Linked Panes—Preview Pane becomes Edit Pane When Opening Note from Search or Backlinks if Preview Pane was focused

Steps to reproduce

  1. Open any note.
  2. Use Ctrl+Click to open preview in a new pane (panes are linked, with an Edit pane on the left and Preview on the right).
  3. Click on the Preview Pane so it is selected.
  4. Search in files for something OR open the backlinks pane
  5. Click to select any note from the search results OR in the backlinks pane

Expected result

  1. The Preview pane on the right remains as a Preview Pane.

Actual result

  1. The Preview Pane on the right becomes an Edit Pane.
  2. There are now 2 Edit Panes, one on the left and one on the right.


  • Operating system: Windows 10
  • Obsidian version: v0.6.2 (observed since v0.6.0)
  • Using custom CSS: No

Additional information

  1. Originally raised in suggestion #1159.
  2. Recording can be seen here.

This looks fixed now.