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Excel running very slowly under Workstation Pro 15.5.1

Hi all. New to this board. Apologies in advance if my desecription is not up to standards here.

Host System: Fedora 30: kernel 5.4.7-100;  nvidia driver version 440.44

Guest System: Windows 7Pro Excel  from MS Office 2013.

I just upgraded from Workstation Pro 15.1.0 (with vmmon and vmnet patched with

mkubecek's patches:

     wget https://github.com/mkubecek/vmware-host-modules/archive/workstation-15.1.0.tar.gz

to Workstation Pro 15.5.1, also properly patched.

After the upgrade, Excel got very, very slow.  Scrolling with the scroll-bar

was unusable, and quickly moving the active cell by holding down pointer keys had big delays,

making motion very frustrating and time-consuming.

Under 15.1.0 there was a bit of sluggishness, but it was tolerable.  Now the sluggishness

is at least 5 times as bad, making rapid movement unusable.

I re-installed 15.1.0 and the sluggishness went back to the tolerable level

before the upgrade.  Everything else on my machine remained constant.

PowerPoint did not seem affected, nor did anything else I checked.

Just Excel.

Does anyone have suggestions or clues?

Thanks very much!

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