Live Preview renders multiple paragraphs in an unordered list item incorrectly

Steps to reproduce

When you create an unordered lists consisting of three items, where the second item has multiple paragraphs, using the official supported Markdown standard syntax, the multiline item renders incorrectly in Live Preview and correctly in Reading view.

Take this as an example:

- This is the first item
- This is the second, 
	multi-paragraph item
- And this is the third item.

Expected result

The expected result can be seen when using the Reading view - the second item has two lines/paragraphs and the second paragraph is indented correctly, same as the first line:

Actual result

In Live Preview (Edit mode), the second paragraph in the second list item is indented too much, as can be seen here (wrong indentation marked in red):

Moreover, the item toggler is visible, whereas it should be not (this item contains no sub items, only multiple lines/paragraphs of text) and this is also handled correctly in the Reading view, as can be seen on the screenshot above.


  • Operating system: Linux Kubuntu 20.04
  • Debug info:
	Obsidian version: v0.13.19
	Installer version: v0.13.19
	Login status: not logged in
	Insider build toggle: off
	Live preview: on
	Legacy editor: off
	Base theme: dark
	Community theme: none
	Snippets enabled: 0
	Safe mode: off
	Plugins installed: 2
	Plugins enabled: 2
		1: Local images
		2: Obsidian Git

Additional information


I understand the issue. While Live preview aims to emulate the reading expirience it is still an editor and some things are hard/impossible. We don’t support this, not sure it’ll ever be possible. I suggest to manually add two whitespaces and maybe even use a monospace font.
Feel free to open a Feature Request for this.

This is debatable. Open a separate FR for this too.