Android new note shortcut fails if app is in memory

Android long press on the app icon provides a shortcut to start a new note. It often fails for me and just opens the app instead. I think, but am not sure, that this shortcut only works if the app is NOT in memory (not in recents list or force closed).

Can anyone confirm?

Is this anyone else's experience too? Or is anyone using this functionality without issue?

Others have this issue too:

Does anyone else have this? It feels to me (just programmer's instict :lightly_smiling_face: ) like it could be related to this issue: