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CSS for inline block references that works for both NEW CM6 Live Preview and also Preview Mode for both CM5 (Legacy) and CM6 (New)
:root {
/* #7159de (similar to Obsidian purple) */
--block-ref-line-color: grey;
--block-ref-line-type: solid;
--block-ref-line-size: 2px;
/* Set to "inherit" for no bg color */
--block-ref-hover-bg-color: #d4d0d026;
}
/*
***************************************************
Live Preview (WYSIWYG Edit mode) inline block refs
***************************************************
*/
/*
Styling the embed when the reference embed is on its own line (NOT inline)
This was added due to recent update on 2022_02_18 to include children bullets
*/
div.is-live-preview :not(.cm-line)>[src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed,
div.is-live-preview :not(.cm-line)>[src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed>div>.markdown-preview-view {
padding: 0px;
margin: 0px;
}
div.is-live-preview :not(.cm-line)>[src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed {
border: none;
border-radius: 0px;
padding: 0px 25px 0px 0px;
}
div.is-live-preview :not(.cm-line)>[src*="^"].internal-embed:not(.image-embed) {
display: flex;
padding: 0 2px 0 4px;
}
div.is-live-preview :not(.cm-line)>[src*="^"].internal-embed p {
margin: 0px;
text-decoration: underline var(--block-ref-line-size) var(--block-ref-line-type) var(--block-ref-line-color);
text-underline-position: under;
}
div.is-live-preview :not(.cm-line)>[src*="^"].internal-embed:not(.image-embed)>div.markdown-embed:hover p {
background-color: var(--block-ref-hover-bg-color);
}
/* checkboxes in embeds on their own line */
div.is-live-preview :not(.cm-line)>[src*="^"].internal-embed ul>li>input {
vertical-align: unset;
top: 2px;
}
/* max height change to give more room in the embed */
div.is-live-preview :not(.cm-line)>[src*="^"].internal-embed>div>div.markdown-embed-content.markdown-embed-block {
max-height: 80vh;
}
/* TWO OPTIONS FOR STANDALONE BULLET LIST REFERENCES ON THEIR OWN LINE (NOT INLINE WITH OTHER TEXT)... CHOOSE ONE BELOW BY COMMENTING OUT THE OTHER */
/* 1) WHEN YOU WANT THE BULLETS TO LOOK SIMILAR TO INLINE REFS WITH COLORED UNDERLINE UNDER EACH BULLET */
/**/
div.is-live-preview :not(.cm-line)>[src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed>.markdown-embed-content>.markdown-preview-view>.markdown-preview-sizer {
padding-bottom: unset !important;
min-height: unset !important;
}
div.is-live-preview :not(.cm-line)>[src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed>div>.markdown-preview-view>.markdown-preview-sizer.markdown-preview-section>div>ul {
margin: 0px;
padding-left: 20px;
}
div.is-live-preview :not(.cm-line)>[src*="^"].internal-embed li {
margin: 0px;
text-decoration: underline var(--block-ref-line-size) var(--block-ref-line-type) var(--block-ref-line-color);
text-underline-position: under;
}
/**/
/* 2) WHEN YOU WANT THE BLOCK REFS ON THEIR OWN LINE TO LOOK MORE LIKE NATIVE EMBEDS BUT JUST LESS WASTED SPACE */
/*
div.is-live-preview :not(.cm-line) > [src*="^"].internal-embed > .markdown-embed > div > .markdown-preview-view > .markdown-preview-sizer.markdown-preview-section > div > ul {
border: 2px solid var(--background-modifier-border);
border-radius: 10px;
margin: 0px;
padding: 10px 20px 10px 35px;
}
*/
/* Removing the children bullets from inline block refs due to recent update 2022_02_18 */
div.is-live-preview .cm-line>[src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed>.markdown-embed-content>.markdown-preview-view>.markdown-preview-sizer li:not([data-line="0"]),
div.is-live-preview .cm-line>[src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed>.markdown-embed-content>.markdown-preview-view>.markdown-preview-sizer li .list-collapse-indicator {
display: none;
}
div.is-live-preview .cm-line>[src*="^"].internal-embed>div.markdown-embed {
border: none;
border-radius: 0px;
}
/* Set the styling of the line */
div.is-live-preview .cm-line>[src*="^"].internal-embed:not(.image-embed)>div.markdown-embed p,
div.is-live-preview .cm-line>[src*="^"].internal-embed:not(.image-embed)>div.markdown-embed li {
border-top: none;
border-left: none;
border-right: none;
border-radius: 0px;
border-bottom: var(--block-ref-line-size) var(--block-ref-line-type) var(--block-ref-line-color);
padding: 0px;
margin: 0px;
padding-bottom: 2px;
/* Using underline instead of border like TfTHacker prefers
border: none;
border-radius: unset;
text-decoration-color: var(--block-ref-line-color);
text-decoration-style: var(--block-ref-line-type);
text-decoration-thickness: var(--block-ref-line-size);
text-decoration-line: underline;
text-underline-position: under;
text-underline-offset: 2px;
*/
}
div.is-live-preview .cm-line>[src*="^"].internal-embed:not(.image-embed)>div.markdown-embed ol {
padding: 0px;
margin: 0px;
}
/* Need to slightly raise list items up or the border is hidden by the line below it (because of the padding-bottom: 2px added above) */
