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Persistent Editor Layout


Save the editor layout (editor/split view/viewer/rich text) for each note separately with custom tags.

Additional Information

Maintainers: benji300
Minimum app version:1.8.2
Downloads: This version:4009
Last updated:2021-09-26T21:02:53Z

Joplin Persistent Editor Layout

Persistent Editor Layout is a plugin to extend the UX of Joplin's desktop application.

It allows to persist the editor layout for each note separately with custom tags.

:warning: CAUTION - Requires Joplin v1.8.2 or newer


  • Persist the editor layout (editor / split view / viewer / rich text) for each note separately
  • Ability to specify custom tags to force a specific layout
  • Persisted layout is synced across (desktop) devices, if the plugin is installed


Automatic (Joplin v1.6.4 and newer)

  • Open Joplin and navigate to Tools > Options > Plugins
  • Search for the plugin name and press install
  • Restart Joplin to enable the plugin


  • Download the latest released JPL package (*.jpl) from here
  • Open Joplin and navigate to Tools > Options > Plugins
  • Press Install plugin and select the previously downloaded jpl file
  • Confirm selection
  • Restart Joplin to enable the plugin


  • Open Joplin and navigate to Tools > Options > Plugins
  • Search for the plugin name and press Delete to remove the plugin completely
    • Alternatively you can also disable the plugin by clicking on the toggle button
  • Restart Joplin


To persist the layout for a note follow these steps:

  1. Specify the tags for which a specific layout should be used.

    • To do this, go to the plugin's settings/options page and add the tags to the settings.

    • An example configuration could like this:


  2. Make sure that the correct value is selected in View > Layout button sequence.

    • To be able to use the layout switching correctly, this setting must be set accordingly. Otherwise the editor layout might not be switched to the expected one.

    • For example: If a tag is specified in option Tags for editor layout mode: Rendered Markdown viewer and least one note uses it, the setting must also contain Viewer.

  3. Add the appropriate tags to the notes. If not already done.

    • When the selected note is changed, the editor layout is switched.

    • If none of the selected note's tags matches a specified layout tag, the default layout from the option Default editor layout is used.

      • If nothing is selected as default editor layout, the currently active editor layout will be kept.
    • If more than one tag is specified for a note, the first matching one is used.


This plugin does not provide any commands.

User options

This plugin adds provides user options which can be changed via Tools > Options > Persistent Layout (Windows App).


  • :question: Need help?
  • :bulb: An idea to improve or enhance the plugin?
  • :bug: Found a bug?
    • Check the Forum if anyone else already reported the same issue. Otherwise report it by yourself.


You like this plugin as much as I do and it improves your daily work with Joplin?

Then I would be very happy if you buy me a :beer: or :coffee: via PayPal :wink:


Contributions to this plugin are most welcome. Feel free to open a pull request or an issue. Make sure to use conventional commit messages if you're creating a pull request.


The npm package of the plugin can be found here.

Building the plugin

If you want to build the plugin by your own simply run npm run dist.

Updating the plugin framework

To update the plugin framework, run npm run update.


See CHANGELOG for details.


Copyright (c) 2021 Benjamin Seifert

MIT License. See LICENSE for more information.