Unable to change File Explorer font size

  • I can’t find anyone else who is encountering this, but neither can I find a cause for it.
  • I first noticed it with a theme and plugins installed but after going back to the default theme with plugins disabled, I am still encountering this.

Steps to reproduce

  • Start Obsidian
  • Attempt to change font size through control+scrollwheel

Expected result

File Explorer changes font size, just as the other panels do.

Actual result

File Explorer font size is static, does not change.


  • Operating system:

Manjaro Linux x86

  • Debug info:
	Obsidian version: v0.14.6
	Installer version: v0.14.5
	Operating system: #1 SMP Fri May 21 00:10:17 CEST 2021 5.11.4-1-rt11-MANJARO
	Login status: logged in
	Catalyst license: none
	Insider build toggle: off
	Live preview: on
	Legacy editor: off
	Base theme: dark
	Community theme: none
	Snippets enabled: 0
	Safe mode: on


Try using CTRL-PLUS and CTRL-MINUS instead. Beware: for PLUS and MINUS you must use the keys as defined by the US English keyboard.


Based on what I’ve seen now…

  • control-plus and control-minus scales the rendering of the app completely, it affects font size indirectly
  • control-mousewheel changes the font size of notes, has no effect on the UI rendering, or text in any other part of the UI

I had somehow mistaken them for being the same function.

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