Well, Arduino IDE 2.0 is much nicer to use with very little learning curve!
ESP 2.0.11 board defs are most likely mandatory but older ones may still work.
I would update all libraries and, then, I would copy the contents of the Lib directly to your libraries and overwrite all, as 'replace'. In that order.
["I typically download the zip from Git Hub and launch from the extracted files. Is that good enough? If I have that local file structure do I need any of the libraries installed? "] should be OK.
@juande Well, no! I do not use long range WiFi, soi I have not tried.
See the picture I sent last summer and this one, just now:
I would try a range test with the resistor in place and an IPEX antenna.
If not satisfactory I would unsolder the resistor as shown and rotate it 90 deg!
The other issue is I ordered the non-soldered version, which comes with the connector strips loose in the box.
Generally I prefer to solder in my own when needed, on the pins needed. But as the display overlaps the other side of the board it's going to require some really tricky, careful work to get them in there without damaging anything
The functionality of the board and display is fantastic. I think it's great, just a couple of physical issues for some applications. Ordering with pre-soldered pins is probably a better option for this one.
@teastain fantastic link many thanks again, do you know anything about using DMA on the ESP32-S3?
I want to try and improve the gfx performance of the Arduino_GFX library, and it looks like memory performance is quite the limiting factor (possibly due to the canvas buffers being allocated in ps_ram?).