TL:DR : SOLVED -> Here’s the fix
Using 5.1.10, Win 10-64 on FX8350, Hardware GFX switched on (GTX980), 16GB RAM and an SSD.
Every time I click on something footprint library related the loading bar pops up for the footprint library and proceeds to take around 3 minutes to load the library EVERY TIME.
This is a base install of Kicad and I didnt even load in the updated libraries yet.
To iterate my point of there being some ACTUAL issue, here :
Last week I used a different computer in the shape of a Dual-core Athlon 64 with Intel graphics and a 7200 RPM Plate drive. The libraries generally took 20-30 seconds to load and would only do this once at the start. This is a PC that hangs for 5 minutes trying to load CPU-Z and its outperforming my rig on this software. What can I do to solve this?
This is the third PCB software I’ve tried now and I am literally smashing my brains against a wall. The footprint library and all its function is a total mess. Its like some Hydra-Kraken flailing helplessly in a pit of lava (too many heads and too many arms and none if it is really working together).
This software needs a massive overhaul in the direction of STREAMLINING. But I’d settle for a fix on this software breaking slowness issue. Its un-usable if I want to do any actual work.
I am just trying to create some artwork. I dont even need the entire Schematic side of it; I just need a mask. Will it be quicker to just use MS Paint?
EDIT : Im using only the PCB design portion of the software and associated libraries.