Status bar not updating

I have the latest update 7.0.10. When I am in schematic or PCB, the status bar on the bottom where it displays the x, y positioning doesnt update as I move the cursor. How do I fix this?

Works for me. :person_shrugging: Maybe that status line is outside of your window? Do you see a vertical scrollbar?

@Dartronix You do mean these numbers at the bottom of your display?

Hi. Yes those numbers. They do not update as I move the cursor around. I am using the latest version of KiCad 7. Doesn’t make sense. I am also using Windows 11. Previous versions used to work fine. I cant find much online about it.

Are you able to change the cursor from cross to crosshair and back?

Does dx and dy reset to zero when you hit the spacebar?

I can change the cross hair from small to full screen. The space bar doesnt do anything.

Also the problem is not limited to just the PCB, same problem in schematic so it seems to be an overall issue.

Weird. Sorry, I have no :eye: :deer:.

What about the Symbols and Footprint Editors and the Gerber viewer? All (should) have live update of coordinates.

And what about other items in the status bar? Do those still update?

How did you obtain and install KiCad? Was it from an offical source, self compiled or did you download it from some shady website?

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Please edit your opening post with this info. I’ve upgraded you so you can post the project here if that helps.

The problem exists among all modules. The program was downloaded directly from

Here is the version info
Application: KiCad x64 on x64

Version: 7.0.10, release build

wxWidgets 3.2.4
FreeType 2.12.1
HarfBuzz 8.2.1
FontConfig 2.14.2
libcurl/8.4.0-DEV Schannel zlib/1.3

Platform: Windows 11 (build 22631), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW

Build Info:
Date: Dec 28 2023 21:18:15
wxWidgets: 3.2.4 (wchar_t,wx containers)
Boost: 1.83.0
OCC: 7.7.1
Curl: 8.4.0-DEV
ngspice: 41
Compiler: Visual C++ 1936 without C++ ABI

Build settings:

For the moment the status bar seems to be working. I updated my video driver and now the coordinates update as I move the cursor. Somewhere there was incompatibility.

Hopefully this helps someone down the road with a similar problem.

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Seems like ‘update video driver’ cures a lot of strange symptoms.

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