Live Preview stopped working, toggling legacy editor fixed it

Using the wonderful new Live Preview. At some point it reverted to old the Edit / Preview despite the setting “Default editing mode” = “Live Preview”

Steps to reproduce

At some point I switched to normal editing mode by clicking the pencil. After that I only had pencil or eyeglasses and it never showed the wonderful Live Preview again.

I opened settings, switched Legacy Editor ON, restarted, switched again Legacy editor OFF and restarted.

Live Preview is back.

Expected result

I should be able to click pencil to edit, then click eyeglasses to return to Live Preview.

Actual result

Click eyeglasses returns to classic Dead Preview mode.


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  • Debug info:

Obsidian version: v0.13.19
Installer version: v0.9.22
Login status: not logged in
Insider build toggle: off
Live preview: on
Legacy editor: off
Base theme: dark
Community theme: Minimal
Snippets enabled: 0
Safe mode: off
Plugins installed: 25
Plugins enabled: 25
1: Calendar
2: Find unlinked files and unresolved links
3: Mind Map
4: Citations
5: Tag Wrangler
6: Juggl
7: Show Current File Path
8: Pane Relief
9: Dataview
10: Cycle through Panes
11: Templater
12: Search on Internet
13: Checklist
14: Advanced Tables
15: Daily Activity
16: Editor Syntax Highlight
17: Note Refactor
18: Smart Random Note
19: Outliner
20: Natural Language Dates
21: Kanban
22: Periodic Notes
23: PlantUML
24: Enhancing Mindmap
25: Key Promoter

Update installer: installer version too low, please download from Download - Obsidian and reinstall.
Custom theme: for cosmetic issues, please try to make the issue happen in the help vault or disable community theme and snippets.
Community plugins: for bugs, please try to make the issue happen in the help vault or disable community plugins.

1000 thank yous!

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Did you perhaps click to toggle live preview\source mode?
If you can reproduce this in the help vault, post a new report with reproducible steps.