I was hoping that LogSeq might be able to implement a global quick capture function. My general idea would be to be able to type ctrl+space as a global shortcut from any application and pop up a small window that allows me to type in the home screen (either the daily journal or the home page). You already have the element that I would summon which is when you hover over a page and can type inside of it. A few other applications do this already:
- See the Quick Entry section here
- Mem.ai also has something similar.
Yep, this would be great!
In the meantime, and if you’re a Mac+Alfred person, I’ve made a workflow that helps with this:
(I’m sure there are alternatives to every other platform, but I don’t know them.)
This plugin seems to fit the bill:
It even has a keyboard shortcut.
I don’t think this is “[DONE]”… the quick capture callback is great, but the original suggestion was to have global hotkeys - which would be amazing.
This can be done in Obsidian with this plugin: GitHub - mjessome/obsidian-global-hotkeys: Global hotkey support for Obsidian.md
And then hit Cmd-\ or Ctrl-Space (your choice) in any other application, and Obsidian comes to the front, e.g. on the Journal page.
I would like to implement the quick capture API into Windows PowerToys (call search bar from anywhere hitting ALT+SPACEBAR)…
Any suggestion where to begin if this is possible?
Late, but I just came across this discussion today.
I too use both Logseq and Powertools so I looked up the code to see if I could find anything and it seems the code for the plugins are here: PowerToys/src/modules/launcher/Plugins at main · microsoft/PowerToys · GitHub
Also there is a label in the issue tracker for issues related to PowerToys Run, here is a direct link to a prefiltered view of these: Issues · microsoft/PowerToys · GitHub
Don’t use PowerToys, but I’d look at the source code of the existing extensions for RayCast and Alfred as a starting point.
i use command+N global hotkey with Raycast to send a note to the journal. works well.