I’m trying to move from Notion to Obsidian (because of local files), but finding it a bit tricky. One thing I want to do is not see markdown while I’m typing. I’ve tried a bunch of snippets (clutter, obsidian, WYSIWYG), but none of them work. A test snippet from another thread ( title of the note ) did work, so I’m doing something right.
Can anyone provide a step-by-step on how to set up Obsidian so I can write without seeing markup? Thanks!
Ah, I see that the markdown disappears when I go to the next line.
But here’s another issue/question. Let’s say I want to type “I know this” and I want “this” to be italicized:
When I hit return, whether or not I “close” the italics, I get some asterisks on the next line. The cursor is always sitting in front of the end asterisk, thereby pushing it to the next line. As I continue to bold or italicize I collect more and more stray asterisks at the cursor. Is this normal?
That doesn’t seem normal, but there might be a straightforward explanation. Can you show a gif or screenshare of it happening? Or at the very least, copy/paste an example of some text that is causing that issue.
Also what version of Obsidian, and what OS?
WYSIWYG is a feature that is coming soon. It will be a way to edit without seeing Markdown syntax. Right now there is no built-in Obsidian option to hide Markdown syntax while editing. (I haven’t personally tried any community plugin solution.)
Obsidandnancy: Tried that: didn’t have any effect. Not running Autohotkey or anything similar. I just did an uninstall (including registry and appdata files with an uninstaller) and reinstalled. Same issue.
Thanks for everyone’s help. I might let this sit a bit and wait for the WYSIWYG version, unless someone has any other ideas.