Like the title says, adding formatting characters(when typing in a longer paragraph), like an asterisk, a backtick, etc, makes the editor snap to a different position.
I don’t think themes or plug-ins play into it, as I got the exact same behavior when I tried it in a completely fresh vault.
You need a document with at least two lines on it (as in, the line count, when enabled, will show at least 2 or higher.
When this is done, you can scroll the bottom of the file to the middle of the vertical space of the editor screen. Here, you can type, format text, and everything seems to work as expected.
However, if you have a paragraph (one line/block with no linebreaks) that gets long enough, you’ll start seeing a behavior that whenever you add a formatting character—like an asterisk—, the editor view will suddenly snap to a different position. Oddly enough, this position is relative to the size of the paragraph. The larger the paragraph, the larger the jump.
I’d expect adding formatting to behave the same as adding other text, just with, well formatting. I wouldn’t expect an asterisk to have text leaping across the screen.
- Operating system: MacOS 11.4
- Obsidian version: v0.12.19