LyX 2.3.6 Released

Richard Kimberly Heck rikiheck at
Mon Nov 30 23:25:18 UTC 2020

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 2.3.6. This is the sixth 
maintenance release in the 2.3.x series. It is the result of on-going 
efforts to make our stable version more reliable and more stable. Most 
of the changes are fairly minor, fixes of smallish bugs, but a couple 
crashes have been fixed, as well.

One oft-requested feature (going back 13 years) is the ability to create 
new child documents from within the 'include file' dialog. This is now 
possible. Another equally old bug that has been fixed is that pasting 
table content outside a table no longer pastes tab characters.

With 2.3.6, we also release an updated version of the Windows installer. 
(It has been available for previous versions for testing.) Perhaps the 
most significant change is that LyX is now available as a 64 bit Windows 
application. Thanks to new contributor Eugene Chornyi for this work.

You can download the sources in tar.gz format 
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SPECIAL NOTE FOR LINUX USERS: Some Fedora users (specifically ones using 
the Wayland compositor with Gnome) have reported problems with the menus 
being shifted down on the screen. (See this bug which is itself due to a Qt bug This has been fixed in the 
Fedora 2.3.6 RPM but not in the 2.3.6 source code. Any users who 
encounter this problem are asked please to report it either on the bug 
tracker or on the lyx-devel mailing list. (Those compiling themselves 
can apply this patch:


What's new

** Updates:


- Added layout for American Psychological Association (APA), v. 7 (apa7).


- Improve UI of math matrix dialog UI (bug 11888).

- Fix display of 'by chapter' labels in AMS classes (bug 11741).

- Add support for the doublestroke package in mathed (bug 11887).

- Fix behavior of text style dialog when "Immediate Apply" is checked 
(bug 11926).

- Focus keyword field in Thesaurus dialog.

- Allow creation of a child file from the include dialog (bug 4475).

- Make sure to load the correct math fonts in certain cases.

- Update autocorrect in mathed so that pressing '*' after a delimiter will
   cycle through all sizes.

- Display character styles along with fonts in status bar (bug 11951).


- Adjust debug output for fonts by not breaking lines that should go 


- Update Czech, German, Italian, Slovak, Russian and French user 
interface localizations.

- Update French translation of Customization manual


- Wininstaller, temporary remove the option to run LyX from the finish page
   due to upcoming fix of the issue where after installing LyX as admin, 
this option
   would execute LyX as admin too.

** Bug fixes:


- Fix output of titles in branches and other insets (follow-up to bug 

- Fix clipping of vector images and when exporting from command line
   (follow-up to bug 11180).


- Fix crash when pasting math grid with more rows in source than target
   (bug 11897).

- Fix problem with drawing of auto-opened insets (bug 11870).

- Fix crash when rejecting changes and the cursor is in an inset that 
will be
   deleted (bug 10316).

- Ask to save hidden dirty documents (bug 11405).

- Fix background color of collapsible insets with sublabel.

- Do not paste tabulators when pasting multiple cell outside table (bug 

- Fix language when pasting multiple cell outside table (bug 11898).

- Fix input of decimal numbers in RtL context (bug 11900).

- Fix the LyX icon in the Wayland dash (bug 11847).

- Fix display bug when typing in a paragraph where row heights change 
(bug 11601).

- Fix wrong marking-text-behavior with doubleclick on notebook touchpads 

- Fix spacing of limits of sum-like operators in display style.

- Fix positioning of super- and subscripts with integral signs.

- Fix counter in bibliography inset (bug 11920).

- Do not allow editing of math package list in Document > Settings > 
Math Options,
   thus preventing a crash (bug 11931).

- Maintain standard layout for separating paragraphs when switching 
layouts (bug 11936).

- Prevent permanent disabling of widgets in Vertical/Horizontal Space 
   (bug 11952).

- Fix behavior of Edit button in Include dialog.

- Localize some previously unlocalized strings (bug 11954 ).

- Fix bug where cursor blinks at the wrong position after changing 
layout (bug 11912).

- Fix PrettyFormat for Part (bug 11986).

- Fix on-screen display of special math fonts (bug 11802).

- Fix white frame border in fullscreen mode.


- Wininstaller, fix bug where previous installations, with emergency version
   greater than 1, could not be seen in registry on overinstall

- Do not break configuration if a module file is not decodable (file
   not encoded in utf-8). Rather than that, issue a warning and skip
   that file (a variant of bug 11736).

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