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 26th February 2022 at 12:11pm


The link catcher widget traps WidgetMessage: tm-navigate dispatched within its child content by performing any or all of these actions:

  • sending a different widget message
  • setting a tiddler to the title of the navigated tiddler
  • setting a tiddler to a specified value
  • performing a series of ActionWidgets

Content and Attributes

The content of the <$linkcatcher> widget is displayed normally.

toOptional title of the tiddler to be set to the title of the navigated tiddler
messageOptional identifier for a widget message to be sent when a navigation is caught
setOptional title of the tiddler to be set to a specified value when navigation occurs
setToValue to be assigned by the set attribute
actionsActions to be performed when a link is caught. Within the action string, the variable "navigateTo" contains the title of the tiddler being navigated. Introduced in v5.1.23 the modifier variable lists the modifier keys that are pressed when the action is invoked. The possible modifiers are ctrl, ctrl-alt, ctrl-shift, alt, alt-shift, shift and ctrl-alt-shift

Introduced in v5.2.0 For more complex use cases involving trapping the tm-navigate message consider the MessageCatcherWidget which provides greater flexibility