⌘J Just won't work as a hotkey?

Steps to reproduce

Since my first days with Obsidian I have used ⌘J as my hotkey to open the daily note, then a few days ago, it just stopped working. I deleted the hotkey and reset it - that worked for a day. Now I can’t even enter it as an option. It won’t even register the keystroke. All other key combinations seem to work even ⇧⌘J will work but not ⌘J.

I turned on safe mode and still the same behavior occurs.

Expected result

Using ⌘J as hotkey option

Actual result

⌘J is not recognized, even as a keystroke in the hotkey pref.


  • Operating system: Mac OS 11.6
  • Obsidian version: 0.12.6

Additional information

is it possible that you have assigned it to something-else system wise?

I just took another look, and it is not assigned as a hotkey in the system.