Parenthesis prevents Hashtag recognition by the editor

Steps to reproduce

  1. Type “(” and then follow it with a #hashtag

Expected result

It should present a drop down list allowing you to select which existing hashtag you would like to use. The hashtag is not recognized as a true hashtag, and thus it is not “clickable” in the edit or preview modes either.

Actual result

Instead, the editor fails to recognize it as a valid hashtag, and thus now drop down list is presented.


  • Operating system: Windows
  • Obsidian version: 0.12.3

Additional information

I’m sure this is just a simple parse issue. The problem just is that this is a common use case for #hashtags. For instance, I frequently have a sentence and then want to use parentheses to make a list of relevant hashtags for that sentence.

Workaround is to simply add a space in between parenthesis and hashtag.

This is not a bug. This is intended behaviour. Open a feature request.