Can't hold backspace key down in Obsidian

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Steps to reproduce

Holding down the backspace key.

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Expected result

I expected to see Obsidian deleting characters as long as the backspace button was held down

Actual result

Obsidian only deletes one character when the backspace button is held down. It does not delete any more characters no matter how long the button is held down.


Operating system: android 9 (Google coral)
Obsidian version: 1.6.5 (147)
API version: v1.6.5
Login status: logged in
Catalyst license: none
Live preview: on
Base theme: dark
Community theme: none
Snippets enabled: 0
Restricted mode: on


Additional information

I am using an Acer Chromebook 514

Android 9 is fairly old. Are you able to update at all?