# Modifiers

Modifiers allow you to update the behavior of lookup. You can trigger a modifier by clicking on the modifier icon or passing custom arguments to dendron.lookup when defining a custom keyboard shortcut.

Modifiers are divided into 6 categories:

• filter
• selection
• note
• split
• effect
• other

## filterType

Filter notes that show up during lookup

### directChildOnly

By default, unless you are at the root of your workspace, dendron does a fuzzy search of all notes that match your current hierarchy prefix. This is useful to see your entire sub-tree in one glance but can be overwhelming if you have a lot of notes.

Dendron's directChildFilter is a toggle that limits lookup to just the next level in the tree. This is useful for exploring your hierarchy one level at a time.

• filter all notes that are not the direct children of the current note

## selectionType

Determines behavior of selected text when creating a new note via lookup

### selectionExtract

selection is extracted to newly created note (default)

selection is turned into a link to newly created note. note path is set to {current-path}.{slug-of-selection}

• a slug is the human readable portion of an url

• you can control this behavior using dendron.linkSelectAutoTitleBehavior

• type: string
• default: slug
• options: ['none', 'slug']

Control title behavior when using selection2link with lookup

## noteType

Modifies note path

### journal

Create a journal note

### scratch

create a scratch note

## splitType

If set, open note in a new split

### horizontal

When opening a note via lookup, you can decide to have the note open in a horizontal split.This works when you're creating new notes or opening an existing note

## effectType

Effects modify lookup in additional ways that are not covered by the other modification categories

### multiSelect

You can toggle multi-select within lookup. This lets you work with multiple notes at once. You can combine this with other modifiers like splitType and the copyWikiLink modifier.

Copy the results of a lookup as a wikilink.

## Other Modifiers

Dendron has a few additional modifiers that can only be set programatically

### noConfirm

If set, select first option from lookup without confirmation

• type: boolean

### value

If set, have a custom value for lookup

• type: string