div.is-live-preview .cm-line.HyperMD-list-line [src*="^"].internal-embed:not(.image-embed)>div.markdown-embed {
bottom: 0px;
}
div.is-live-preview .cm-line.HyperMD-list-line.HyperMD-task-line [src*="^"].internal-embed:not(.image-embed)>div.markdown-embed {
bottom: 3px;
}
/* Remove margin and padding and set display inline... also remove bullets */
div.is-live-preview .cm-line>[src*="^"].internal-embed:not(.image-embed),
div.is-live-preview .cm-line>[src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed,
div.is-live-preview .cm-line>[src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed>.markdown-embed-content,
div.is-live-preview .cm-line>[src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed>.markdown-embed-content>.markdown-preview-view,
div.is-live-preview .cm-line>[src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed>.markdown-embed-content>.markdown-preview-view>.markdown-preview-sizer,
div.is-live-preview .cm-line>[src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed>.markdown-embed-content>.markdown-preview-view>.markdown-preview-sizer>div,
div.is-live-preview .cm-line>[src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed>.markdown-embed-content>.markdown-preview-view>.markdown-preview-sizer>div>p,
div.is-live-preview .cm-line>[src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed>.markdown-embed-content>.markdown-preview-view>.markdown-preview-sizer>div>div,
div.is-live-preview .cm-line>[src*="^"].internal-embed:not(.image-embed)>div.markdown-embed>div.markdown-embed-content>div.markdown-preview-view>div.markdown-preview-section ul,
div.is-live-preview .cm-line>[src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed>.markdown-embed-content>.markdown-preview-view>.markdown-preview-sizer ul,
div.is-live-preview .cm-line>[src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed>.markdown-embed-content>.markdown-preview-view>.markdown-preview-sizer li,
div.is-live-preview .cm-line>[src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed>.markdown-embed-content>.markdown-preview-view>.markdown-preview-sizer li>div {
display: inline;
padding: 0px;
margin: 0px;
}
div.is-live-preview [src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed>.markdown-embed-content>.markdown-preview-view>.markdown-preview-sizer>div>blockquote {
display: inline-block;
padding: 0px 0px 4px 5px;
margin: 0px;
border: 0 solid var(--interactive-accent);
border-left-width: 7px;
}
/* Account for the extra space added on end of block reference text content (Licat needs to fix) */
div.is-live-preview .cm-line>[src*="^"].internal-embed:not(.image-embed) {
/* Not going to apply this as Licat will fix eventually */
/*margin-right: -3px;*/
}
/* Hide the block ref link unless hovered */
div.is-live-preview [src*="^"].internal-embed:not(.image-embed)>div.markdown-embed>div.markdown-embed-link {
display: none;
color: transparent;
top: 0px;
left: 0px;
right: unset;
}
/* Show the block ref link on hover */
div.is-live-preview [src*="^"].internal-embed:not(.image-embed)>div.markdown-embed:hover>div.markdown-embed-link {
display: block;
width: 90%;
min-width: 150px;
max-width: 90%;
}
div.is-live-preview .cm-line>[src*="^"].internal-embed:not(.image-embed)>div.markdown-embed:hover p,
div.is-live-preview .cm-line>[src*="^"].internal-embed:not(.image-embed)>div.markdown-embed:hover li {
background-color: var(--block-ref-hover-bg-color);
border-bottom-style: var(--block-ref-line-type);
/* Using underline instead of border like TfTHacker prefers
text-decoration-style: var(--block-ref-line-type);
*/
}
/* Remove line breaks on multi-line block refs */
div.is-live-preview .cm-line>[src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed>.markdown-embed-content>.markdown-preview-view>.markdown-preview-sizer br {
/*display: none;*/
}
div.is-live-preview .cm-line>[src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed>.markdown-embed-content>.markdown-preview-view>.markdown-preview-sizer li input.task-list-item-checkbox {
top: 0px;
vertical-align: middle;
z-index: 1;
/* margin-left: revert; */
margin-left: 0px;
margin-right: 5px;
}
/* For embeds of code blocks */
.markdown-source-view.mod-cm6.is-live-preview .cm-line>[src*="^"].internal-embed:not(.image-embed)>div.markdown-embed pre[class*="language-"] code {
white-space: pre-wrap;
word-break: break-word;
}
/*
***************************************************
PREVIEW MODE inline block refs
Works for both CM5 (Legacy) and CM6
***************************************************
*/
div.workspace-leaf-content>div.view-content>div>div.markdown-preview-view>div.markdown-preview-section span[src*="^"].internal-embed:not(.image-embed)>div.markdown-embed {
border-top: none;
border-left: none;
border-right: none;
border-radius: 0px;
border-bottom: var(--block-ref-line-size) var(--block-ref-line-type) var(--block-ref-line-color);
padding: 0px;
margin: 0px;
padding-bottom: 2px;
/* Using underline instead of border like TfTHacker prefers
border: none;
border-radius: unset;
text-decoration-color: var(--block-ref-line-color);
