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A minimalistic Obsidian theme focused on readability and condensed information display. 7th place in Gems of the Year 2021.

“The most aggressively ‘minimalistic’ theme I’m aware of.”
The Obsidian Roundup

“Keeps features accessible while orienting attention to where your focus needs to be. Polished look and feel without adding unnecessary bells and whistles.”
- GotY 2021 Nominator

Get Started

  1. You can find Shimmering Focus in Obsidian’s community themes browser under
    Obsidian Settings ➞ Appearance: Themes ➞ Manage.
  2. It is strongly recommended to install the Style Settings Plugin, as it unlocks many features and customization options.
  3. Take a look at the core features to understand how to use the theme properly, especially regarding which UI elements becoming only visible on hover.

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