"Files: Show file explorer" doesn't work after a file is deleted on macOS

Steps to reproduce

  • Assign shortcut to “Files: Show file explorer”
  • When editing a note, use the shortcut to jump to file explorer
  • Press up and down arrows to see that you can move around the explorer with just arrows
  • Now delete a file with Cmd+Backspace
  • Nothing is focused and pressing the shortcut does not focus the file explorer - you are unable to move around the explorer with the arrows

Expected result

Explorer gets focused and I can move around the files with the arrows.

Actual result

Lack of focus.


  • Operating system: macOS Monterey 12.4
  • Debug info:SYSTEM INFO:
    Obsidian version: v1.0.3
    Installer version: v1.0.3
    Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 21.5.0: Tue Apr 26 21:08:29 PDT 2022; root:xnu-8020.121.3~4/RELEASE_ARM64_T8101 21.5.0
    Login status: not logged in
    Insider build toggle: off
    Live preview: on
    Legacy editor: off
    Base theme: dark
    Community theme: none
    Snippets enabled: 0
    Restricted mode: off
    Plugins installed: 5
    Plugins enabled: 3
    1: Mind Map v1.1.0
    2: Obsidian Enhancing Export v1.1.7
    3: Copy as HTML v1.0.5

Additional information

  • When you Cmd+W close the last tab and the app loses focus, the shortcut to focus file explorer works.
  • When you delete the file with Cmd+Backspace it seems no matter what you do afterwards, you can’t regain focus unless you use mouse. E.g. you can Cmd+n to create a new note and you can start writing, but using the shortcut to focus file explorer will not work. Using Cmd+Shift+F to global search and then shortcut to file explorer will not help either.
  • Conclusion - After deleting the file on macOS Obsidian gets into some kind of a seriously defocused state.


will be fixed 1.0.4

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