URL for document root

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#1
  • If I copy the URL of a document when I’m at the root, I’ll get something like this:

    https://dynalist.io/d/aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    

    Returning to this URL later will always take me to the most recent node I had open in this document.

  • If I copy the URL when I’m at a particular node in the document, I’ll get something like this:

    https://dynalist.io/d/aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa#z=bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb
    

    Returning to this URL later will always take me back to that exact node.

This is one of Dynalist’s greatest strengths, IMO - the fact that every node has its own URL, which you can bookmark/share/link to.

It seems like an oversight that the root of a document is the only node that doesn’t have a URL that will reliably take you to it.

Question:

Is there a URL that will always take me to the root of a document? I’m imagining something like this:

https://dynalist.io/d/aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa#z=root

This is related to this issue, but I’m not asking for a change in the default behavior - just some way of bookmarking the root.


#2

I’m not asking for a change in the default behavior - just some way of bookmarking the root.

You could literally do just that - bookmark the root. In my experience, clicking on the bookmark will then always take you to the root, not the last location you navigated to.


#3

No, that’s exactly the problem. Try this:

  1. Go to the root of a document
  2. Copy the URL
  3. Navigate to a node within the document
  4. Close the browser
  5. Open a new browser tab and paste the URL

You’ll find that it adds the #z= portion of the URL and takes you to the last node you saw, not to the root.


#4

Sure, I understand that. I was just offering you a way to always get back to the root using a bookmark. To be clear, I don’t mean copy the url, I mean bookmark using the Dynalist star function to save in the bookmark pane. By the way, when I share the root url (document set to shared) it does take them to the root even if it doesn’t in my own account.

I suspect though, that a lot of people will see your issue as a feature, whereby they can pick up working from where they left off. :man_shrugging:


#5

Try adding #z=root to the URL:

e.g. https://dynalist.io/d/docid#z=root


#6

Excellent! That works. :clap:


#7

This works. Replacing root with random characters also seem to work :joy:

You guys are hardcore detectives!


#8

OMG I could have sworn I tried that and it didn’t work. Thanks team!