Obsidian 1.0.3 not saving Base Color Scheme changes when using 2 vaults

I have 2 vaults in 2 totally distinct places. A and B.
My system theme is Light.
I open my Vault A. I want it Dark with Green (Personal Vault)
I open my Vault B. I want it Light with Red (WorkVault), to distinguish it visually from the other vault. This is specifically to keep myself from entering notes into the wrong vault.

Steps to reproduce

  • Vault A open, I set the base color scheme to Dark.
  • Vault B open, I set the base color scheme to Adapt to System.
  • Close vaults.
  • Open Vault A, and it’s now light (as system is set).
  • Check value of Base Color Scheme for Vault A. It’s ‘Light’. Change to dark.
  • Reopen vault.

Expected result

I expect that each vault holds its own value for Base Color Scheme.
Open 2 vaults and have visual identifiers of which vault to enter data.

Actual result

  • Vault A does not save/maintain Base Color Scheme, even when manually setting it so.


  • Operating system: Windows 10 21H2
  • Debug info:
    Obsidian version: v1.0.3
    Installer version: v0.15.9
    Operating system: Windows 10 Enterprise 10.0.19044
    Login status: not logged in
    Insider build toggle: off
    Live preview: on
    Legacy editor: off
    Base theme: dark
    Community theme: Minimal
    Snippets enabled: 1
    Restricted mode: off
    Plugins installed: 21
    Plugins enabled: 18
    1: Advanced URI v1.28.2
    2: Icon Folder v1.3.5
    3: Advanced Tables v0.17.3
    4: Meld Encrypt v1.6.2
    5: Find orphaned files and broken links v1.8.0
    6: Local images v0.14.2
    7: Local REST API v1.4.0
    8: Dataview v0.5.47
    9: Daily Activity v0.4.0
    10: Calendar v1.5.10
    11: Graph Analysis v0.15.4
    12: Markdown Table Editor v0.3.1
    13: Waypoint v1.3.0
    14: Better File Link v1.1.3
    15: Tag Wrangler v0.5.4
    16: Minimal Theme Settings v6.1.0
    17: Zoottelkeeper Plugin v0.18.0
    18: Code Block Enhancer v1.0.5


Additional information

  • With testing it further, closing any Vaults, opening only Vault A, will switch it from Light mode to Dark mode.
  • Next, I manually save it to dark. Close and reopen only Vault A, and again it Load and switches to Light mode.

I can’t reproduce.

Do your vaults use Sync or anything similar? I had a similar problem that I cured by not syncing appearance settings.

Sorry I did not get email for this for some reason. Yes I do have it syncing!
Is it one file or a folder I should exclude from syncing? It’s weird because it uses the same Dark Mode on each synced machine. It’s the new additional vault I have added locally which I changed to be light. Now the first one keeps flipping back to Light from Dark, even though the vaults are totally separate.

I can make a video I guess demonstrating, does that help?

Yes, using the sandbox vault

Oh, if the problem is with 2 vaults on the same machine then it’s probably not a sync issue (but for reference, you’d go to Sync Settings and turn off Sync Appearance Settings).

Even if it were, I think it’d be worthwhile to continue troubleshooting with WhiteNoise to try to find the root mov the problem.