Hi, new to Obsidian and couldn’t find this addressed elsewhere in the help section -
I often alt-tab in and out of Obsidian and other programs. However, when I come back into Obsidian, I have to use my mouse to click to make the typing cursor active again. Otherwise the cursor remains as a big plus cursor and I can’t type.
Is there any keyboard shortcut or setting to change, to be able to do this without leaving my keyboard?
I’m on a Mac and Cmd+Tabbing in and out of Obsidian keeps the cursor active.
- Are you on Windows?
- What does that big plus cursor usually mean (in other apps)?
- Do you have any third-party plugins enabled?
Thanks for your response.
- Windows, yes
- I haven’t come across it elsewhere, so I’m not sure.
- I do have a handful of 3rd party plugins but I tried disabling all of them and still had the problem.
Anyhow- i ended up doing the good old ‘turn it off and turn it on again’ (the system), and now the cursor is active during my alt-tabbing as well.
It didn’t happen with other programs (ie, cursor remained active in chrome, in word, etc when alt-tabbing) and only happened with obsidian. So i don’t know if its a random glitch or if something specific happened. But it seems to be all fine now. Thanks
Same for me, Windows 11, Obsidian v0.13.14, v0.13.19, after alt-tab from-to obsidian, cursor looses focus (in Live Preview mode), arrow keys scroll the canvas of the note that has been in focus before alt-tab. No community plugins enabled.
Did you got the problem solved i am still facing some issues if you have done please explain me in detail.
@Brakus no, I have not solve the issue, but I can say, it reproduces not on every document. Maybe you should create a new document and watch carefully when adding a content when (if) the issue starts reproducing. I would do it myself, but I forgot the note on which this issue affected me, so…