Vim: Pressing Escape while in a note on the sidebar kicks focus back to middle notes instead of leaving insert mode

Steps to reproduce

  1. Enable vim mode in settings
  2. Drag a note into the sidebar, while keeping a note in the middle pane
  3. Enter insert mode with i
  4. Try to leave insert mode with Esc
  5. You are now in the middle focused note, instead of staying in the sidebar but switching to normal mode

Expected result

I should stay in the note I was editing, but leave insert mode back into normal mode.

Actual result

I am kicked to the middle note, and the sidebar note stays in insert mode if I focus it again.


  • Operating system: MacOS
  • Debug info:
    Obsidian version: v0.15.6
    Installer version: v0.13.23
    Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 21.3.0: Wed Jan 5 21:37:58 PST 2022; root:xnu-8019.80.24~20/RELEASE_ARM64_T6000 21.3.0
    Login status: logged in
    Catalyst license: none
    Insider build toggle: off
    Live preview: on
    Legacy editor: off
    Base theme: dark
    Community theme: none
    Snippets enabled: 0
    Safe mode: off
    Plugins installed: 15
    Plugins enabled: 15
    1: Calendar
    2: Natural Language Dates
    3: Paste URL into selection
    4: Sliding Panes (Andy’s Mode)
    5: Matter
    6: Kindle Highlights
    7: Auto Link Title
    8: Checklist
    9: Show Current File Path
    10: Copy button for code blocks
    11: Advanced URI
    12: Obsidian Git
    13: Periodic Notes
    14: Dataview
    15: Templater

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Additional information


will be fixed 0.15.7

Awesome glad to hear that. Is there a timeline for that release?

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