Shift-tab doesn't remove all spaces when use tab is off

Steps to reproduce

  1. Open Help Vault (to rule out 3rd party plug-ins and custom CSS)
  2. Settings > Editor, set “Use tabs” to off
  3. Create a new text document
  4. Create a list, indent one line, followed by an unindented line

Expected result

Lines should be consistently indented within a given indent level.

Actual result

In Source mode and Live Preview, bullet points are misaligned.

Source mode

Live Preview


  • Operating system: macOS 12.3
  • Debug info:
    Obsidian version: v0.14.2
    Installer version: v0.13.31
    Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 21.4.0: Mon Feb 21 20:34:37 PST 2022; root:xnu-8020.101.4~2/RELEASE_X86_64 21.4.0
    Login status: logged in
    Catalyst license: insider
    Insider build toggle: on
    Live preview: on
    Legacy editor: off
    Base theme: dark
    Community theme: none
    Snippets enabled: 0
    Safe mode: on


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will be fixed 0.14.3

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I’m running into an issue that may be caused by the same issue as this bug report. In the past couple of releases (I’m running 0.14.2) Obsidian has been adding an extra space at the beginning of lines with numbered lists; I also use spaces instead of tabs. When a list gets out of sequence and I try to renumber the list by hitting + , the extra space causes it to not renumber.

Does this sound like the same issue?

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