Multiple groups of the same size in the same position corrupts Canvas

Steps to reproduce

Create a new Canvas and two new groups with any names. Place the identical groups in the same location (with grid snapping).

Drag the resulting group around a few times.

Did you follow the troubleshooting guide? [Y/N]

I reproduced this in a restricted mode vault.

Expected result

Obviously there’s no good reason to place two groups like this, but it happened to me by accident. I expected that if I dragged the edge then I could then select the larger group and separate then again. This does work as long as you don’t drag both of the groups first.

Actual result

After dragging the resulting group pair a couple of times, both disappear, along with all other items in the canvas. In some cases the groups will remain but no interaction is possible.

If you close this canvas and open it again, it will seem to be restored to a previous arrangement, though in some cases the canvas will still be glitchy.


Obsidian version: v1.5.3
Installer version: v1.4.13
Operating system: Windows 10 Home 10.0.22621
Login status: logged in
Catalyst license: none
Insider build toggle: off
Live preview: on
Base theme: dark
Community theme: none
Snippets enabled: 0
Restricted mode: on


Additional information

This seems very similar to my bug report.

Glad I’m not the only one experiencing this.

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Interesting. My board actually looked similar to yours when I first encountered the issue. I wonder if Canvas doesn’t like overlapping groups.

Yeah, idk. Obs Team is limited this week (vacations and such) so we will find out soon.

Any updates on this?

can you attach a canvas where this happens in the sandbox vault?