Mouse buttons freeze after editing


#1

Hello all,

I just started using KiKad two days ago. My version is 4.0.7.

Whenever I edit a component, the mouse buttons and scroll wheel seem to be disabled upon closing the edit screen. I can’t move or pan also.

I googled around on this and one person said that opening the Help->About screen would clear the problem.

That’s true, but awfully awkward. Is there a better fix for this problem?

Thanks


#2

Is it possible that you use windows 10 as your operating system? There are some reports here already that kicad has random problems under this OS.


#3

Yes. I am on Windows 10.
version 1709 if that helps to debug.


#4

Do you have a 3D view open in the background set to raytracing? If so, as you make changes to the board the raytracing may re-start eating up CPU resources.


#5

I just fumbled onto a work-around.
If you toggle the “windows” button, things work as expected again.


#6

It might be related to for example this report: Annoying UI issue - work area regularly "locking up"