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Graph View

Shows a graph representation of the internal links between your notes.

Notes with more notes referencing it appear as bigger nodes on the graph.

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Visualization tips

  • You can hover each node to highlight its connections, fading everything else.
  • You can drag nodes around to rearrange the graph. This may be helpful if some nodes are overlaying others.
  • To zoom, you can use mouse wheel scroll, as well as the + and - keys.
  • To pan around, drag the background or use the keyboard arrow keys.
  • Hold Shift while navigating with the keyboard to speed things up.

Custom CSS

Since the graph is rendered using <canvas> and WebGL, CSS is unable to affect things like nodes and links. To customize graph view, we have provided a way to convert CSS colors into WebGL commands.

The following CSS classes are supported:

.graph-view.color-fill-tag (theme-dependent)
.graph-view.color-fill-attachment (theme-dependent)

* theme-dependent means you may have to add .theme-dark or .theme-light to style it for different themes. See [[#Custom CSS#Defaults]] for explanation.

The following CSS rules are supported:

.graph-view.color-class {
/* Supports all CSS color directives, like #HEX, rgb and rgba */
color: #FFF;
color: #FFFFFF;
color: rgb(0, 0, 0);
color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 1);
/* Opacity (similar to rgba) will make the color transparent */
opacity: 0.5;


These CSS rules are the ones Obsidian use by default. You may override any of them using an identical or more specific CSS rule. This applies especially to .color-fill-tag and .color-fill-attachment As a last resort, add !important to the end of your rule.

.theme-dark .graph-view.color-fill-tag,
.theme-light .graph-view.color-fill-tag,
.theme-dark .graph-view.color-fill-attachment,
.theme-light .graph-view.color-fill-attachment,
.graph-view.color-fill-unresolved {}
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Last updated on 9/1/2021