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This section contains tips to fix X performance issues for LyX performance under Ubuntu.

Slowness with Compiz

I've found that using the Compiz Config Settings Manager (ccsm) to enable the "Copy To Texture" plugin can make a huge difference. If you are typing ahead of the display and using compiz, then try changing the status of this plugin.

Increase performance when scrolling

If you experience a lot of lack when scrolling in LyX under Ubuntu try adding the line

\force_paint_single_char false

to your preferences file. The file is be default located in


This may help. Further, scrolling using the mouse wheel rather than arrow keys results in a smoother scrolling experience.


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