Multi-cursor support in Obsidian

Feb 3, 2022 · 2 min read

This post brings together two of my favourite things: Note taking, and multiple cursors. I remember the first time an engineer introduced me to Sublime Text. The main thing he would bang on about was multiple cursors. I was very quickly sold. It’s pure magic and speeds up so many things. I instantly switched from Eclipse PDT to Sublime Text.

I’ve always liked writing notes, but always struggled with various tools. I have a work diary going back to 2009! I’ve used vim, VSCode, Sublime Text, but they never really got it right. I have even tried hand writing notes in journals, it’s not for me, no matter how much I want it to be!

I saw some folks talking about Obsidian so I had to try it out. Turns out, it’s lovely.


I had a bit of spare time, and wanted to see how easy it would be to write an Obsidian plugin. It’s a slick experience, so I created Obsidian Multi-cursor. It allows you to add cursors above, below, or for all of the selection. It’s good enough for me right now.

If you use Obsidian, and like multiple cursors to make you more efficient, then please check it out.