LCD displays only first Character

LCD only prints the first character on a 20 x 4 LCD Display It's an Arduino LCM 1602 4 wire display. Went back to the simple Hello World Sketch. I can print one character at a time but no stings. Using LiquidCrystal _I2C Library. Tried several different LiquidCrystal_I2C libraries and get the same thing. The library has a return(1) in it.
The Hello World sketch runs with no errors. I am using the IDE 1.1.18.

I have this same LCD running for the last 5 years with no problems. Using an older IDE.
Won't upgrade.

Good to know.

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Very similar topic here

There was a change to the core library that caused this symptom in the LiquidCrystal_I2C library and others. See the details here:

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