Canvas: Link labels do not scale with note labels when zooming out

Steps to reproduce

  • create a canvas with a label in an edge
  • zoom out
  • text in nodes is scaled down correctly, label size is increased after each zoom step
  • leads to overlap and unintended emphasis on labels for more populated canvases

Expected result

label text is scaled down as well, font size of label and node match

Actual result

label text is disproportional larger than all the rest


  • Operating system: macOS
  • Debug info:
    Obsidian version: v1.1.9
    Installer version: v1.1.9
    Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 22.2.0: Fri Nov 11 02:08:47 PST 2022; root:xnu-8792.61.2~4/RELEASE_X86_64 22.2.0
    Login status: logged in
    Catalyst license: none
    Insider build toggle: off
    Live preview: on
    Legacy editor: off
    Base theme: dark
    Community theme: none
    Snippets enabled: 0
    Restricted mode: on


Additional information

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This is by design. All labels scale with the canvas viewport to be legible even when zoomed out.

I guess this is a matter of personal opinion, but I think there shouldn’t be any concept of scaling with the viewport, including labels but also group titles. It makes big canvas look completely out of proportion, and it’s impossible to define what spacing to put between notes so that titles and labels aren’t cut with ellipsis, or overflowing on other contents (because it looks different at every zoom level). This is just an opinion though, but to me this design choice ‘looks’ like a bug even if it isn’t.

Yes, it’s personal opinion. Seems to me that it’d be more buggy the other way around.

Feel free to open a feature request. Closing this bug report.