Tag Search As You Type Broken

Steps to reproduce

Go to search for a tag by using Magnifying Glass>“tag:” and start to type the tag you’re looking for.

Expected result

When I’ve just entered “tag:” I get a nice drop down list of tags I have and I would expect that once I start typing the first letters of a tag that the dropdown list would get whittled down to match whatever I’m typing – in the same way that it does when you go to create a tag in a document using the “#” syntax.

Actual result

When I’ve just entered “tag:” I get a nice drop down list of tags I have, but as soon as I start typing that nice drop down list of results goes away and I don’t see any search results at all until I’ve typed a 100% match.


  • Operating system: Windows 10
  • Debug info:
    Obsidian version: v0.14.6
    Installer version: v0.14.6
    Operating system: Windows 10 Pro 10.0.19044
    Login status: not logged in
    Insider build toggle: off
    Live preview: on
    Legacy editor: on
    Base theme: dark
    Community theme: none
    Snippets enabled: 0
    Safe mode: on


Additional information

I’ve created a subreddit thread here about it: https://www.reddit.com/r/ObsidianMD/comments/uxgbvd/tag_search_as_you_type/

If you search the forum for “tag search”, what do you find?

@WhiteNoise Sorry – I’ll add my report to the existing bug report.

Thanks, no worries.

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