Home and End keys do nothing in Quick Switcher

Steps to reproduce

Open the Quick Switcher or extract text to create a new note. Write something and then try to move cursor to beginning or end of line using Home and End keys.

Expected result

In almost any software that allows text input (including Obsidian!) pressing Home or End key moves the cursor to beginning or end of line, respectively.

Actual result

For some nonobvious reason, these buttons do nothing in the Quick Switcher and user needs to peck on arrow keys for cursor movement.

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

Yes and the issue occurs also in a sandbox vault.


	Obsidian version: v1.4.16
	Installer version: v1.4.16
	Operating system: #1 SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Thu, 26 Oct 2023 00:52:20 +0000 6.5.9-arch2-1
	Login status: not logged in
	Insider build toggle: off
	Live preview: on
	Legacy editor: off
	Base theme: light
	Community theme: Minimal v6.3.1
	Snippets enabled: 6
	Restricted mode: off
	Plugins installed: 6
	Plugins enabled: 6
		1: Citations v0.4.4
		2: Dataview v0.5.46
		3: Tag Wrangler v0.5.8
		4: Shell commands v0.18.2
		5: Better Word Count v0.10.0
		6: Wordy v1.3.1

	Custom theme and snippets: for cosmetic issues, please first try updating your theme and disabling your snippets. If still not fixed, please try to make the issue happen in the Sandbox Vault or disable community theme and snippets.
	Community plugins: for bugs, please first try updating all your plugins to latest. If still not fixed, please try to make the issue happen in the Sandbox Vault or disable community plugins.

What Home/End do is move to the top/bottom of the Quick Switcher’s list. I too have found this to be unintuitive on a number of occasions. I’d rather they affect the text I’m typing.

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Thank you for the clarification! It’s not intuitive, indeed. Once I’m done typing the title, there are no similar existing notes so it feels like these buttons do nothing.

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