Sharing text to active note does not work when on reading view

I had trouble sharing content to an active note when the note is on reading view, which was my default view for new pane.

Steps to reproduce

  1. Open a note in reading view where you intend to share (dump) a content
  2. Go to a website & highlight some text
  3. Share highlighted text to Obsidian
  4. Once redirected to Obsidian, choose to insert text to the current active/opened note

Expected result

Shared content will be inserted on top of the note

Actual result

No text was inserted anywhere on the active note


  • Operating system:
  • Debug info:

Operating system: android 11 (deleted)
Login status: not logged in
Live preview: off
Legacy editor: on
Base theme: dark
Community theme: none
Snippets enabled: 0
Safe mode: on

(Also deleted recommendation to update installer)

Obsidian About:
Current version: 1.2.0 (50)
API v0.14.2

Additional information

Shared content is inserted when the file chosen is not currently open/active (choose a file to insert) even when chosen note is on reading view.

Reading view is just that reading view. No editing or changing what is essentially a "display"of your note. If you want to edit a note, you need to be in Edit view. Also, you should turn legacy editor off, and update Obsidian to the latest version,

Good Luck


is this still happening?

Ooops sorry, it’s been fixed many updates ago.

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