Right ALT button doesn't work

Steps to reproduce

  1. open a sandbox vault
  2. put the cursor next to a wiki link
  3. press “right ALT + enter”

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Expected result

The link is opened.

Actual result

A new line is created, as if I only pressed enter.


Obsidian version: v1.4.16
Installer version: v1.4.16
Operating system: Windows 10 Home 10.0.22621
Login status: logged in
Catalyst license: none
Insider build toggle: off
Live preview: on
Legacy editor: off
Base theme: dark
Community theme: none
Snippets enabled: 0
Restricted mode: on


Additional information

The left ALT button behaves normally. System hotkeys like “alt + tab” or other programs behaves normally.

This problem has existed for some while. It took me longer to report because it is not consistent. As of now, I can 100% reproduce this, with any hotkey that contains “alt”(default or self-defined). However, this bug seems to appear randomly and would go away by itself sometimes later.

I can’t reproduce. Are you sure you don’t have some other software that captures it? Which keyboard layout are you using? In some layout right alt is alt gr (which is ctrl-alt on windows)

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I’m using QWERTY keyboard and it doen’t have ALT gr.
The keys (bottom line, from left to right) are CTRL, FN, Windows, space, ALT, CTRL. (An 2022 HP laptop.)

I don’t think it is likely that some other software will capture only the right alt from Obsidian, while leaving all other programs anaffected.