CSS Hide comments in Live Preview

What I’m trying to do

I have a block level tagging system that I would like to hide in Live preview . Ideally all comments %% Text %% would be commented out.

I’m pretty sure there is some way to accomplish this using css. but I’m not sure how. Any ideas?

Example


- Morning Chores %% [ taskWindow:: Work ], [ taskCycle::  All ], [ taskMetric:: Task ] %%

Appears:

- Morning Chores

Solved my own problem. In case anyone needs something in the future, just add this css snippet to hide comments

.cm-line:not(.cm-active) .cm-comment
    { display: none; }

Blockquote

Just to add something of interest. Might give you some ideas.
Did you consider using the call outs built into obsidian?

Also I like to use comments to myself in a document and keep them unobtrusive. This css mostly came from someone else but I modified it for my use. It adds a little speech bubble icon where the commented text is, and it moves comments to the side in a small box which expands on hover. I also use it along with the zen mode in the typewriter scroll/zen mode plugin to not display the comments for none active blocks when using zen mode.

.cm-comment-start,
.cm-comment-end,
.cm-inline-footnote-start,
.cm-inline-footnote-end {
  color:transparent!important;
  font-size:.1em;
  letter-spacing:-1em;
}

.cm-comment-end::after,
.cm-inline-footnote-end::after {
  content: " 🗨 ";
  font-size:20px;
  text-shadow: 0 0 0 var(--interactive-accent);
  position:relative;
  bottom:3px;
  opacity: 80%;
}

.cm-comment:not(.cm-comment-end):not(.cm-comment-start),
.cm-inline-footnote:not(.cm-inline-footnote-end):not(.cm-inline-footnote-start) {
  position:relative;
  z-index:100!important;
  display:block;
  margin-left:25px;
  margin-right:-225px;
  margin-top:-25px;
  float:right;
  width:200px;
  height: 77px;
  overflow: hidden;
  font-size:.70em;
  padding:10px;
  border: 1px solid #36454F;
  box-shadow: 3px 3px var(--interactive-accent);
  opacity: 80%;
  color: var(--text-muted);
  background: var(--background-secondary);
}

.cm-comment:not(.cm-comment-end):not(.cm-comment-start):hover,
.cm-inline-footnote:not(.cm-inline-footnote-end):not(.cm-inline-footnote-start):hover {
  position:relative;
  z-index:100!important;
  display:block;
  margin-left:25px;
  margin-right:-225px;
  margin-top:-25px;
  float:right;
  width:200px;
  height: auto;
  font-size:.70em;
  padding:10px;
  border: 1px solid #36454F;
  box-shadow: 3px 3px var(--interactive-accent);
  opacity: 80%;
  color: var(--text-muted);
  background: var(--background-secondary);
}

/* The following is optional to keep comments & inline footnotes syntax editable inline */


.cm-active .cm-comment-start,
.cm-active .cm-comment-end,
.cm-active .cm-inline-footnote-start,
.cm-active .cm-inline-footnote-end {
  color:var(--text-faint)!important;
  font-size:1em;
  letter-spacing:initial;
}

.cm-active .cm-comment-end::after,
.cm-active .cm-inline-footnote-end::after {
  display:none;
}


/* Trying to hide in focus mode */


body.plugin-cm-typewriter-scroll-zen .cm-editor.cm-focused .cm-line:not(.cm-active) .cm-comment-end::after, {
  opacity: var(--zen-opacity);
	
	}

body.plugin-cm-typewriter-scroll-zen .CodeMirror-lines:not(.selecting) .CodeMirror-code > :not(.CodeMirror-activeline) .cm-comment {
    font-size: 0px;
  border: 0px solid #36454F;
  box-shadow: 3px 3px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);
  color: var(--text-muted);
  background: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);
}
body.plugin-cm-typewriter-scroll-zen .cm-editor.cm-focused .cm-line:not(.cm-active) .cm-comment {
  font-size: 0px;
  border: 0px solid #36454F;
  box-shadow: 3px 3px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);
  color: var(--text-muted);
  background: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);
}
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