Steps to reproduce
start C:\Users\ycbrd\AppData\Local\Obsidian\Obsidian.exe and
Enter in cmd.exe （ycbrd is my user name）
- close cmd.exe
- Obsidian window went blank
Close cmd window and use Obsidian.
- Operating system: Windows 11 22H2 22621.755
- Debug info:
Obsidian version: v1.0.0
Installer version: v0.15.9
Operating system: Windows 10 Home 10.0.22621
Login status: logged in
Catalyst license: none
Insider build toggle: off
Live preview: on
Legacy editor: off
Base theme: dark
Community theme: Blue Topaz
Snippets enabled: 0
Restricted mode: off
Plugins installed: 23
Plugins enabled: 21
1: Auto pair chinese symbol v0.9.5
2: Contextual Typography v2.2.4
3: Copy Block Link v1.0.4
4: Find and replace in selection v1.0.1
5: Footnote Shortcut v0.0.9
6: Mind Map v1.1.0
7: Number Headings v1.10.0
8: Obsidian Enhancing Export v1.1.7
9: obsidian markmind v1.6.1
10: Obsius Publish v1.0.0
11: Outliner v4.1.0
12: Recent Files v1.3.3
13: Remember cursor position v1.0.7
14: Sidebar Expand on Hover v1.0.1
15: Style Settings v0.4.12
16: Better footnote v1.0.1
17: Zoom v1.1.0
18: Better Word Count v0.8.1
19: Drag-n-Drop for blocks v1.2.0
20: Hover Editor v0.11.6
21: Various Complements v7.2.4
I don’t consider this a bug. moved to help
Fine. Only in this software, it never happens when
The process is not ended, after
start command, or there will be a path
on the red line. But the Ob window is actually successfully opened. (and crash when cmd is closed)
Please at least explain what the software is doing in this start process. Start is just start, no need to check for updates simultaneously.
self reply to avoid from being closed
YES! I have the same issue and can’t find an answer anywhere. I’m trying to add Obsidian to my “Open/Close Work Apps” scripts, but no matter what I do, the command prompt has to stay open for Obsidian. No other app behaves this way.
start obisidian://open?vault=MyVaultName or
start "full-path-to-obsidian.exe" gives this output, and occassionally I see the same passthrough message as OP.
Not sure on the first one as I’m on Mac, but regarding @Tousuto issue, you’ve written
obsidian. That could be your culprit.
Whoops, that was just a typo in my post . I’ve definitely been typing it correctly in the command prompt.
My Obsidian instance opens and renders normally unlike OP, but I have the exact same issue where typing
start obsidian in cmd requires the command prompt to stay open. In the dozen or so apps I’ve tested, Obsidian is the only one that behaves this way.
Even if I open the exe via
cmd /C "C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Obsidian\Obsidian.exe" in my .bat file, it still force closes Obsidian if I close the command prompt after.
As I’m on Mac, I’m not able to verify this, but a google search on the topic seems to indicate it’s related to not having a title on the window, strangely enough, so could you please try the following and report back?
start "" "C:\Users\ycbrd\AppData\Local\Obsidian\Obsidian.exe"
And yes, it seems vital to have that first pair of
"" in there.
Hope this helps,