I have recently installed KiCad 5.1.8 on Win 7 and I am experiencing crashes in a couple of scenarios that are likely all due to the same cause. I previously had 4.0.7 installed and it was very stable with no issues at all, one reason why I was reluctant to upgrade before now.
If I open KiCad and then open the footprint editor and select any footprint it will display the footprint. If I place the cursor over any item in the footprint and press ‘E’ the appropriate dialog opens. If I click the “Default pad properties” toolbar button the “Pad properties” dialog opens but if I click the “Footprint properties” toolbar button the Footprint Editor crashes.
If I open a board layout and place the cursor over a footprint and press ‘E’ PCBNew will crash. If the cursor is over any footprint text then the “Footprint Text Properties” dialog will open. If the cursor is just over the footprint or a pad and I press ‘E’ PCBNew will crash.
Otherwise everything seems to be okay, both schematic and PCB layout display correctly etc.
My graphics card recently failed so I am temporarily using one that does not support the accelerated canvas, if I do try to use it KiCad crashes.
Is there a setting that I am missing somewhere?
If in PCBNew I left click on a footprint pad the pad is highlighted and pressing ‘E’ opens the “Pad Properties” dialog. If I left click on the footprint so that the entire footprint is highlighted pressing ‘E’ causes PCBNew to crash.