Can't tab out of "list" properties

Steps to reproduce

  1. Edit values for a “list” property type, such as “aliases”.
  2. Hit “tab” to move to next property.
  3. Instead of jumping to next property, tab selects top value from the drop-down menu. If this value is already in the field, the cursor becomes “stuck” and there is no way to tab out of the field.

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Reproduced in Sandbox vault.

Expected result

Tab key should move cursor to next property.

Actual result

Tab key acts like “enter”.


Obsidian version: v1.4.1
Installer version: v1.3.5
Operating system: Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019 10.0.17763
Login status: logged in
Catalyst license: vip
Insider build toggle: on
Live preview: on
Legacy editor: off
Base theme: dark
Community theme: none
Snippets enabled: 0
Restricted mode: off
Plugins installed: 1
Plugins enabled: 0


After editing properties, press “Escape” to end editing. Then you can continue pressing tab to cycle through properties.

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Thanks Liam, this is helpful. Is there a particular reason though why “list” properties behave differently from others, such as “tags”?

Also, having just tested this, I find that if I’m editing a property I have to hit “escape” twice to select the whole property. However, if I’m editing a “list” value, hitting “esc” once is enough to allow me to tab to the next property (while staying in editing mode). Not sure if this is intended behaviour or not.

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