Obsidian has gotten monstrously slow in the last 24-36 hours

Obs is running super slow.

Steps to reproduce

Big lag on typing. Anywhere.

Expected result

I turned on safe mode to see if any improvement

Actual result

It’s slightly better but still sucky, way slower than normal.


  • Operating system: Mac OS 12.3.1 M1 McBook Air
  • Debug info:
    Obsidian version: v0.14.6
    Installer version: v0.13.31
    Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 21.4.0: Fri Mar 18 00:47:26 PDT 2022; root:xnu-8020.101.4~15/RELEASE_ARM64_T8101 21.4.0
    Login status: logged in
    Catalyst license: insider
    Insider build toggle: off
    Live preview: on
    Legacy editor: on
    Base theme: dark
    Community theme: Cybertron
    Snippets enabled: 0
    Safe mode: on

Custom theme: for cosmetic issues, please first try updating your theme to latest. If still not fixed, please try to make the issue happen in the help vault or disable community theme and snippets.

Additional information

Download and reinstall obsidian.

Also sometimes you need to restart obsidian after disabling plugins and themes.

If it happens again, try to record a performance profile with themes and plugins disabled.

Ctrl-shift-i->performance->record the slowdown->stop recording → export to file → zip it and upload it somewhere and send us a link.

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Quit and restarted; seems to be normal.
Turned off safe mode; seems to be normal.
I guess we’re done here for today! Thanks!

But did you also reinstall fresh from the website? You have an old installer version, so please make sure you did! (just double checking, sorry.)

Nope. DIdn’t. Thanks for the reminder!