Cannot enable "Vim key bindings"

Steps to reproduce

  1. Open Obsidian.
  2. Navigate to Settings > Options > Editor and scroll down to the Advanced section.
  3. Click the toggle switch to attempt to enable “Vim key bindings”.
  4. In the prompt, enter “q!” without quotes.
  5. Click the “Let me enable Vim” button.

Did you follow the troubleshooting guide? [Y/N]

Yes. I followed the instructions in the above link to open the Sandbox Vault and the problematic behavior described below was still present.

Expected result

I expect the “Vim key bindings” toggle switch to be enabled upon submission of my answer to the challenge question.

Actual result

I get the following error when I perform the steps described above:

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The “Vim key bindings” toggle button in the settings menu remains toggled off. Vim key bindings do not appear to function in the editor.


Obsidian version: v1.4.14
Installer version: v1.4.14
Operating system: #1 SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Thu Sep 7 00:25:01 UTC 2023 6.4.15-200.fc38.x86_64
Login status: not logged in
Insider build toggle: off
Live preview: on
Legacy editor: off
Base theme: light
Community theme: none
Snippets enabled: 0
Restricted mode: on


Additional information

Here is a screenshot of the prompt that pops up when I attempt to enable “Vim key bindings” as well as my answer to the challenge question:

How does the prompt look like in vim?


I’m sorry, I’m not sure I understand your question. Are you asking what the prompt looks like when I attempt to enable the “Vim key bindings” option? If so, the screenshot in the Additional Content section is what you are looking for. If that is not what you’re asking about, would you mind helping me understand what you are asking for?

Use :q!


haha oh wow, I can’t believe I didn’t get that :rofl:. Your first question makes sense now. Thank you for your patient answer lol. Obviously I jumped the gun on calling this a “bug” so this probably would have been more fitting in the “help” section. Thank you again!

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