Autocomplete of internal links when adding a vertical bar

Steps to reproduce

Start typing an internal link to a note which does not exist yet:
[[this is a new note]]

Then add a | to display an alternative text, obsidian autocompletes to an existing note in some cases:
[[this note already exists|]]

Expected result

[[this is a new note|]]

Actual result

[[this note already exists|]]


  • Operating system: Windows 10
  • Obsidian version: 0.8.9

Additional information

Confirmed on 0.8.11 / Windows 10.


we may have to disable autocoplete with | and maybe even # to fix this. Only autocomplete when user hit enter or tab

Will be “fixed” in 0.8.12. Now we only autocomplete with tab or enter

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Postponed to 0.8.13

We are going to revert this change in 0.8.14.

  • Users complained
  • It’s harder to handle the standard markdown case.

To handle this case, we ask you to explicitly press esc to close the autosuggestion window.