Multiple right-click menus can be hailed simultaneously

Steps to reproduce

  • Use Windows (likely present on other desktop platforms as well, they just might not have the key on commonly used keyboards)
  • Use non-OS-native (html) right-click menus (default)
  • Create note
  • Focus text cursor in note
  • Press menu key multiple times

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Expected result

A single right-click menu.

Actual result

Multiple right-click menus appear directly stacked on top of one another as is observable by progressively intensified stacked drop-shadows. All menus in the stack dismiss at once if mouse is used to click outside of the menu, but each menu is dismissed one at a time LIFO if the ESC key is used.


Furthermore, although I won’t investigate more myself, holding keys like CTRL or SHIFT and using the arrow keys allows the text cursor to move around while a menu is hailed. The original menu(s) do(es) not dismiss.


	Obsidian version: v1.4.16
	Installer version: v1.4.16
	Operating system: Windows 10 Pro 10.0.22631
	Login status: not logged in
	Insider build toggle: off
	Live preview: on
	Legacy editor: off
	Base theme: dark
	Community theme: none
	Snippets enabled: 0
	Restricted mode: on


(On the off chance you are not aware, I’ll note I’m actually on Win11 23H2)

Additional information

It seems to me that the non-native right-click menu is underbuilt in this respect. I understand icons are useful and native menus can be ugly and inconsistent, so consider extending on publicly available code as opposed to a custom(?) solution, unless you’re willing to sink the time to iron out cases like this.

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