Spell checker does not include spelling suggestions when using the menu key

Steps to reproduce

  1. Type a word into the editor, but misspell it. For example, type obsidion instead of obsidian
  2. Move the cursor over the word and press the windows menu key
  3. Observe that the spelling suggestion does not appear in the list, even though it does appear when right-clicking with the mouse. (The “add to dictionary” option is also missing.)

Expected result

The spelling suggestion can be selected from the menu key menu, without touching the mouse.

Actual result

The spelling suggestion does not appear.


  • Operating system: Windows 10 Version 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1023)
  • Obsidian version: v0.12.19

Additional information

Screenshot of the context menu after using the menu key:


Interestingly, you can also use the menu key to open multiple context menus at once. This may be related:

This is fixed in the new editor 0.13+.