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?