Wash-out or "dull" colors on HDR10 Monitor

Steps to reproduce

Set 10-bit color on an HDR Monitor. Obsidian will appear “washed-out”.

Expected result

Normal color, according to a selected theme are displayed

Actual result

Washed-out or “dull” colors are displayed


  • Operating system:
  • Obsidian version: 0.2.19
    I’m running on Linux (X11/I3wm), Radeon GPU

Additional information

Turning HW acceleration off corrects the problem, which is obviously not optimal.

This is a known issues for most of the electron/chromium based apps.
Setting --force-color-profile=srgb alleviates the issue.

This is an upstream problem and we won’t do anything about it. Will wait for upstream resolution.

Understood. Is there a way to make the command flag permanent?
I have added the option to the .desktop file, I guess it’ll be overwritten when I update.

Download and reinstall obsidian from the website. The new version might solve this issue.