Remembered window size changes depending on scaling settings of the monitor Obsidian starts on

Steps to reproduce

  1. Open Obsidian.
  2. Resize the window to the desired size and position on a second monitor.
  3. Close Obsidian.
  4. Reopen Obsidian.
  5. The application’s window will open on the second monitor and be a different size.

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Expected result

The window size should remain as it was at the end of the previous session upon starting a new session.

Actual result

The window size changes (shrinks dramatically, in my case) in relation to the previous session’s window size upon starting a new session.


Obsidian version: v1.4.5
Installer version: v1.3.5
Operating system: Windows 10 Home 10.0.22621
Login status: not logged in
Insider build toggle: off
Live preview: on
Legacy editor: off
Base theme: adapt to system
Community theme: Obsidian gruvbox v0.1.7
Snippets enabled: 0
Restricted mode: off
Plugins installed: 1
Plugins enabled: 1
1: Creases v0.7.0

Additional information

If I position Obsidian onto my main monitor, it retains its size between sessions correctly. My main monitor (2560 x 1600) is scaled to 150% in Windows 11’s System > Display > Scale & Layout > Scale, while my secondary monitor (1920 x 1080) is scaled to 100%. The secondary monitor is the one that’s having trouble retaining proper Obsidian application window size between sessions.

Screenshots on main monitor (non-problematic monitor)

Main monitor, before closing application:

Main monitor, after closing and reopening application:

Screenshots on secondary monitor

Secondary monitor, before closing application:

Secondary monitor, after closing and reopening application:

Secondary monitor, after closing and reopening application again:

Monitor configurations

Monitor 1’s settings (the non-problematic monitor):

Monitor 2’s settings (the monitor that exhibits the bug) :

Came to report the same thing.

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Able to reproduce the described issue using a third monitor. Works as expected on main monitor and second monitor.

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Came to report the same thing, too.

Each time opening the Obsidian the Window in the second screen would shrink, and it has caused a lot of trouble. : (

This is STILL a problem in June 2024 - same issue - windows 11 and 10 - obsidian doesn’t start with the same size and position it had when last closed if that was done on a second monitor. Works as it should on the primary. This is not an issue with other programs - firefox for instance works on both monitors so it is definitely an Obsidian issue.