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TMorville
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Lyx awfully slow and unresponsive

Postby TMorville » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:17 pm

I've just aquired a new MBP through work.

I've been using Lyx for a year, but im new to the OSX platform.

My problem is that Lyx is awefully slow. Scrolling is a pain, and it seems to lock up the entire PC while opening a relatively small (10 p) lyx document. Its almost unusable.

I've googled this, and found that some people have similar issues. Ive tried the following:

I installed the newest MacTex package, and i've tried 2.0.0, 2.0.4 and 2.0.6 (newest) versions of lyx. Using AppZapper to remove them between upgrading. A colleage of mine is using the same version of OSX with lyx 2.0.4 - and that works fine...

I found this on a forum:

"...one may add the following line to your preferences file:
\force_paint_single_char false
On a Mac this is the file "~/Library/Application Support/LyX-2.0/preferences".
(Broken cursor placement for long lines should be one consequence.)"

but when i access that path on my PC - theres no preferences file?

So, any and all input is welcome.

Thanks in advance
Tobias

TMorville
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Postby TMorville » Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:07 pm

I found a solution.

Lyx is out in a beta version 2.1 (beta 2).

You can download it here:

ftp://ftp.lyx.org/pub/lyx/devel/lyx-2.1/lyx-2.1.0beta2/

and that helped alot. Its still not windows standards, but it sure did work.

best
Tobias

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Postby pavelspb » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:16 am

I have a similar problem. I run Lyx 2.3.0 on macOS High Sierra. Lyx is very slow when it comes to typing and editing. Does anyone have the same problem? Is there any solution? Thank you!

scottkosty
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Postby scottkosty » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:05 am

I haven't seen this problem on Ubuntu. You might try LyX 2.3.1 which will hopefully be released in a few days. Maybe it will somehow fix the issue you're seeing.


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