I’ve begun to make a transition from EAGLE to KiCad (wasn’t particularly familiar with EAGLE either).
I’ve installed KiCad 4.05 just because it seems there were more tutorials and info available out there than KiCad 5.0 yet.
I’ve encountered an annoying issue of my cursor freezing quite often in schematic. I’ve googled around a bit to resolve this issue. I’ve tried what I could find as recommendations, including DPI settings, to no avail.
I have a workaround where I would just click on my google chrome icon below and then go back to the schematic. I would like to have a permanent solution though if there is one.
You have already ruled out the permanent solution. Seriously, nobody is gonna take a lot of effort to support 4.0.5. You need to be at 4.0.7. (And more seriously, if you are just starting jump to 5 and save yourself a ton of aggravation in a few months) Maybe your bug fix is in that. Maybe not. But, that is where to start. I can’t imagine any real positive info out there saying .5 is better than a less buggy .7.
Firstly you should always say what your OS is, As you mention Chrome, I suspect Windows of some type.
As a new user I agree with @Mikerowave that you might as well start off with V5 and save yourself the inevitable headache of upgrading to V5 later.
V5 supports import from Eagle projects much better than V4 did.
This forum is run by volunteeers and almost all of them will be running V5 themselves now, so it gets hard to answer V4 questions.