So, this may not be a problem in Obsidian itself (and it also may be a feature and not a problem). But I tend to copy-paste to Obsidian from other apps pretty often, and while I’d like this copy-paste to be “literal” (e.g., paste exactly what I copy, just as a text), currently it behaves as if it was trying to convert things to markdown from other formats.
Maybe it’s easier to explain with a screenshot. I was copy-pasting from Bibdesk, and here is what showed up in Obsidian. The [ characters became [ (as if to escape in .md code), etc.
Does anyone know a way to turn this off? I’m using Mac OS Big Sur, so may also be a system setting? But couldn’t find it. I think (but am not positive) that this only came up relatively recently; I have no recollection of this problem from last year.