Refresh and clear search (0.8.0)

Please include options to both refresh and clear search. For refresh, this could be a button and/or pressing enter in the search bar.

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I had this logged as a bug :wink:. Looks like our posts can be merged: Search results don't update when submitting the same search query consecutively

This may have been intended as a feature, but I’ve found it to be a bit frustrating when using the search panel for find/replace operations. I sometimes find myself searching for something, making an edit, and trying to “re-search” to have the instance filtered out.

Steps to reproduce

  • Have some file ( with the contents foo.
  • From the global search view, search for foo.
  • Change the contents of to bar.
  • Re-focus the search input (leaving the search for foo) and press Enter.

Expected result

  • No results found. (the previous match should now be filtered out given that the file has changed)

Actual result

  • Nothing happens and still appears in the search results.


  • Operating system: macOS
  • Obsidian version: 0.7.6

Additional information

We will have an overhaul of the search in an upcoming release. Let me know if you have this after we release it.


Just a heads up that I’m still seeing the same behavior in 0.8.0 (with the revamped search)

ok, we’ll think about it.

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Merged and will be coming in 0.8.2.

For clearing results, there seem to be another feature request for it: Clear search results