I wanted to try somewhat nicer bullets for my org headings. To this extent, I downloaded the org-bullets file. I've followed the instructions to the letter, so I'm not reporting the details here (unless it becomes necessary).

I noticed then that emacs has become much slower when unfolding subtrees, and even moving the cursor around.

I am using evil-mode as well.

Is there a way I can understand, test and maybe find a setting where this effect is gone?

  • Start without your init file (emacs -Q). Then (require 'org). Then (require 'org-bullets). Is it all fast? Then turn on evil. Is it still fast? If so, the problem is somewhere else in your init file. Recursively bisect it by commenting out halves and restarting emacs until you identify the code causing the slowdown. – Dan Jan 8 '19 at 13:53
  • Thanks! I didn't know about (emacs -Q), that's pretty handy. It is - indeed - org-bullets. It seems as it were "looking for the bullets", it just takes more time to render them :( – Mike Anblips Jan 8 '19 at 14:09
  • Interesting. It's hard to believe there's not still a problem, though, as I can't imagine anyone would put up with org-bullets if it caused a noticeable lag when folding/unfolding subtrees or even moving the cursor. Hopefully others will have some ideas on where to go next. – Dan Jan 8 '19 at 14:12
  • Same here -- I saw those fancy bullets as Harry Schwartz was using them, and in his machine it was perfect. Maybe Windows 10 is playing havoc. – Mike Anblips Jan 8 '19 at 14:18

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