
    2. Is there a way to automatically show timestamp_id and title (or the first line of the note) in the left-hand-side list?

    Olexiy, the way this is done is to include a UID ⌘U in the note's title.

    When creating a note from the OMNI BAR, enter the shortcut for the UID `⌘U and then the title. This is the usual practice.

    Watch a demo.

    Will Simpson
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  • Will, thank you very much! The video is super-helpful!
    I was creating notes via Command-N, so I was missing on this feature!

    @Will said:

    @Olexiy said:
    2. Is there a way to automatically show timestamp_id and title (or the first line of the note) in the left-hand-side list?

    Olexiy, the way this is done is to include a UID ⌘U in the note's title.

    When creating a note from the OMNI BAR, enter the shortcut for the UID `⌘U and then the title. This is the usual practice.

    Watch a demo.

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