No Auto-Pair Quotes when Note Begins with a Quote

I write fiction, so sometimes I begin the body of a note with quotation marks (i.e., to indicate dialogue). Whenever I do, it breaks the auto-pairing feature for whatever type of quote I used (single or double). If I remove the first quote, the auto-pairing works again.

Steps to reproduce

With “Auto-pair brackets” toggled on:

  1. Type something in a new note that begins with a single or double quotation mark. It should auto-pair
  2. Press enter once or twice to go to a new line
  3. Type something new with the same type of quotation mark you began the note with.

Expected result

  • Auto-paired quotation marks

Actual result

  • No auto-paired quotation marks
  • If I remove JUST the first quote at the beginning of the note, the auto-pairing will work again.

Demo of problem in sandbox:

Obsidian Quote Bug


  • Operating system: MacOS 12.6.1
  • Debug info:
    Obsidian version: v1.1.9
    Installer version: v0.15.9
    Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 21.6.0: Thu Sep 29 20:13:56 PDT 2022; root:xnu-8020.240.7~1/RELEASE_ARM64_T6000 21.6.0
    Login status: logged in
    Catalyst license: none
    Insider build toggle: off
    Live preview: on
    Legacy editor: off
    Base theme: dark
    Community theme: Minimal v6.2.3
    Snippets enabled: 2
    Restricted mode: off
    Plugins installed: 22
    Plugins enabled: 17
    1: Advanced Tables v0.18.1
    2: Dataview v0.5.55
    3: Templater v1.16.0
    4: Minimal Theme Settings v6.2.0
    5: Obsidian42 - BRAT v0.6.36
    6: Hotkey Helper v0.3.15
    7: Natural Language Dates v0.6.1
    8: Tag Wrangler v0.5.6
    9: Paste URL into selection v1.7.0
    10: Hover Editor v0.11.9
    11: Longform v2.0.3
    12: Timeline v1.1.0
    13: Tweet to Markdown v2.12.1
    14: Better Word Count v0.9.4
    15: Style Settings v1.0.3
    16: Novel word count v2.11.0
    17: QuickAdd v0.11.4

Additional information

The same problem occurs in the sandbox, so I don’t think it is related to any plugins I have on.


Should be fixed in v1.5.2

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