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Create Daily Journal Note

  • shortcuts:
    • key: ctrl+shift+i
    • mac: cmd+shift+i
    • when: editorFocus

Create a global journal note

  • shortcuts:
    • key: ctrl+shift+c
    • mac: cmd+shift+c
    • when: editorFocus

Copy wiki link to note

Copy Note Ref

  • shortcuts:
    • key: ctrl+shift+r
    • mac: cmd+shift+r
    • when: editorFocus

Copies a reference to the current open document

Lets you quickly create a note reference to the current note.

If you have a header selected while running this command, it will copy the note ref with the selected header to the next note ref

Delete Node

  • shortcuts:
    • key: ctrl+shift+d
    • mac: cmd+shift+d

Delete a note or schema

Rename Note

  • shortcuts: none

Rename a note and all backlinks

Show Preview

  • shortcuts:
    • windows: windows+ctrl+p
    • mac: cmd+ctrl+p

Show Markdown Preview


  • shortcuts:
    • mac: cmd+L
    • key: ctrl+l

Initiate note lookup

Start anchor notes not found

Lookup (Journal Note)

  • shortcuts:
    • key: ctrl+shift+j
    • mac: cmd+shift+j
    • args: {'noteType': 'journal'}

Initiate note lookup with journal note pre-selected

Start anchor notes not found

Lookup (Scratch Note)

  • shortcuts:
    • key: ctrl+shift+s
    • mac: cmd+shift+s
    • args: {'noteType': 'scratch', 'selectionType': 'selection2link'}

Initiate note lookup with scratch note pre-selected

Start anchor notes not found

Lookup Schema

  • shortcuts:
    • mac: cmd+shift+L
    • key: ctrl+shift+l

Initiate schema lookup

  • shortcuts: none

Open link to external file (eg. pdf, .mov, etc) use system default


Reload Index

  • shortcuts: none

Reload the index. Necessary for Dendron to pick up on schema changes.

Archive Hierarchy

  • shortcuts: none

Move current note and all children under the archive hierarchy

This is a convenience method around Refactor Hierarchy for the case of archiving hierarchies you are no longer using. For example, if you were currently at, running Archive Hierarchy would be equivalent to running Refactor Hierarchy with the following arguments:

  • matcher:
  • replacement:

Refactor Hierarchy

  • shortcuts: none

Update hierarchy using regex

Like Rename Note but works on an entire hierarchy of notes. This command takes two arguments:

  • matcher: regex that matches text you want to capture for replacement
  • replacer: regex that represents text you want to use as replacement

After running the command, you will be taken to a preview that shows all files that will be affected. You will be given an option in a dropdown to either proceed with the refactor or cancel the operation.

  • NOTE: Dendron will warn you if refactoring will overwrite existing files. You will need to either change your replacer or move the affected files before Dendron will perform a refactor

Refactor Hierarchy is

Go Up

  • shortcuts:
    • mac: cmd+shift+up
    • key: ctrl+shift+up
    • when: editorFocus

Go to closet non-stub parent of the currently open note

Go Next Sibling

  • shortcuts:
    • key: ctrl+shift+]
    • when: editorFocus

Go to the next sibling

Go Previous Sibling

  • shortcuts:
    • key: ctrl+shift+[
    • when: editorFocus

Go to the previous sibling

Go Down

  • shortcuts:
    • mac: cmd+shift+down
    • key: ctrl+shift+down
    • when: editorFocus

Go down the hierarchy


Vault Add

  • shortcuts: none

Add a new vault

When you add a vault, you can choose between adding a local vault or a remote vault.

Vault Remove

  • shortcuts: none

Remove a vault

Remove a vault from your workspace. Note that the underlying files wil not be deleted - the vault will lose its association with your workspace.

Initialize Workspace

  • shortcuts: none

Create a new workspace

Change Workspace

  • shortcuts: none

Change into existing workspace

Snapshot Vault

  • shortcuts: none

Create a snapshot of your vault

Takes a snapshot of your entire vault, including assets. This command will ignore version control folders like .git when making a snapshot. Snapshots are saved under {workspace}/snapshots/{timestamp}

Restore Vault

  • shortcuts: none

Restore your vault from a snapshot

Restores your vault based on a snapshot. When restoring, it will over-write any notes that have the same name as notes in the snapshot. It will ignore version control directories like .git when restoring your vault

Show Help

  • shortcuts: none

Dendron will open your current browser to the cheatsheet page.

Configure (yaml)

  • shortcuts: none

Modify Dendron Config as raw YAML


  • shortcuts: none

Modify Dendron Config using Dendron UI


Build Pod

  • shortcuts: none

Build your notes for export. Currently, only export to github pages is supported.

Configure Pod

  • shortcuts: none

Update your pod configuration

Import Pod

  • shortcuts: none

Import notes from an external data source. Currently, only the local file system is supported

Export Pod

  • shortcuts: none

Export notes to an external data source. Currently only JSON is supported.

Publish Pod

  • shortcuts: none

Publish your note to a different format/location

Copy Note URL

  • shortcuts:
    • mac: cmd+shift+u
    • windows: ctrl+shift+u

Get URL of current note from published site

If you highlight a header, will copy the url with the header set as the anchor



  • shortcuts: none

Build, commit and publish your notes with a single command

  • NOTE: this is mean for v1 publishing. V2 publishing currently does not have a publish command.

Site Build

  • shortcuts: none

Build your notes using publishing v2

This command works by running dendron-cli in the background.

Site Preview

  • shortcuts: none

Preview your notes on localhost using publishing v2

This command works by running dendron-cli in the background.



  • shortcuts: none

Auto fix issues with frontmatter

This makes sure your workspace is up to date. It will execute the following actions:

  • add ids and titles to the frontmatter of all notes that are missing it
  • setup a docs folder if it doesn't exist. Required if you want to publish your notes

Dump State

  • shortcuts: none

Dump internal state of Dendron inside logs

This is useful when diagnosing issues in Dendron

Dendron:Dev: Open Logs

  • shortcuts: none

Open Dendron logs for current session