text-decoration-style: var(--block-ref-line-type);
text-decoration-thickness: var(--block-ref-line-size);
text-decoration-line: underline;
text-underline-position: under;
text-underline-offset: 2px;
*/
}
div.workspace-leaf-content>div.view-content>div>div.markdown-preview-view>div.markdown-preview-section span[src*="^"].internal-embed:not(.image-embed),
div.workspace-leaf-content>div.view-content>div>div.markdown-preview-view>div.markdown-preview-section span[src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed,
div.workspace-leaf-content>div.view-content>div>div.markdown-preview-view>div.markdown-preview-section span[src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed>.markdown-embed-content,
div.workspace-leaf-content>div.view-content>div>div.markdown-preview-view>div.markdown-preview-section span[src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed>.markdown-embed-content>.markdown-preview-view,
div.workspace-leaf-content>div.view-content>div>div.markdown-preview-view>div.markdown-preview-section span[src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed>.markdown-embed-content>.markdown-preview-view>.markdown-preview-sizer,
div.workspace-leaf-content>div.view-content>div>div.markdown-preview-view>div.markdown-preview-section span[src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed>.markdown-embed-content>.markdown-preview-view>.markdown-preview-sizer>div,
div.workspace-leaf-content>div.view-content>div>div.markdown-preview-view>div.markdown-preview-section span[src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed>.markdown-embed-content>.markdown-preview-view>.markdown-preview-sizer>div>p,
div.workspace-leaf-content>div.view-content>div>div.markdown-preview-view>div.markdown-preview-section span[src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed>.markdown-embed-content>.markdown-preview-view>.markdown-preview-sizer>div>div,
div.workspace-leaf-content>div.view-content>div>div.markdown-preview-view>div.markdown-preview-section span[src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed>.markdown-embed-content>.markdown-preview-view>.markdown-preview-sizer ul,
div.workspace-leaf-content>div.view-content>div>div.markdown-preview-view>div.markdown-preview-section span[src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed>.markdown-embed-content>.markdown-preview-view>.markdown-preview-sizer li,
div.workspace-leaf-content>div.view-content>div>div.markdown-preview-view>div.markdown-preview-section span[src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed>.markdown-embed-content>.markdown-preview-view>.markdown-preview-sizer li>div,
div.workspace-leaf-content>div.view-content>div>div.markdown-preview-view>div.markdown-preview-section span[src*="^"].internal-embed:not(.image-embed)>div.markdown-embed>div.markdown-embed-content>div.markdown-preview-view>div.markdown-preview-section ul {
display: inline;
padding: 0px;
margin: 0px;
}
div.workspace-leaf-content>div.view-content>div>div.markdown-preview-view>div.markdown-preview-section span[src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed>.markdown-embed-content>.markdown-preview-view>.markdown-preview-sizer>div>blockquote {
display: inline-block;
padding: 0px;
margin: 0px;
padding-left: 5px;
border-top: none;
border-bottom: none;
border-right: none;
}
/* Hide the block ref link unless hovered */
div.workspace-leaf-content>div.view-content>div>div.markdown-preview-view>div.markdown-preview-section span[src*="^"].internal-embed:not(.image-embed)>div.markdown-embed>div.markdown-embed-link {
display: none;
color: transparent;
top: 0px;
left: 0px;
right: unset;
}
/* Show the block ref link on hover */
div.workspace-leaf-content>div.view-content>div>div.markdown-preview-view>div.markdown-preview-section span[src*="^"].internal-embed:not(.image-embed)>div.markdown-embed:hover>div.markdown-embed-link {
display: block;
width: 100%;
min-width: 150px;
}
div.workspace-leaf-content>div.view-content>div>div.markdown-preview-view>div.markdown-preview-section span[src*="^"].internal-embed:not(.image-embed)>div.markdown-embed:hover {
background-color: var(--block-ref-hover-bg-color);
border-bottom-style: var(--block-ref-line-type);
/* Using underline instead of border like TfTHacker prefers
text-decoration-style: var(--block-ref-line-type);
*/
}
/* Remove line breaks on multi-line block refs */
div.workspace-leaf-content>div.view-content>div>div.markdown-preview-view>div.markdown-preview-section span[src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed>.markdown-embed-content>.markdown-preview-view>.markdown-preview-sizer br {
/*display: none;*/
}
div.workspace-leaf-content>div.view-content>div>div.markdown-preview-view>div.markdown-preview-section span[src*="^"].internal-embed>.markdown-embed>.markdown-embed-content>.markdown-preview-view>.markdown-preview-sizer li input.task-list-item-checkbox {
z-index: 1;
margin-left: revert;
}
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GitMurf commented Nov 11, 2021

