Open file, either new or existing file (e.g. of sandbox).
Add ~50 headings (or copy-paste existing contents to reach many headings).
Open Outline in right pane or second main window.
In Outline scroll to anywhere below halfway down, e.g. bottom of list.
In main editor pane, start typing under ANY heading, top or bottom.
Watch for changes in movement in the Outline window after a few seconds.
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The scroll position of the Outline should stay where I’ve put it. It should not reset to halfway.
After a few seconds of typing the scroll bar position in Outline resets position to about halfway up the outline. You can then no longer see the outline of where you’re working.
This significantly hinders the usefulness of Outlines in large files.
Obsidian version: v1.3.7
Installer version: v1.3.4
Operating system: Windows 10 Pro 10.0.22621
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Insider build toggle: off
Live preview: on
Legacy editor: off
Base theme: dark
Community theme: none
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Restricted mode: on
This automatic debug report is incorrect, as I’m using Windows 11 Pro.
The bug is most obviously noticed if you’re working on the final heading in a large file and trying to orient yourself. It’s a critical issue for me - I need my indexes as I go through old monster files that I want to split up into smaller pieces.
I am very happy to report that this issue can be solved by using the Quiet Outline plugin instead of the default Outline plugin.
On a separate note, the first time you open the file and click the last heading in outline, focus almost always moves to the wrong heading. This is mentioned under the description “Limitations” for the Quiet Outline plugin. You have to click the heading again.
Sorry for so many edits. I’m still trying to figure out how to be useful and succinct in the information provided.