Crash when no vault open

Steps to reproduce

When a vault is closed - and the Obsidan menu is still available - choosing any action including Settings or New Note produces a

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

This was discoverd in a brand new, clean installation with no plugins, no changes and only a single Vault with an empty dcoument to try out Obsidian.

Expected result

In the case of Settings, the ability to define settings.

Should obsidian close when Vault is closed?

Actual result

Crash with JAvaScript error " Uncaught Exception:

TypeError: Cannot read properties of undefined (reading ‘webContents’)

at (/Applications/

at (node:electron/js2c/browser_init:2:30394)

at a._executeCommand (node:electron/js2c/browser_init:2:35790)


Not available until a Vault was opend!

Obsidian version: v1.3.5
Installer version: v1.3.5
Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 22.5.0: Mon Apr 24 20:52:24 PDT 2023; root:xnu-8796.121.2~5/RELEASE_ARM64_T6000 22.5.0
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

I am not sure I follow the repro steps.

Can you post a screen recording?