3018 Laser cuts in X axis only

Noob here, I have been trying to find out why while in lightburn my jobs always cut left to right and then right to left rather than following the pattern of the cut. When I am in Laser grbl and run a test, say burning the numbers 500, the laser follows the numbers as one would write them. If I run the same in lightburn the laser goes from left to right, flashing out the numbers from L-R, R-L bottom to top. In a complex spaced out pattern (say a swirl) a lot of time is lost while the laser head slides left and right then left etc. to the next dot. Any guidance is appreciated.

This is worth review: Optimization Settings - LightBurn Software Documentation