Canvas is blank unless I zoom

Steps to reproduce

Open a canvas file

Expected result

View the canvas and elements inside

Actual result

Everything is blank. When I hit “Zoom in”, everything goes back to normal.


  • Operating system: macOS Monterey 12.1 (M1 Mac)
  • Debug info:
    Obsidian version: v1.1.9
    Installer version: v1.0.3
    Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 21.2.0: Sun Nov 28 20:29:10 PST 2021; root:xnu-8019.61.5~1/RELEASE_ARM64_T8101 21.2.0
    Login status: not logged in
    Insider build toggle: off
    Live preview: on
    Legacy editor: off
    Base theme: dark
    Community theme: none
    Snippets enabled: 0
    Restricted mode: off
    Plugins installed: 8
    Plugins enabled: 7
    1: Sort & Permute lines v0.6.1
    2: Editing Toolbar v2.2.3
    3: Obsidian42 - BRAT v0.6.36
    4: TickTick v0.3.0
    5: File path to URI v1.4.1
    6: Translate v1.4.4
    7: Natural Language Dates v0.6.1

Community plugins: for bugs, please first try updating all your plugins to latest. If still not fixed, please try to make the issue happen in the Sandbox Vault or disable community plugins.

Additional information

I cannot reproduce this. Try it in the Sandbox Vault? It may be a plugin issue.

Note that the Canvas does obscure labels if you zoom out far enough. That is intended.

What is the Sandbox Vault?

F1->Sandbox Vault

My F1 does other things. But I found it. No issues.

Went back to the canvas file and I don’t have the problem anymore so I don’t know what happened.

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Bugs that squash themselves are the best variety!

Oh no, the issue is back! Maybe it’s caused by a plugin.