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How to increase width of the layer control in AutoCAD ribbon?

A - answer If you use long layer names in your AutoCAD DWG files and want AutoCAD to display readable, full layer names in a wider layer control list, you can increase the size directly in the ribbon, use a tear-off tab, or place the layer control in your QAT panel.

For the latter case, use the CUI dialog to add the Layer control to the QAT panel (quick access toolbar). In its properties (the right pane) set the "Minimum width" value to e.g. 400 pixels.

Setting width

Exit the CUI dialog with saving changes. The layer control is now displayed on top, is always easily accessible and has an increased witdth.

QAT Layers

We do not recommend to change the with inside the ribbon as its layout will be affected. But you can tear off the Layers tab (Ctrl+drag) and make it floating independently on the ribbon.

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26.1.2012    7513x  
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applies to: AutoCAD 2012 · AutoCAD 2011 · AutoCAD LT ·

See also:
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Tip 9149:Total area of selected regions or hatches (by layer)
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