Translucent Window doesn't apply translucency in any panel

Steps to reproduce

  • Open Sandbox vault
  • Apply “Translucent Window” setting

Did you follow the troubleshooting guide?


Expected result

The side panels of the window appear translucent

Actual result

The side panels of the window just appear washed out, without any translucency


Obsidian version: v1.5.3
Installer version: v1.4.16
Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 23.0.0: Fri Sep 15 14:41:43 PDT 2023; root:xnu-10002.1.13~1/RELEASE_ARM64_T6000 23.0.0
Login status: logged in
Catalyst license: none
Insider build toggle: off
Live preview: on
Base theme: dark
Community theme: none
Snippets enabled: 0
Restricted mode: on


Additional information

I saw previous bug reports suggesting this happens when you have multiple Obsidian windows open on Mac. I made sure this was the only open vault & window, and also closed any applications that have anything to do with window management (such as Rectangle) and still saw the same result no matter what.

It might be that you don’t have transparency effects enabled at OS level

Thank you for mentioned it. I found the problem could be macos light appearance settings. I change it to dark mode and it works!