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!

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.