Search hotkey (Ctrl + F) doesn't automatically search for selected text anymore

Steps to reproduce

  1. Select text inside a note.
  2. Press Ctrl - F.
  3. Obsidian now automatically searches the note for the selected text. This is good.
  4. Click to select other text inside a note (without closing the search box).
  5. Press Ctrl - F again.
  6. The search field remains populated with the previous search command. This is not good.

Expected result

Earlier, Obsidian could automatically do a new search with the currently selected text. Instead now we have to copy/paste the second (and third, fourth, and so on) search queries inside the note’s search box.

Actual result

See steps above.


  • Operating system: Windows 10.
  • Debug info:
	Obsidian version: v0.14.2
	Installer version: v0.13.31
	Operating system: Windows 10 Home 10.0.19044
	Login status: logged in
	Catalyst license: supporter
	Insider build toggle: off
	Live preview: on
	Legacy editor: on
	Base theme: light
	Community theme: minimal-white-theme
	Snippets enabled: 0
	Safe mode: off
	Plugins installed: 2
	Plugins enabled: 2
		1: Custom window title
		2: Pane Relief

(Yes, disabling the community plugins or switching the theme did not help.)

Additional information

  • There are no related errors in the Developer’s Tools window.

This has been fixed in the insider build.

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