"Traffic Lights" on Mac Display Over the Sidebar Toggle when Mac is set to RTL Language

The three “traffic lights” (window controls) do not display correctly on my computer which is set to Hebrew. The traffic lights overlay the icon to open the right sidebar. Here is a screenshot:

Steps to reproduce

Open a vault with English content (i.e. the vault itself is not set to RTL) on a computer set to a RTL language (in this case Hebrew).

Expected result

The icon to toggle the sidebar should float to the left of the window controls.

Actual result

The window controls overlay the sidebar icon.


  • Operating system: Mac
  • Debug info:
    Obsidian version: v0.16.2
    Installer version: v0.14.6
    Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 21.6.0: Wed Aug 10 14:28:23 PDT 2022; root:xnu-8020.141.5~2/RELEASE_ARM64_T6000 21.6.0
    Login status: logged in
    Catalyst license: insider
    Insider build toggle: on
    Live preview: on
    Legacy editor: off
    Base theme: light
    Community theme: none
    Snippets enabled: 4
    Restricted mode: off
    Plugins installed: 15
    Plugins enabled: 9
    1: Footnote Shortcut v0.0.9
    2: Remember cursor position v1.0.7
    3: Pandoc Plugin v0.2.5
    4: Icon Swapper v0.0.6
    5: Hover Editor v0.11.4
    6: Dataview v0.5.42
    7: Omnisearch v1.5.2
    8: Advanced new file v1.4.1
    9: Hider v1.1.1

does it happen in the sandbox vault?

Yes it does.