Checkbox without label disappears after Return key entered

Steps to reproduce

Create new note

Either type a checkbox manually, or enter it with Control-L

Hit Return key

Checkbox disappears

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Expected result

Checkbox with no label

Actual result

Checkbox disappears


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Additional information

It’s not a bug, it’s intentional. Happens in list items as well.

Good to know, but it makes it hard to set up templates.

I attempted to work around this behavior by adding a label “a” to the checkbox, then hitting return, then deleting the label “a” which allowed me to copy and paste the checkbox to multiple lines as I intended to do to create a template.

This caused another bug where checking any one of these checkboxes, highlighted a different checkbox then the one that was clicked.

Very confusing and unhelpful behavior.

I don’t understand. post a screen recording of this happening in the sandbox vault.


ok, please open a new bug report for that! Thank you!

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