PDF Viewer prevents Obsidian Hotkeys

Steps to reproduce

  • Add a PDF to the Vault
  • Open it
  • Put the window focus inside it (if it isn’t already focused)
  • Press a hotkey such as CTRL+P → Command Palette for me

Expected result

Hotkey should Work → Command Palette should Open

Actual result

Nothing happens


  • Operating system: Windows 10
  • Debug info: SYSTEM INFO:
    Obsidian version: v1.1.9
    Installer version: v0.15.9
    Operating system: Windows 10 Pro 10.0.19042
    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


Additional information

Note that the browser-native PDF viewer hotkey CTRL-F to seach don’t seem to work either, but CTRL-SCROLL zooming seems to work.