Here is link to the original Preview Mode CSS for inline block references: https://gist.github.com/GitMurf/bb68e9f48556b80d9a694eb0fd1742fe

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GitMurf commented Nov 16, 2021

Here is what it looks like after recent changes (the item that says "Open Link" is what it looks like when being hovered by the mouse):

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DutchPete commented Nov 17, 2021

This is fantastic, what a joy to see/not see those block references like that.

I have a related question: I have a number of old references to headers (I try to avoid those now), which means all the text below the headers down to the next header is shown in the transclusion. In Live Preview that transclusion is out of line vertically with the host text, has a rim around it, a scrollbar, a link icon, and big gaps above and below. This is how I cope with that:

/* eliminate scrollbars, borders, and vertically align */

.markdown-embed, .markdown-embed-content.node-insert-event  { /* CM6; the above is CM5 */
  max-height: unset;
  border: none !important;
  margin-left: -1.2rem !important; /* for Live Preview; in Preview: -0.5rem */
  margin-bottom: -2rem !important;
  margin-top: 0rem !important;
}


/* hide link icon */
.markdown-embed-link svg {
  opacity: 0;
}

/* show link icon on hover */
.markdown-embed:hover svg {
  opacity: 1;
}

The margin-left interferes with your code, so I commented it out. Is there a way to fix the vertical misalignment in any other way without it affecting your code?

