Text is missing/not rendering in some notes until you click in them

Steps to reproduce

Open an existing note in an existing vault
Scroll up and down
Text is missing/not rendered until I click in the space where I expect text to be, then it appears.

Expected result

I expect the text to display without having to click somewhere in the note.

Actual result

Big blocks of text are missing until I click somewhere where I expect text to be.


Obsidian version: v1.1.16
Installer version: v1.1.16
Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 18.7.0: Fri Oct 30 12:37:06 PDT 2020; root:xnu-4903. 18.7.0
Login status: not logged in
Insider build toggle: off
Live preview: on
Legacy editor: off
Base theme: dark
Community theme: Atom
Snippets enabled: 0
Restricted mode: off
Plugins installed: 1
Plugins enabled: 0

Additional information

I captured this behavior on video. However it doesn’t seem possible to upload it to this post due to it being a forbidden file type. Please advise?

I’m pretty sure there’s an existing bug report about this, so don’t worry about the video. Did you search before posting?

Yes, I did. The one bug I found that seemed relevant seemed to be asking for a video of the behavior in question, so I captured it on video.

What was the relevant bug? I’m having trouble finding the one I was thinking of (maybe I’m mistaken and there isn’t one).

Also, are you seeing the behavior in the sandbox vault (found in the non-menubar help menu)?

Here was the bug I was reading: Text disappears when writing (Mac M1, no iCloud sync with other machines) - #20 by rigmarole

I have not seen this in the sandbox vault, but it’s bothersome enough in my own (fairly straightforward) vault that I can’t keep using Obsidian if it keeps happening.

here’s what it looks like, you can see how much text is missing when scrolling up/down the note:

Yeah, I’ve seen behavior like that occasionally. Obsidian renders the text in chunks, it’s related to that. It’s more likely to happen in longer and/or more complicated notes.

(I swear I’ve seen this discussed here before but I can’t find it.)

Does switching to the default theme and restarting make any difference in how often it happens? I don’t have high hopes, but it’s about the only custom thing you have going on so may as well try it.

I’ll test that out and look for it, thanks.

I have to the default theme, but still saw the “missing text til click” behavior once. I’ll try to keep an eye out for what might be triggering it.