When checkboxes are folded, checking one of them unfolds the list

Use case or problem

When I fold a list of checkboxes and then check one of them, they all automatically unfold. I would like the option not to that happening, just checking without unfolding the rest. I will only let unfolded the task that I’m interested in at the moment so as not to get distracted.

Proposed solution

Maybe a CSS line code suggestion or a simple plugin.

Current workaround (optional)

Letting all checkboxes unfolded.

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Does anyone know how to achieve this with a simple plugin or such? :face_with_monocle:

Use case or problem

When I fold a list of checkboxes and then check one of them, they all automatically unfold. I would like the option not to that happening, just checking without unfolding the rest. I will only let unfolded the task that I’m interested in at the moment so as not to get distracted.

Proposed solution

Maybe a CSS line code suggestion or a simple plugin.

Current workaround (optional)

Letting all checkboxes unfolded.

2 Likes

Ahh, yes, I just tested what that post was talking about and the same thing does occur!

Interestingly, the problem isn’t specifically about checkboxes like that person thought, it’s actually just any addition/subtraction of text. Since when you “check” or “uncheck” a task, Obsidian types or deletes an “x” inside the brackets… thus modifying the line of text, expanding the lists like the problem I posted :tired_face:.

Yeah, he posted it on the feature requests for possibly a CSS hack from someone but I believe this is a bug because the “unfolding” doesn’t happen in the Editor mode and it’s also what I expect to happen :thinking:.

If say, List B was folded in Preview mode and I edited something in List B, I’d understand for it to unfold automatically to show where I’m writing. But yeah, I’m writing on List B but List A opens up also, a completely separate list. It’s actually extremely annoying for me because the “Link with Pane” becomes essentially useless for some pages. The only way for me to fold lists for clarity and also edit is for me to Unlink the Preview pane and scroll all the way down where I can see my edits happening, I lose the convenience of linking panes :frowning: