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Re: KiCAD with MacOS Barely Usable


Hi Andrey,

Are you running the stable build or the nightlies?
I'm also using 10.12 and while there are some issues, it is usable.  I
agree the zooming behavior is somewhat strange on Mac right now, but I
don't have any issues with lag or the other things you describe (I'm using
nightly builds).


On Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 7:17 PM, Andrey Kuznetsov <kandrey89@xxxxxxxxx>

> Hi,
> Previously used KiCAD on Windows, everything worked well, even the
> nightlies.
> Just started using KiCAD on MAC OSX 10.12.6 on macbook pro 2016 with 5K
> display, tried it without external display, no change, tried with low
> resolution mode for the program, no change, tried reducing screen
> resolution, a little better, but still supper laggy and weird.
> Starting a new project and currently working in Eeschema.
> It takes 0.7s to rotate an LED symbol clockwise 90 degrees, everything is
> so laggy.
> Selecting parts, half the time doesn't select probably because I release
> too soon, the other half, very slow.
> Using the scroll wheel to zoom in and out causes horrendous lags. Not only
> that but somehow it ends up zooming to unpredictable levels when only 1
> mouse scroll is triggered and inertia disabled, because it keeps zooming
> and I move the mouse, it ends up zooming not where I was originally
> pointing to zoom with 1 scroll wheel trig. For example, sometimes the zoom
> doesn't stop right away so instead of zooming by 10 or 25% it goes from
> 0.6x to 11x, like WTFFFFFF. So the zoom completely doesn't work, useless.
> Why is it that when I press CMD+scroll wheel it scrolls viewport
> horizontally?
> I have 2 scroll wheels, horiz and vert, both are scrolling horizontally.
> Button tool tips take a very long time to show up, I think 2 seconds, 0.5s
> -1s should be used, when you're working and need a quick reminder, 2
> seconds must as well be 10 seconds.
> Anyone else familiar with things I'm experiencing?
> Thanks
> --
> kandrey89@xxxxxxxxx
> Live Long and Prosper,
> Andrey
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