The "Open a file" button does not work

Steps to reproduce

Open Obsidian, close all the notes, and show the “Open a file” button.
Then click on the button.

Expected result

I don’t remember now. Maybe pop up the Quick Switcher.

Actual result

Nothing happen.


  • Operating system: Win 10
  • Obsidian version: v0.6.5
  • Using custom CSS: No

Additional information


Also experiencing this. If I click on a note listed in the File explorer, it will open in a new pane, splitting the ‘open a file’ tab vertically and loading the note in a pane on the right. I can’t get the ‘open a file’ tab to go away.


same problem.

Open a file button is just stuck

here is a screenshot to clarify the problem

selfire just linked this on Discord – it’s a known bug and will be fixed in the next update.


Yes the article for that one does work. However, I hope they solve it soon as it would stop new users to use the program if they don’t use forums or discord. Thanks for the support!

Ctrl + W should do the trick