So far jEdit is proving to be a great editor (FTP/SFTP support is great) but after tweaking it to my liking (BufferTabs plugin, fonts, etc.) I noticed that scrolling the main text area had become very slow. I didn’t want to just blame Java so I looked it up and found the cause.
- Platform: Windows XP Pro SP3 + Java 1.6.0_13
- jEdit Version: 4.3pre16
Utilities -> Global Options -> jEdit -> Text Area:
Anti Aliased smooth text: subpixel
UNCHECK: Fractal font metrics (for better smooth text display)
The combination of subpixel antialiasing (a must) and Fractal font metrics (makes little difference) causes the unbearably slow scolling.
Thanks to the jEdit Community Forums.