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I was wondering if anyone has faced this issue before or is just me loosing my mind? It seems that C-n and C-p are so slow and sluggish compared to the j and k keys when using evil-mode. Is there any explanation for this or maybe some configuration that can make C-n and C-p behave similar to j and k in terms of speed.

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    Does the same happen with emacs -Q and loading up Evil manually? If not, it's your configuration. – wasamasa Sep 16 '19 at 16:58
  • I've never noticed a perceptible delay upon calling next-line. Are you talking about when you call it once, or when you hold down C-n and watch it scroll? – Bill O'Brien Sep 16 '19 at 18:30
  • @wasamasa Yes, basically I'm on an almost barebone emacs since I'm building my config from scratch on my mac book and at the same time I'm testing evil on my linux desktop and observing these differences. @BillO'Brien Yes, when I hold down C-n and scroll down. – Kirk Walla Sep 16 '19 at 19:41
  • Make the comparison on the same computer – nega Sep 16 '19 at 20:53
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    Moving up/down will always be slower than left/right on the same line -- especially when scrolling up/down occurs or when calling vertical-motion. As for the NS port of Emacs, the commit on 09/28/2018 (7946445962372c4255180af45cb7c857f1b0b5fa) prevents Emacs from updating the glass directly during update_window. Subsequent to that commit, all the drawing on the NS port occurs when the OS calls drawRect and Emacs then calls expose_frame. Prior to 09/28/2018, the NS port could update the glass directly during update_window -- just like the Windows an X/X11 ports still do today. – lawlist Sep 17 '19 at 1:37

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