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Re: Microsoft Word with Zotero or Endnote makes cygwin terminal EXTREMELY slow reading keyboard input

On Sun, Nov 13, 2011 at 12:39 PM, Philip Goetz <> wrote:
> I have a Windows XP system, with a quad-core AMD Phenom II X4 940.
> I re-installed XP about 6 months ago, and have been using Cygwin on it
> ever since.
> Starting yesterday, the Cygwin terminal is extremely slow.
> This has nothing to do with X, or fork, or network mounts (I have none anyway).
> When I type a key, it takes about half a second for the letter to appear
> in the Cygwin terminal window. ?If I keep typing, letters appear
> at about one-fourth the speed that I'm typing, so I get far ahead,
> and it starts dropping letters. ?It's like working over a slow modem,
> but this is all local.

The culprit is Endnote X.0.2.  I found the Word STARTUP folder (Word:
Tools -> Options -> File locations -> Startup), closed Word, moved the files (the Zotero plugin) out of it, re-started Cygwin,
started Word, still slow.
Then I shut Word down, moved the EN10Cwyw files (the EndNote plugin)
out of STARTUP, re-started Word, and Cygwin was slow again.

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