Top bar tabs and icons look like inactive (grey, low contrast) when background blur is active (translucency)

Steps to reproduce

Turn on “Translucent window” in settings.

Expected result

Icons and top bar text should look like on the screenshot from the official website

Actual result



You can clearly see that the color (or transparency) of the icons and text of the tabs has changed (compared to the other icons). They interactable, but intuitively look like inactive elements.


Obsidian version: v1.2.8
Installer version: v0.14.6
Operating system: Windows 10 Pro 10.0.19045
Login status: not logged in
Insider build toggle: off
Live preview: on
Legacy editor: off
Base theme: dark
Community theme: none
Snippets enabled: 0
Restricted mode: on


I would download and reinstall Obsidian from to update your installer.

There are a bunch of translucency posts if you search the forum. Not sure if this fits into something already mentioned.

Thanks, I reinstalled the app, but updating installer had no effect.

For now I just disable background blur. It looks like it causes a lot of problems.