Screenshot preview/thumbnail no longer draggable in v0.11.{1,2}

Steps to reproduce

  1. Take a screenshot in MacOS (Catalina or Big Sur, etc.) resulting in a screenshot preview thumbnail appearing in the corner of the screen.
  2. Drag this thumbnail into an Obsidian file

Expected result

The screenshot image file is copied to the Obsidian vault and a wikilink is placed in the .md file.

Actual result

The thumbnail “flies away” from the Obsidian window, is not copied to the Obsidian vault, and a link is not inserted into the document.


  • Operating system: MacOS 11.1
  • Obsidian version: v0.11.2

Additional information

This behavioral change happened along with the changes to drag and drop (from Finder, etc.) behavior and modifier keys.

This a HUGE problem for me because I use this functionality constantly.

did you use drag-ctrl-drop?

Yes, I tried every modifier and combination (ctrl, shift, option/alt, command). (Based upon other threads, I “expected” ctrl to work).

Holding down “ctrl” while dragging the screenshot thumbnail into Obsidian had no effect.

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