Yesterday I installed the latest version (2.3.3) of LyX, together with the latest version (2.9) of MiKTeX.

I'm using a newly bought (two months old) Dell XPS, 4K display, 16GB RAM, 512 SSD, Core i7 8th Gen, running on Windows 10.

The Problem

  1. When I first opened LyX after installation, I saw that the resolution is wrong - the interface was tiny - the toolbar buttons, the menus and all.
    I tinkered with the preferences and managed to enlarge the buttons so they now look normal, but it's clearly only a cosmetic change and it doesn't actually fit the true resolution of my display.

  2. Everything is slow - scrolling and typing have awful response time, to a point where typing and using LyX becomes unbearable.
    This happens even though my document is tiny (only ~300 words), and my PC handles heavy programs with ease.
    This is also surprising as I've previously used LyX on my old, bad PC which didn't act this way.

I have a feeling that the performance issues are related to the resolution issues, possibly due to the 4K display, but I don't have anything to support this feeling.

closed as off-topic by subham soni, Phelype Oleinik, Mensch, BambOo, Keks Dose Aug 13 at 8:35

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    Imho there is not much we can do about it -- contact the lyx support. Or use a process monitor to find the bottleneck (perhaps some virus protection). – Ulrike Fischer Aug 10 at 14:38
  • @UlrikeFischer Google had no results for contacting LyX Support. Can you direct me to them? – Alon Emanuel Aug 10 at 14:56
  • @AlonEmanuel see lyx.org/MailingLists#toc12. – Marijn Aug 10 at 15:10
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is related to LyX software. – subham soni Aug 10 at 15:18
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    the obvious place to look is the homepage (lyx.org) and the help section in the application itself. – Ulrike Fischer Aug 10 at 15:51

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