I may be missing something really obvious, but this one has me stumped. I inadvertently opened multiple search panes at the same time … and now cannot figure how to close them.
I know I can drag one search pane onto another, and so reduce the number of panes, however I am now left with multiple search tabs on one pane, as per the image.
What I’m trying to do
I am trying to return the search pane to its generic state: just one search tab open. I have tried ‘right click’. I have closed all plugins. I have restarted Obsidian. I have gone for a walk. … Nothing seems to help.
There have been similar threads recently about multiple file explorer panes. A solution I saw from @joethei was to close Obsidian, remove the workspace file that is in the .obsidian folder inside your vault, and then re-open Obsidian. Note that this will also reset any custom configuration you had with panes, but it sounds like getting rid of the extra search panes may be worth the frustration of having to set your panes up again.
For now I just dragged the extra search icon over to the right hand pane to get it out of the way.
I’m not sure how I got the extra search icon to begin with but I’ve noticed that other people have the issue as well, there should be an easy way to get rid of the damn thing.