CSS - Show properties on hover


I found this on Reddit, posted by user CharmingThunderstorm.


Go to Settings, Appearance, and scroll all the way down to the CSS snippets section. You might already have some there, or not. It does not matter for us.

Click on the folder icon. This should open the local folder containing the snippets. Create a new file and give it a name that makes sense to you. For example, hide-properties.css. Make sure that the file extension is css. If you don't see your file extensions, click on View, Show, and File name extensions (in Windows Explorer).

Now open the file and copy the CSS code below into it. Save the file, go back to Obsidian and refresh the list of snippets. Enable the hide-properties one, and that should do it. If it does not, you may have to restart Obsidian.


Using this snippet, the properties will automatically be collapsed/hidden. When we hover, they expand, and – if we don't click into one of them – they will automatically collapse when we move the mouse away. If we edit a property, they stay open, of course.


@media screen and (min-width: 1024px)  {
	.view-content {
		.metadata-container {
			max-height: 2.7rem;
			opacity: 0.6;
			overflow: hidden;
			transition: max-height 250ms ease-in-out, opacity 250ms;
			margin-bottom: 0;
		.metadata-container:focus-within {
			 max-height: 1000px;
			 opacity: 1;
			 transition: max-height 300ms ease-in-out,
			 opacity 300ms;
			 transition-delay: 0.5s;