Having seen the most recent release notes that the new insider build will no longer support the
Apply Custom CSS setting, I have been trying to migrate my custom theme across to my
.obidian/themes folder. If I do this my theme initially loads, however if I then make any changes to the CSS files and save, those changes do not affect any changes in the appearance of my vault. This means that I am unable to edit the style of my vault real-time.
Steps to reproduce
- In appimage install on Ubuntu (maybe Linux in general but not tested), place a theme in in the
- Select that theme from the appearance settings.
- Change the value for a CSS property in text editor of choice and save that file.
- Check Obsidian to see that that change has not affected the appearance of the application.
- I have tested this on Windows 10 and any changes to the CSS themes or snippets cause appearance updates real-time.
- I have tested this on someone else’s vault that I had access to.
- I tested this on a completely blank vault with no third party plugins enabled.
I expected to see the appearance of my vault change real-time as I updated the style of my CSS snippets or themes files.
By changing the values for CSS properties and saving, the appearance of the vault stays frozen. I can make the changes visible by saving those changes to a new file name and then activating those changes by reloading the themes or snippets folders and enabling them as a seperate file. However, this is time-consuming and prevents me from doing effective editing. The changes to the CSS also render if I reboot Ubuntu.
- Operating system: Ubuntu 20.04
- Obsidian version: appimage
It’s not actually as bad as I thought as, rebinding the hard refresh the app forces the changes to render but this involves a lot of reloading and is certainly not as seemless an experience as it is on Mac or Windows.