Things I have tried
Installing the vimrc community plugin and adding a
.obsidian.vimrc file at the root of the vault with the contents “set clipboard=unnamed” is a workaround. But it isn’t wonderful, whereas most of Obsidian is beautiful and generally easy to use.
What I’m trying to do
I’d like to use vim mode without having to install a community plugin to make copy/paste work.
It has been documented before that copy/paste is kind of broken when toggling vim mode on. The only way to “export” highlighted text to another app is to right-click with mouse & use the pop-up menu.
I’d suggest an option to make copy-to-clipboard something that can be toggled, but if that is not possible or doesn’t fit the design goals, I think a default-working copy-to-system-clipboard would be a generous alternative.