Indentation in nested list sub-items fluctuates if indentation guides are disabled

Steps to reproduce

  • (Open a new sandbox vault)
  • Turn off indentation guides (Settings > Editor > Show Indentation guides)
  • Insert callout or quote
  • Add a list (numbered or bulleted) into the callout / quote
  • Add a sub-item under the top-level list item (numbered or bulleted)
  • Type some text into the sub-item
  • The indentation of the sub-item will jump back and forth / move with each keystroke (details below)

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Expected result

Indentation of sub-item doesn’t jump back and forth or move around while typing

Actual result

  • In bulleted list sub-items, the indentation jumps back and forth with each keystroke
  • In numbered list sub-items, the indentation moves a bit to the left with each keystroke until it jumps back to the right.

The issue persists at all higher levels of list indentation and is visible both in “Live Preview” and “Source mode”.


	Obsidian version: v1.4.16
	Installer version: v1.4.16
	Operating system: Windows 10 Education 10.0.19045
	Login status: not logged in
	Insider build toggle: off
	Live preview: on
	Legacy editor: off
	Base theme: dark
	Community theme: none
	Snippets enabled: 0
	Restricted mode: on


Additional information

Example Snippet, paste into vault with indentation guides turned off and start typing in sub-item.

> [!bug]
> - This is a top-level list item
> 	- This is a sub-item that jumps back and forth while typing

Video of visual glitch when using indentation in callouts

Here’s a video of the issue. Hope this bug can get fixed soon, it is really annoying.