Outline expands when typing

Steps to reproduce

  1. Make an outline
  2. Collapse outline
  3. Start typing in the main note

Expected result

I expected the outline to stay collapsed while I typed.

Actual result

It expands spontaneously while I type. When working with longer notes this is very annoying, as I might want the bird’s eye view of the note rather than all the subheadings.

Environment

  • Operating system: Windows 10
  • Obsidian version: 0.12.12

Additional information

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I am not sure I understand your problem. Post a screen recording.

Sure! Here: Tue Aug 10 2021 3:28:59 PM

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Ok, I understand. I am gonna move this to Feature Requests.

Use case or problem

I can have quite a few headings on one page. I collapse headings in the outline for easier editing. But i cant do it

Steps to reproduce

  1. Collapse headers in outliner
  2. Do any operation with a heading in the text like delete or add a part of a heading or create a new one

Expected result

Headers in the outliner will remain collapsed

Actual result

In any action, they unrolled

Proposed solution

make the position memorable

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Would also appreciate to have this fixed. :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes: Although the Outline is great and this is not a breaking glitch, I find it quite annoying as I navigate and edit long notes on a daily basis and haven’t found any workaround yet.

At first I thought it was only me as I hadn’t found any mentions to this issue—in my conception, if it does something extra that we didn’t intend, and we have to deal with it repeatedly, it’s a quite an obstacle. :slightly_frowning_face:

Hope it gets relevant sometime.

Leaving my recording here too: video

Thanks for revisiting this, Dave. The outline plugin is a great idea, but since I use fairly long notes with detailed outlines alongside my more atomic notes, this issue makes it useless for me. It takes so long to scroll through the outline that I end up just scrolling through the note instead. For shorter notes, there’s no need for the plugin in the first place: I can see the outline by looking at the note.

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