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GitMurf commented Nov 20, 2021

@DutchPete the following should work. The key is adding span:not([src*="^"]) > in front of the .markdown-embed selector.

span:not([src*="^"]) > .markdown-embed, span:not([src*="^"]) > .markdown-embed .markdown-embed-content.node-insert-event  { /* CM6; the above is CM5 */
  max-height: unset;
  border: none !important;
  margin-left: -1.2rem !important; /* for Live Preview; in Preview: -0.5rem */
  margin-bottom: -2rem !important;
  margin-top: 0rem !important;
}

/* hide link icon */
span:not([src*="^"]) > .markdown-embed .markdown-embed-link svg {
  opacity: 0;
}

/* show link icon on hover */
span:not([src*="^"]) > .markdown-embed:hover svg {
  opacity: 1;
}

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tctco commented Dec 25, 2021

Hi, this is amazing!

However, the code could not render tables properly (there will be a small rectangular on the upper left corner when hovering). Is there a way to fix this? Maybe make it transparent or something? I'm not an expert in css :(

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that0n3guy commented Jan 4, 2022

Multi-lined bulleted embeds don't work well with this:
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GitMurf commented Jan 8, 2022

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GitMurf commented Feb 20, 2022

I came up with a way that can keep my standard inline block referencing as default including hiding the new children list item / bullet feature (will hide the children).... but then ALSO allow for you to have a regular embed to bring in children list items if you want by simply adding |children as an alias to the block ref embed link (see screenshot).

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GitMurf commented Mar 7, 2022

Further update after figuring out how to do it without needing the |children alias added.

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GitMurf commented Mar 8, 2022

Choose between the following two options for how a list with children item show when block reference embed is on its own line (not inline with other text). You must un-comment one section and comment out the other.

OPTION 1 from line 41

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OPTION 2 from line 58:

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livekth commented Apr 2, 2022

Thank you for the plugin!

I have a small wish that, when I apply this to my theme, I wish I could highlight inline reference blocks - currently, the highlights disappear on the inline blocks.

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livekth commented Apr 2, 2022

Can you please help me make the embed wider? I'd like to have it stretched full width. Currently, it occupies only 60% of the width, I would say.

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GitMurf commented Apr 4, 2022

Can you please help me make the embed wider? I'd like to have it stretched full width. Currently, it occupies only 60% of the width, I would say.

Please provide more details with screenshots so I can try to help. Thanks.

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jjesskalee commented May 19, 2022

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Hello! Thanks very much for a great snippet - this is doing exactly what I wanted! The only issue I'm currently coming across is what I've included a screen shot of.

On line 1, I have a task that's been written into this document. Line 2 is an embed task from another document, but the information in that embedded line has its own new line constraints. You can see that line 3, which contains another local task, extends past the embed in line 2.

Is there any way to adjust the width of the embedded item? Thanks!

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GitMurf commented May 24, 2022

@jjesskalee can you please try without any theme? I believe this is a theme issue or another css snippet because I don’t have this problem with vanilla default theme.

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nhan000 commented Jun 25, 2022

Hi great CSS code that add great feature to the app.

I need your help with this (and please bear with me bc I'm a noob). I've spend a whole day messing around and even with your detailed annotation in the code I still can't do what I want:

This is currently my set up in Logseq. There are 2 things that I like:

  • Block reference are inline, no matter if it's a reference within another reference. (I make text brown so that I know it's a block ref).
  • I have a "^" at the end of block ref to indicate that it's a block ref. This helps me to know that there is a block ref within a block ref.

The issue I have are 2 fold:
  • In Obsidian, block ref within block ref breaks line in Preview Mode (but not Reading Mode) -> Please help make the line not broken if I have block ref within block ref.
  • I can't seem to add "^" at the end of the block ref using the syntax I have in Logseq even when I was able to identify the block ref in Obsidian (using Ctrl Shift I) and was able to change the color of the block ref. Please help me add "^" at the end of the block ref.

This is what I meant
In reading mode: Line is not broken

In Preview mode line is broken

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GitMurf commented Aug 30, 2022

Update: Cleaned up the styling to match vscode auto formatter for consistency going forward

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