Home key jumps to beginning of document in empty lines

Since a few weeks the Home key has an (for me) unexpected behaviour on my PC:

Pressing the home key when the cursor is on an empty line causes the cursor to jump to beginning of the document.

Pressing home on a line with text works as expected: the cursor is then moved to the beginnin of the line. Even pressing home again then works as expected: nothing happens.

This sounds like minor issue, but somehow drives me nuts. :slight_smile: I am so used to using the Home key for quickly jumping to the beginning of the line, that I now very often end up at the beginning of the document and need to scroll down again.

Steps to reproduce

  • Create a new note
  • Add three lines: one with text, one empty, one with text
  • Place the cursor on the second line (the empty one)
  • Press the Home Key.

Expected result

The cursor should stay at the beginning of the line.

Actual result

The cursor jumps to the beginning of the document


Windows 10

  • Operating system: Windows 10
  • All plugins up to date
  • Debug info:
    Obsidian version: v0.13.33
    Installer version: v0.13.31
    Operating system: Windows 10 Pro 10.0.19044
    Login status: logged in
    Catalyst license: none
    Insider build toggle: off
    Live preview: on
    Legacy editor: off
    Base theme: dark
    Community theme: LYT Mode
    Snippets enabled: 0
    Safe mode: off
    Plugins installed: 18
    Plugins enabled: 13
    1: Sliding Panes (Andy’s Mode)
    2: File Explorer Note Count
    3: Advanced Tables
    4: Habit Tracker
    5: Dataview
    6: Buttons
    7: Templater
    8: Tag Wrangler
    9: Sortable
    10: Bail the Emojis
    11: Clear Unused Images
    12: Hotkeys++
    13: Pandoc Plugin

Additional information

Here is a video recording. The bug happens when the text cursor jumps to the beginning of the document. I pressed the Home button at that time in the video.

Thanks for any help!

  • Fabian

Post a screen recording of this happening in the help vault.

Hi WhiteNoise,

thanks for the reply. I did this in the initial post already.


No, you didn’t do it in the Sandbox vault. The video has a theme applied and uses community plugins.

Ah, get it. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

Here is a recording of the problem in the help vault. With community plugins disabled:

I can’t reproduce this. The only way to produce that effect is to press ctrl-home.

@WhiteNoise Interesting.

  1. Just to be sure I made a new, empty vault. Disabled all internal plugins, still in safe mode. And the problem happens there as well.
  2. I tried the same on a different PC. The problem doesn’t occur.
  3. Ctrl+Home has a different behavior than CTRL in my PC: It always jumps to the beginning of the document. Whereas “just Home” only jumps to the doc-beginning if the line is empty.

Do you have any what could cause that behaviour in Obsidian on my PC?


Thanks I found the issue.

will be fixed in one the future releases.

Awesome. Thanks!

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