When creating a note through a backlink with an escaped pipe (\|) character - the cursor will not move to the note body

Steps to reproduce

  1. Create a backlink to a new note using an escaped pipe character, e.g. [[2020-09-22\|22]] (if you do not have a daily note for that date yet)
  2. In preview mode, click on the empty backlink to create a new note by this name
  3. The escaped pipe character seems to interfere with note creation

Expected result

I would expect to see a new note created and be able to:

  1. freely rename the note
  2. add content to the note

Actual result

A new note is created but I am unable to change the content.

Work around

Closing the newly created note, then reopening it.
note: simply navigating away from the note and back does not work.


  • Operating system: Windows 10
  • Obsidian version: 0.8.8


I can’t reproduce this. Plese post a short video\gif.

I’m guessing you’re still in preview mode after you click the link, which is why you can’t edit?

@Licat I’m a dummy. That was it.

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