Lack of window chrome causes problems

Steps to reproduce

  1. Run Obsidian 0.10.1 on Linux in Window Maker desktop.
  2. Attempt to move the window.
  3. Attempt to resize the window.

Expected result

I would expect to be able to be able to resize and move the window.

Actual result

The window will not resize or move.


  • Operating system: Linux running Window Maker desktop
  • Obsidian version: 0.10.1

Additional information

I happen to have an older AppImage of Obsidian – 0.8.4 – that has window chrome (like the title bar) that does allow me to move it and resize it. It seems like at some point between that version and this version the window chrome was removed.

What I would recommend is that an option be added to Obsidian, possibly under appearance, to toggle window chrome on and off. I’d be fine with it being off by default. But not being able to move or resize the window makes the application unusable for me.

In researching this I found references to Electron’s frameless window capabilities. I assume that is what was used here.

open a feature request to add a “toggle for window chrome on and off”

Do you have the same problem with other frameless electron apps? like discord, vscode, slack,etc?

Both Discord and Visual Studio Code have window chrome on my system. It might be that I already found the setting in them to enable chrome – I’m not sure. It is an issue with Steam, but I’m not sure if that is an Electron app or not.