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Re: Lots of automatic links pointing nowhere



By default there are several things that create links automatically.

Writing " +something " a word starting with +
Writing " SomeThing " camel case
Writing " :something " a word starting with :

Even if you paste the text from somewhere else. Those words will be
clickable. Will appear grey in the tree until you put some content.

Also pasting folders with .txt files inside one of Zim notebook folders
will show in the links tree.


On 9 May 2018 at 10:53, Christoph Held <kreisleriana@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi all
> My main Zim Notebook is accumulating links that I have not set
> intentionally, to be more precise, I have created a link but it is pointing
> to a target that does not exist where the link is pointing thus a new but
> empty target appears in the Index pane in italic letters.
> The reason in a few cases seems to be that the link target is missing the
> leading colon.
> I usually create a link by typing Cmd-L (on a Mac) and type a few letters
> until the desired target appears in a drop down list, I select it,
> sometimes I adjust the descriptive text to make the rendered text look a
> bit more readable and accept my choice.
> Why would Zim sometimes suggest incomplete paths thus implicitly creating
> unwanted new targets with the shortest relative path? I am pretty sure I
> did not create these link targets myself.
> Any ideas how to fix or avoid this behaviour in the future?
> Christoph
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Guilherme Lino

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