How to get laser to operate properly

Is there a way to maximize the performance of laser head movement for less time to make a project. Instead of going all the way back and forth over a large blank area to get to the sides that need engraving, can the laser head be programmed to go in a circle around the edges only and engrave the areas I need.
Thanx, Guy

You have optimization settings on Laser window.

Sometimes you can use Flood Fill.


However, the Lightburn staff recommends against this mode except for special situations. Not sure what special conditions, but I know by experience you can get artifacts (untouched/unburned areas) with this mode.