Unable to insert emojis on WIndows 11

Steps to reproduce


  • Type in a document
  • Press Win+. to bring up the emoji window
  • CLick on any emoji → nothing happens
  • It even seems like Obsidian is stuck
  • Press the Win key or Alt-Tab to give focus to Obsidian again

Did you follow the troubleshooting guide? [Y/N]


I will note that I can use the emoji toolbar to insert emojis and I can copy and paste emojis from another application into Obsidian. So it’s not a rendering issue.

And this emoji :+1:t4: was inserted using Win+. on the same machine.

Expected result

This :+1:t4::+1:t4::+1:t4:

Actual result


Obsidian version: v1.5.12
Installer version: v1.5.8
Operating system: Windows 10 Home 10.0.22631
Login status: not logged in
Insider build toggle: off
Live preview: on
Base theme: adapt to system
Community theme: none
Snippets enabled: 0
Restricted mode: on


The above info is incorrect. This is from WIndows Help About:

Edition Windows 11 Home
Version 23H2
Installed on ‎2024-‎03-‎13
OS build 22631.3296
Serial number PF4LZYJ6
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22687.1000.0

Additional information

Sigh, never mind. I missed a step (the reinstalling of the newest installer) and with the new installer I don’t have the problem. So ignore…

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