The formatting of the selected text

Sorry, my poor English makes it difficult for me to describe the problem, but I will try.
When I select text, I can click * and Obsidian will put * at the beginning and end of the text, making it italicized. I can also make the text bold or link to a page.
But this doesn’t work with == and ~~for some reason. It turns out that I can’t highlight the text and quickly make it highlighted or cross out. This is very inconvenient.


  • Operating system: Windows 10
  • Obsidian version: 0.6.7.
  • Using custom CSS: No

Where do you click to make obsidian put asterisks around the text?

Key * on keyboard

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Now I get what you mean.

To rephrase:

When you select text in edit mode and press * on the keyboard, the text gets wrapped by asterisks, rendering it italicized.

Based on that behavior, you expect that when you select text and press the = sign on the keyboard twice, this would wrap your selection with == and will render your selection with a highlight.

Sadly the actual result is that your text selection gets replaced by the = sign. Same goes true when you try to strike out a text selection using ~

You are frustrated, because the app’s formatting behavior is inconsistent and breaks your expectations, resulting in a poor experience.

A suggestion for a fix may be to append and prepend all non-letter characters that get typed while text is selected.

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Yes, you understand me correctly. Thanks!

Ok, this is more a feature request than a bug report.