macOS: ⌘+← and ⌘+→ do not behave correctly with respect to RTL lines

Steps to reproduce

  1. Enable “Right-to-left” in Editor settings.
  2. Create a new file and enter text in a RTL language such as Hebrew, Arabic, etc.
  3. Navigate through the RTL text using the right/left arrow keys - works as expected.
  4. Hit ⌘+→ (right) to return to the line beginning (like “Home” key) - works as expected.
  5. Hit ⌘+← (right) to return to the line beginning (like “End” key) - does not work as expected (cursor returns to line beginning instead of line end)


  • If the text is in English (or other LTR language), the behavior is correct (even in Editor is set to RTL).
  • End key works as expected (when a full keyboard is used).

Did you follow the troubleshooting guide? Y (sandbox vault, community plugins turned off, no CSS snippets installed)

Expected result

  • ⌘+→ should behave like the Home key - works.
  • ⌘+← should behave like the End key - does not work.

Actual result

Cursor goes to line beginning instead of line end when hitting ⌘+←.


Obsidian version: v1.5.12
Installer version: v1.4.13
Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 23.4.0: Fri Mar 15 00:12:41 PDT 2024; root:xnu-10063.101.17~1/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 23.4.0
Login status: logged in
Catalyst license: none
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Live preview: on
Base theme: adapt to system
Community theme: none
Snippets enabled: 0
Restricted mode: on


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thanks we’ll look in to it

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@WhiteNoise, seems like the behavior in 1.6.x changed:

  • ⌘+→ takes the cursor to the end of the line (instead of beginning).
  • ⌘+← takes the cursor to the beginning of the line (instead of end).

Regardless of that, kudos for the massive improvement in RTL support!!