Checkbox tasks in a callout can't be clicked or checks the wrong item

Last checkbox in a callout can’t be clicked.

Steps to reproduce

  1. Open Sandbox vault
  2. Paste this into a note
> [!info]+ tasks
> - [ ] task1
> - [ ] task2
> - [ ] task3
> - [ ] task4
> - [ ] task5
  1. Try to click task5

Did you follow the [troubleshooting guide]


Expected result

All checkboxes clickable

Actual result

Last checkbox can’t be clicked


Windows 11

	Obsidian version: v1.6.1
	Installer version: v1.5.8
	Operating system: Windows 10 Pro 10.0.22631
	Login status: logged in
	Catalyst license: supporter
	Insider build toggle: on
	Live preview: on
	Base theme: adapt to system
	Community theme: none
	Snippets enabled: 0
	Restricted mode: off
	Plugins installed: 0
	Plugins enabled: 0


Additional information

Live Preview clip:


The behavior is different in Reading view:



It’s clickable in 1.5.12 on iOS.

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Thanks for checking. Can confirm:

  • Obsidian v1.5.12 (macOS): no issues.
  • Obsidian v1.6.1 (macOS): last checkbox can’t be checked.

I meant to add this to my original post, but the minimum example to reproduce the issue:

> [!info]+ tasks
> - [ ] task1
> - [ ] task2

This as well can’t be checked:

> [!NOTE] Title
> - [ ] task1


will be fixed v1.6.4. No ETAs.


A more accurate bug description is the clickable area for a task is offset to the top, so you can’t actually toggle the first task in the list as the area for that is not even reachable.

Another oddness I observed is that this seems to bleed into dataview queries - I have a query in my daily note showing me unchecked tasks from the last 14 days of daily notes and that is also broken.
Have open tasks A, B, C in yesterday’s note - query shows me only two labelled B and C - marking B as done within the query view refreshes and C is gone while B remains - but checking the original note it is B that has been marked done.

Should I create a new bug for that or is that just another manifestation of the same root cause ?

No, I believe it is another manifestation of the same issue. Also, we do not take bug reports involving third party plugins.

3 posts were merged into an existing topic: Tasks inside callouts have incorrect positions in the cache

I made this silly workaround with templater to manage all current note’s tasks at once in a suggester.

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