Links, menu items, etc. should always have an icon or indicator if they are website links rather than native menu items. The user shouldn’t ever be surprised by a program launching a browser when they don’t want to do that.
In general, simple text is concise enough. Consider another roam-like, RoamEdit, where every menu option is “icon + text,” but the icons are so ugly that the whole beauty is compromised.
As for the distinction between the outer chain and the inner chain, I remember there is a distinction, the outer chain is underlined, the inner chain is not. Of course, this seems to wait for the user to discover slowly rather than immediately.
I want Logseq to have a clean UI style, and many other improvements can be made as options, plug-ins, or DIY. For functional improvements, the same strategy can be applied.
Of course, it has to be admitted that in terms of cutting-edge UI design, Logseq may venture beyond the influence of RR and explore a new, elegant, and concise UI.
“In general, simple text is concise enough.”
Are you agreeing or disagreeing with the idea of icons having tooltips?
Re: underlining, in the Windows desktop version, menu items that open weblinks are not underlined. I’m not talking about links in the pages or blocks themselves, but menu items like Help / Search Issues.