Paste image from clipboard on Linux no longer works

Steps to reproduce

  • Open an image in the web browser, such as:
  • Right click on the image
  • Click “Copy Image” to copy the image (not the URL) to your system clipboard
  • Open Obsidian
  • Press shift-ctrl-v to paste the image from the clipboard to a note.

Expected result

In Obsidian 0.13.23, this would write the clipboard image to a file and then paste a link to the file in the note.

Actual result

In Obsidian 0.13.31 and 0.14.2 (latest), shift-ctrl-v doesn’t do anything anymore. Nothing happens on the screen. Nothing gets written to disk. Nothing at all happens.

In addition, I’m seeing these logs in the terminal.

[27533:0402/] GetVSyncParametersIfAvailable() failed for 1 times!


  • Operating system: Arch Linux, GNOME Shell 41.5, XDG_SESSION_TYPE=wayland
  • Web Browser: Chrome Version 100.0.4896.60 (Build official) (64 bits)
  • Debug info:
	Obsidian version: v0.13.31
	Installer version: v0.13.31
	Operating system: #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon, 28 Mar 2022 20:55:33 +0000 5.17.1-arch1-1
	Login status: logged in
	Catalyst license: insider
	Insider build toggle: off
	Live preview: on
	Legacy editor: off
	Base theme: light
	Community theme: none
	Snippets enabled: 0
	Safe mode: off
	Plugins installed: 1
	Plugins enabled: 1
		1: Dataview

	Community plugins: for bugs, please first try updating all your plugins to latest. If still not fixed, please try to make the issue happen in the help vault or disable community plugins.

JavaScript Console:

app.js:1 Obsidian Developer Console
main.ts:103 Dataview: Version 0.4.26 Loaded
index.ts:154 Dataview: Task & metadata parsing queued in 0.009s.

Post a screen recording of this happening in the help vault. You must use the latest public version installed using one of the official packages for linux at (No Aur packages).

Also, it’s ctrl-v to attach an image not ctrl-shift-v.

Here’s a screen recording comparing ctrl-v and shift-ctrl-v on Obsidian 0.13 vs 0.14.

Ok, ctrl-v should work in 0.14.3+. If it doesn’t, let us know.

w00t! Heck yeah! It works!

So new behavior in 0.14.3+, when you copy an image into your clipboard:

  • ctrl-v, pastes an image from the clipboard, downloading it
  • shift-ctrl-v, does nothing

I can paste images again! Thanks!

Also tested it with the GNOME screenshot tool. Everything works!

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