When I press ' e ' on a component I get a pretty big "Component Properties" window. Not a "Symbol Properties" window (In 4.07).
I would prefer all field names and values to be editable directly in the white box in a similar way like a spreadsheet table.
I sometimes change some of the "fields" such as changing the Value / Footprint / Datasheet.
I can't remember ever changing the other settings.
While playing with the settings. Just changed the "Chip Name" of a Resistor " R " to a Capacitor " C ".
This might be a handy funcion if you have some symbols for similar but different components.
On my schematic's the values or Resitors Y capacitors and such are often quite near (for resistors in) the symbol.
If I press edit ' e ' on the text it always asks "Clarify selection: Field value / component".
Because values of resistors are edited quite frequently during a design this is slightly annoying.
I would much prefer to just edit the value
I haven't seen a component which can not be selected next to the text.
Oops. Simply hitting: ' v ' for "Value" works now.
Many thanks to all the great KiCad engineers. Lot's of the old bug's and their annoyances are dissapearing.
(And I'm getting more faimilar with KiCad's workflow for the 2 PCB's I draw in a year.)
But I'll wait untill KiCad 5 is officially out and I'm familiar with it before giving more feedback.