# 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.

## filterType

Filter notes that show up during looup

### directChildOnly

• 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

open new note in horizontal split

## 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.

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