Obsidian 1.3.5 menu bar includes new note icon that produces an error

Steps to reproduce

Open Obsidian 1.3.5 (installer 1.3.5). Personal vault: No theme. No community plug-ins. No CSS. I’m relatively new: everything is baseline. Also happens on a Nick Milo vault but NOT on the sandbox vault.
Click on icon in menu bar for “new note.”
Message appears in the pane below saying “The plugin that created this view (starred) has gone away” and offers keyboard commands.

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

YES. The sandbox vault does not have the I-assume-old “new file” icon that is still showing up in the two vaults mentioned, including my own totally plain-vanilla vault.
I have restarted Obsidian. I have even restarted the whole computer.

Expected result

EITHER the icon is no longer there (as in the sandbox vault) OR it creates a new note.

Actual result

Error message as below.


Obsidian version: v1.3.5
Installer version: v1.3.5
Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 22.5.0: Mon Apr 24 20:53:44 PDT 2023; root:xnu-8796.121.2~5/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 22.5.0
Login status: not logged in
Insider build toggle: off
Live preview: on
Legacy editor: off
Base theme: dark
Community theme: none
Snippets enabled: 0
Restricted mode: on


Additional information

There is no “new note” icon directly in the menu bar - if you click the file explorer icon (the blue one in the following picture), you will find the “new note” icon beneath (the one with the pen):


The icon you are clicking is the one for “starred files”. This native plugin doesn’t exist anymore as it has been replaced by the bookmarks plugin. Right-click the icon and close it - you don’t need it anymore.

As alltagsverstand said, Bookmarks replaced Starred in Obsidian 1.2.

You click on the CLOSE button under that and it will be gone.

Thanks. These are things a newbie doesn’t know: like why the icon persists when it is no longer active and requires user intervention to remove. (I actually had to try to look up the differences between menu, sidebar, ribbon, and so on. . . .)

The documentation is being updated weekly, so keep https://help.obsidian.md/ bookmarked and refer to it often! :grinning:

As for the interface, here are a few graphics that may help: [suggestion] Add a graphic showing different parts of the UI to help docs · Issue #437 · obsidianmd/obsidian-help · GitHub (note: the first one is older and doesn’t include tabs)

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