I have a template named ‘Related’ that I’m trying to assign to the hotkey ‘Alt+R’ but it doesn’t register.
Things I’ve tried
Assigning the hotkey as Alt+ anything else works
Assigning the hotkey as Ctrl+Alt+R works
I’ve tried manually changing the hotkeys.json file, and as a result, ‘Alt+R’ is certainly displayed in the hotkeys menu, but when I try to use it to paste the template, nothing happens
It is literally only Alt+R that isn’t working.
Alternative I’m using
I’ve currently set it as Alt+Y, but it feels very off. I mean, sure one could argue that I can get used to it, but the whole point of note taking in obsidian (at least in my eyes) is no make the process as natural and seamless as possible. I always find myself hitting Alt+R instinctively before realizing ‘Oh, it was Alt+Y’.
Obsidian has actually made me enjoy taking notes and it feels weird that such a minor thing is adding friction.
Yes! It is Win 10! But isn’t it weird that Alt+R is presumably assigned to something? Like, iirc, native window commands are usually Win + [ ] right? Is there any way to clear up Alt + R so it can be used?
There are all sorts of hotkeys triggered with all sorts of modifiers. Win+whatever is definitely not the only one.
Also I just tested on MacOS. And alt-r (or option-r) is working fine. Definitely just a Windows thing and not an Obsidian thing. (Or an app or service running in Windows.)
I have no idea if there is a way to resolve this or even to identify what app has registered this. I’ve used “PowerToys Keyboard Manager” to help me fix some annoyances, like swapping the Apple and option key, so that the layout of my Mac keyboard would more closely match a PC keyboard. So I know it is quite flexible. But I don’t know if it will help you unmap this hotkey.
Weird. I’m using a laptop with an Intel CPU and Nvidia GPU, so there shouldn’t be a problem then. Still wasn’t able to figure things out. Also, that specific Templater shortcut you listed isn’t mapped to anything in mine.