Keyboard shortcut previews are different than the actual shortcut

Steps to reproduce

  • Open the shortcuts preferences pane.
  • Click to customize the hotkey for a shortcut, and type/press the hotkey. In this case, ⌘⌃⌥⇧ H for “Split Horizontal.” (However, any shortcut seems to works.)
  • The shortcut will work as expected, but the preview doesn’t display the correct character (though the modifiers are consistently correct).

Expected result

The preview should show ⌘⌃⌥⇧H or ⌘⌃⌥⇧h

Actual result

The preview shows ⌘⌃⌥⇧ Ó

For what it’s worth, here are some other examples:

  • ⌘⌥ L shows ⌘⌥┒
  • ⌘⌃⌥⇧ v shows instead ⌘⌃⌥⇧♢
  • ⌘⌃⌥ d shows instead ⌘⌃⌥∂
  • ⌘⌃⌥ r shows instead ⌘⌃⌥®
  • ⌘⌃⌥⇧ r shows instead ⌘⌃⌥⇧%∘ (this one’s weird because the r turns into two characters, the % and the additional tiny circle ∘)


  • Operating system: Mac OS Catalina 10.15.5
  • Obsidian version: v0.7.3
  • Using custom CSS: Yes.

Additional information

I’m on an English QWERTY layout.

I’ve tried with my external WASD keyboard and my internal keyboard. No difference. I’m using Karabiner to remap keys, but turning that off doesn’t fix it. I also can’t replicate outside Obsidian where (for example) hitting ⌘⌥⌃⇧ plus a letter actually types in an alternate character instead.

Might be related to Keyboard shortcuts on a non-English layout?

Thanks, let’s see if we get other reports about this. I am not sure how to reproduce it.

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