Dictation causing crashes

Steps to reproduce

  1. Use MacOS dictation feature.
  2. Go to new obsidian file, or different section of obsidian page
  3. Use dictation feature hotkey.

Expected result

Dictation begins

Actual result

Program either:
Freezes and must be restarted
Won’t launch



  • Operating system: 11.0.1
  • Obsidian version: 0.9.15

Additional information

I haven’t had this problem in any other applications, though I don’t tend to use dictation heavily, I can’t guarantee that it isn’t a Big Sur bug, but I did run some tests in Notes and in MSword and couldn’t get the error to replicate in those environments

Technically, Obsidian hasn’t been released for Big Sur yet—waiting on updates down the Electron stack!