[1.1.9] [linux] [appImage] mouse middle-click seems still got accident paste

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I known midle-click to paste is a feature,
but some situation it’s accident.

Steps to reproduce

A. open a file tab, and a new-tab (blank tab)
middle-click on new tab tab area
the new tab is closed, but accident paste to the rest tab.

B. open a file with link,
middle-click the link,
the link is opened in browser, but accident paste to the file content.


  • Operating system:
    Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
    Obsidian-1.1.9.AppImage //linux amd64

  • Debug info:


Obsidian version: v1.1.9
Installer version: v1.1.9
Operating system: #62-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 22 19:54:14 UTC 2022 5.15.0-56-generic
Login status: not logged in
Insider build toggle: off
Live preview: on
Legacy editor: off
Base theme: dark
Community theme: none
Snippets enabled: 1
Restricted mode: off
Plugins installed: 2
Plugins enabled: 0

all community plugins already disabled.

This behavior can silently corrupt the content of the document,
It’s a bit dangerous.

how about
at least provide a way to disable middle-click paste ?


I can reproduce both of those issues.

I would very much prefer to have middle-click paste working (like it does in all other apps) rather than disabling it, but this bug is indeed very problematic. It can paste garbage into a document at the very moment you are hiding the document by opening a link in a new tab, so you might not notice the garbage until much later on.

My expectations:

  1. Middle-click paste should not trigger when clicking anywhere outside of an editor (like when closing a tab with middle-click).
  2. Middle-click paste should not trigger when clicking an interactive element inside an editor (like when opening a link in a new tab with middle-click).

This should be fixed in 1.1.13.

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