Shortcut for creating a UL list

Steps to reproduce

  1. Create new note
  2. Click into the text field
  3. Type * (meaning: star and then space)

Expected result

Expected: Bullet list item and cursor behind block


Actual result

Actual: * * - meaning: bullet list item, cursor, and then a star.



	Obsidian version: v1.4.16
	Installer version: v1.4.16
	Operating system: Windows 10 Pro 10.0.19045
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	Insider build toggle: off
	Live preview: on
	Legacy editor: off
	Base theme: dark
	Community theme: none
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	Restricted mode: on


Additional information

The behavior is correct when using - for starting a list.

Stars are commonly used for italicized text in markdown, hence why Obsidian doubles the star because it assumes you want to type something in italics (or even bold if you add another star)

Just use - for unordered lists, for it’s actually much easier to type - than * because it’s a key less to type since you take out the Shift from the equation and give that key a break :sweat_smile:

That being said, I doubt this will count as a bug…

If you turn off Settings > Editor > Auto pair Markdown syntax, this won’t happen.

As woofy31 mentioned, -, *, or + can be used for unordered lists, but *s are used for other things as well.

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