Obsidian Freezes on opening a PDF file

Steps to reproduce

Create a new vault. Transfer some PDF files to the vault folder using system file managers. Re-open the vault in Obsidian and open the PDF file and obsidian freezes.

Expected result

The PDF file actually opening up as a panel.

Actual result

Obsidian entirely freezed. I was only able to move the window around. Any function inside the window was frozen.


  • Operating system: Manjaro Linux
  • Obsidian version: 0.12.10-1 from AUR

Additional information

I am also unable to drag and drop PDF files into obsidian’s file explorer.

The community plugins I use are:
Cycle through Panes
Discord Rich Presence
Imgur plugin
Markdown Prettifier
Obsidian Git
Paste URL into selection
Show Whitespace

I started using obsidian today and I am not sure why this is happening.

Hi! So I did some digging around the plugins. So it seems like the Autocomplete plugin is the culprit. Disabling it seems to work. I am putting up an issue on their github now and am closing this one. Sorry for the interlude :slight_smile: Cheers!

No prob. Report this problem to the dev.

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