\overline not working in LaTex Math mode (with Workaround)

This is a reference to \overline not working in LaTex Math mode, which was closed. The proposed workaround did not work for me, so I had to find my own

Steps to reproduce

Enter either $ or $$ modes and use the \overline{} command

Expected result

A line that spans over the given text

Actual result

Nothing appears to be changed about the text


  • Operating system: Windows
  • Obsidian version: v1.0.3

Additional information

I have tried disabling and enabling plugins and CSS snippets but to no avail.


Create a CSS snippet with folowing content:

@media not print {
  mjx-stretchy-h mjx-ext {
    border-top: 0.5px solid;

Since it seems to work correctly when exporting, I sourounded it with the media query not print.
This workaround is pretty hacky but seems to work reliably.

did you see why it was closed?