Assigned CASE:3886109

I noticed something very strange in

 11.1.1 for Microsoft Windows (64-bit) (April 18, 2017)

When I make simple Manipulate with only Plot in it and if I add Frame->True then the slider becomes very slow to respond.

Changing to Frame->False makes it fast and snappy again and I can move the slider very fast and it updates fast.

I tried the same code in version 11.0.1, and I do not see this problem at all. Both Frame->True and False keep the slider fast.

Here is the code below. To see the problem, simply move the slider using the mouse and you'll notice it is much slower to respond when Frame->True. I am on Windows 7.

 Plot[Sin[c x], {x, -2 Pi, 2 Pi}, 
  Frame -> False], (*change this to True to see the slow down*)
 {c, 1, 100, 1}

The question is: Why does it slow down when Frame->True in Mathematica 11.1.1? Any one else see this problem?


Per Kuba comment below that it can be hardware related, here is information on the graphics card on my PC

Mathematica graphics

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    $\begingroup$ Windows 10, MMA 11.1.1 - slight slow down, not extreme. fastswf.com/Jwe4DIQ $\endgroup$ May 3, 2017 at 5:44
  • $\begingroup$ @AlexeyGolyshev thanks for checking. I am on windows 7, for me, it is a lot slower. Basically not usable at all. So I turned off the Frame->True for now. $\endgroup$
    – Nasser
    May 3, 2017 at 5:47
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    $\begingroup$ On Mac 10.11 a slight slowdown $\endgroup$ May 3, 2017 at 5:57
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    $\begingroup$ Windows 7 x64, Mathematica 11.1.1 - very significant slowdown, in version 11.0.1 - no slowdown. $\endgroup$ May 3, 2017 at 6:34
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    $\begingroup$ @Nasser additionaly it seems to be hardware dependent as I can test on two machines with Win10 V11.1.1 and one is terribly slow while the second one only slightly slower. $\endgroup$
    – Kuba
    May 3, 2017 at 7:42

1 Answer 1


Please report this, even simple Plot[x... will do, and it seems the problem is with rendering as RepeatedTiming gives similar results for both.

Here is a reduced example with a workaround, which is not to trigger Frame-ed plot each time but only update plot's content:

       Dynamic @ First @ Plot[
           x / t, {x, 0, 100}, PlotRange -> {{0, 100}, {0, 3}}
     , PlotRange -> {{0, 100}, {0, 3}}
     , Frame -> True
     , AspectRatio -> 1/GoldenRatio
     , ImageSize -> 400
 , {t, 0.1, 100, 0.1}

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