Shortcut to Create Checkboxes in Obsidian

Posted on Aug 8, 2021

I have been manually writing - [ ] inside Obsidian to create checkboxes. It’s not very difficult but not the most efficient way to create checkboxes in Obsidian.

But here’s a simple shortcut to do that:

If you’re on Windows/Linux:

  • ctrl + enter - it creates a list
  • ctrl + enter again - it cretes a checkbox

If you’re on Mac:

  • cmd + enter - creates a list
  • cmd + enter again - creates a checkbox

Create Checkbox with Shortcut in Obsidian

Means, press ctrl/cmd + enter 2 times and the checkbox will be created.

Thats’s it.

Hope that helps.