MacOS: Obsidian vs Edit/Speak — reads the explorer pane

Steps to reproduce

File draft open in pane with focus. Click Edit/Speech/Start Speaking.

Expected result

Speech should start reading the pane with focus

Actual result

Speech starts reading the headings in the explorer pane.


  • Operating system:

System Version: macOS 11.2.3 (20D91)
Kernel Version: Darwin 20.3.0
Boot Volume: Macintosh HD
Boot Mode: Normal
Computer Name: Heinlein
User Name: Charles Martin (chasrmartin)
Secure Virtual Memory: Enabled
System Integrity Protection: Enabled
Time since boot: 21:25

  • Obsidian version:


Additional information

I am not super familiar with the accessibility apps used on Mac.
I am gonna move this to help.
If nobody can help you, open a feature request.

Guys, a hint from a really old programmer: “It’s not a bug it’s a feature” was a joke.

Macs have a built-in text-to-speech function. The issue is that the mac thinks the focus is in the explorer panel instead of the text panel.

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