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My AutoCAD command line window is off-screen.

A - answer If you - by a mistake - tear off the AutoCAD command line window and drag it outside the visible part of your screen, you can try to get it back blindly with the arrow keys on your keyboard.

This method works for the floating command line window (palette), not for the text window invoked by the F2 key. If you are not sure whether the text window is displayed at the same time, enter the _GRAPHSCR command first.

  1. Press the ESC key to terminate all commands
  2. 1x press the TAB key
  3. Press the key combination ALT+Space
  4. 1x press the Arrow down key and then Enter (= the 'Move' function)
  5. Now press repeatedly the arrow keys (up, down, left, right) to "hunt" your lost window back to the visible screen.

See also the tip 5749.

For version 2013 and higher, use the Tip 8745.

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See also:
Tip 11004:AutoCAD forgets window-selected objects when zoomed off screen.
Tip 10521:Controlling size of 3D model by changing drawing dimensions in Inventor.
Tip 10167:Keyboard shortcuts in Autodesk Fusion 360.
Tip 9829:DrGrid - parametric grid for AutoCAD drawings.
Tip 9581:How to suppress welcome screen in AutoCAD 2013/2014?

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