Popup toolbar obscures the group heading in Canvas

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Steps to reproduce

When creating a group in Canvas the popup toolbar appears over the group name, obscuring it. This makes it difficult to read and edit.

Expected result

Actual result



  • Operating system: Win 10
  • Debug info:
    Obsidian version: v1.1.9
    Installer version: v1.1.9
    Operating system: Windows 10 Pro 10.0.19045
    Login status: not logged in
    Insider build toggle: off
    Live preview: on
    Legacy editor: off
    Base theme: dark
    Community theme: Minimal v6.2.0
    Snippets enabled: 2
    Restricted mode: off
    Plugins installed: 23
    Plugins enabled: 22
    1: Calendar v1.5.10
    2: Dictionary v2.22.0
    3: Dynamic Table of Contents v0.0.27
    4: Note Refactor v1.7.1
    5: Dataview v0.5.55
    6: cMenu v1.1.2
    7: Advanced Tables v0.18.1
    8: DB Folder v3.2.4
    9: Style Settings v0.4.12
    10: Kanban v1.5.1
    11: Minimal Theme Settings v6.2.0
    12: Local REST API v1.5.2
    13: Templater v1.16.0
    14: Plugin Update Tracker v1.4.5
    15: Commander v0.4.9
    16: Recent Files v1.3.5
    17: Image Gallery v1.1.1
    18: Hotkeys for specific files v1.2.1
    19: Force note view mode v1.1.1
    20: Excalidraw v1.8.11
    21: Outliner v4.2.1
    22: Obsidian Git v2.16.0

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Additional information

Hmm. Are you getting this in the default theme? Can you try it in the Sandbox Vault? I’m seeing slightly better UI:

CleanShot 2023-01-28 at 15.42.16

I’m using the Minimal/Things theme.

With the Default theme I see something similar to yours:
Slightly improved, but it could still use more room between those elements.

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I’m not able to reproduce this with the default them. Can you try opening the canvas with Restricted mode enabled? A plugin like Style Settings might be interfering with the spacing here.

Hi Liam

With the default theme and Restricted mode I still get this:

It improves slightly if the horizontal width is a bit bigger by creating more room to the left of the group Title box, but still needs more vertical space between toolbar and title box:

Hello, can you post a screen recording of this happening in the sandbox vault. Also let us know you have custom zoom at obsidian or os-level.

I think we have an answer here - the zoom level does have an effect.

My system (Win 10) zoom level is 125%(recommended) and Obisidian zoom is 100%.

When I hit the canvas zoom level reset button I get this:

And when I zoom out to work on the bigger picture (canvas) it goes to this:

Until I get a nice big 4K monitor I need to zoom out on bigger canvases, so this isn’t really a bug, just an inconvenience under certain conditions. But a bit more space, even at “neutral zoom”, would be nice.

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let me know if this still happens when you get 1.1.13+

Will do, thanks.

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