Visual artifacts for tables in live preview on Debian Linux

Tables produce repeating visual artifacts in live preview mode on Debian Linux.


Steps to reproduce

Use the following table with plenty of space above and below it to allow scrolling. Scroll up and down.

| Test | Test |
| --- | --- |
| Test | Test |



Obsidian version: v0.14.15
Installer version: v0.13.23
Operating system: #1 SMP Debian 5.10.120-1 (2022-06-09) 5.10.0-15-amd64
Login status: not logged in
Insider build toggle: off
Live preview: on
Legacy editor: off
Base theme: dark
Community theme: none
Snippets enabled: 0
Safe mode: on

Additional information

The visual artifacts appear only in live preview on Debian Linux. I couldn’t reproduce the artifacts on Windows 10 or Fedora Linux, which leads me to believe this is something particular for Debian.

Alternatively, this is due to my setup (running Debian inside a virtual machine), but no other graphical program has any issues and the artifacts persisted despite changing the graphical accelerator. I’m unable to test whether Debian outside a VM would produce the artifacts as it isn’t the host operating system.

try disabling hardware acceleration. settings>about

Sadly no effect.

I conducted some experiments and found out:

  • Dataview tables produce similar artifacts but, only in read mode (also in source mode on top of live preview).
  • The Dataview artifacts appear only when there is a callout box on the screen and stop repeating the moment the callout isn’t visible anymore
  • Any text or other non-bugged element below the bugged one can cut the artifacts part-way.

Live preview doesn’t appear to be the cause.

(there’s a callout above)

I don’t recall having visual artifacts months before, but I didn’t necessarily present the right situations for them to occur in either.

I’ll attempt to run a different Linux operating system inside a virtual machine to determine whether this is due to Debian or my setup. I’ll also try older versions of Obsidian in case I can find the specific update after which the artifacts started appearing.

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