Custom hotkey for Open link under cursor to the right not working

Steps to reproduce

  • Clear the hotkey for “Open link under cursor in new tab”
  • Redefine the hotkey for “Open link under cursor to the right” as Command+Enter (for OSX).
  • Command+Enter+Click on a link

Expected result

The link opens to the right.

Actual result

The link opens as a new tab. See attached video.

Screen Recording 2022-09-07 at (658.5 KB)


  • Operating system: OSX
  • Debug info:
    Obsidian version: v0.16.2
    Installer version: v0.15.6
    Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 21.6.0: Wed Aug 10 14:25:27 PDT 2022; root:xnu-8020.141.5~2/RELEASE_X86_64 21.6.0
    Login status: logged in
    Catalyst license: insider
    Insider build toggle: on
    Live preview: on
    Legacy editor: off
    Base theme: dark
    Community theme: none
    Snippets enabled: 0
    Restricted mode: on


Defining a custom hotkey for “Open link under cursor in new window” seems to have the same issue: it uses the default hotkey instead of the user defined hotkey.

What is this?
Hotkeys are keyboard-only, they are not mixed keyboard/mouse.
Maybe you are asking for “customizable mouse event modifiers”. Search/open a FR for that.

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