@DamnedScholar: Thank you for helping.
I understand you do get better results in SAFE mode.
I understand that SAFE mode is far better.
Sorry… I am not following –
when again using NORMAL mode: is the experience the same as original. Or different.
Note that if you have a difference between SAFE and NORMAL mode, it indicates that there is a package that is giving this issue. You could deactivate some packages and see what you can do to better the result for NORMAL mode. Not only community packages some of the core ones can give trouble too.
Spelling and anything to do with Git or Github are the first things I recommend.
This is as far as I can help today.
Hopefully others can follow through on feedback you give.