When using the floating keyboard in iPadOS and Obsidian in split screen, the bottom menu disappears

I searched for this bug in the forum but didn’t find it.

I used obsidian with no plug ins and no CSS snippets to recreate the bug. I recorded it, but I just found out that we can’t upload video formats in here.

Steps to reproduce

  • Split screen Obsidian and any other app in iPad.
  • Use normal size digital iPad keyboard.
  • Hide the normal size digital iPad keyboard using the built-in button in the keyboard to do so.
  • See that the menu at the bottom is there.
  • Tap in note to reveal the normal size keyboard
  • Pinch the keyboard to convert it to the floating iPad keyboard
  • Type in a note
  • Hide the floating iPad keyboard with the obsidian toolbar button (because floating keyboard lacks a dedicated button for this)
  • See that the obsidian menu at the bottom is behind the obsidian toolbar.
  • Tap in note to reveal the floating iPad keyboard again.
  • Hide the floating iPad keyboard with the obsidian toolbar button.
  • Now you see that the obsidian menu at the bottom doesn’t appear (and he’s very frustrating to navigate without this in split screen mode)

Did you follow the troubleshooting guide? [Y]

Yes, I did.

Expected result

I expect to see the obsidian navigation menu at the bottom.

Actual result

It didn’t appear after I do those steps.


Operating system: ios 16.5 (Apple iPad)
Obsidian version: 1.4.6 (105)
API version: v1.3.5
Login status: logged in
Catalyst license: none
Live preview: on
Legacy editor: off
Base theme: adapt to system
Community theme: none
Snippets enabled: 0
Restricted mode: on


Additional information

I have this too

is this still happening?

I’m able to reproduce in Obsidian 1.5.8 on iPadOS 17.3.1.

will be fixed 1.5.9

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