Translucency acting weird on startup Mac

While Translucent window plugin is enabled in Obsidian settings, there is no translucency after launching the app until you press Cmd+R or put Obsidian in full-screen mode and then back to normal view.

Obsidian right after launch:

Obsidian after pressing Cmd+R:


  • Operating system: macOS Big Sur
  • Obsidian version: 0.9.22, installer: 0.9.20, no CSS

Additional information

Should be fixed in v0.10.1

Fixed in 0.10.1.

Let’s hope we don’t brake it again. Every time we fix something about translucency or theme for one OS, it breaks in the other.

I apologize if this is the incorrect method but I’m new here. I just downloaded Obsidian and this issue looks like it is back in 10.6.

I’m not 100% sure how else I can enable/edit this besides using a custom theme and trying to edit it that way. Which, when I try this the only thing that happens is the background gets brighter and I can’t see the text. Which I think was also an issue at one time but I can no longer find the bug, sorry.

A slider would be great in the Settings options.

Currently on Catalina.

1 Like