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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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2.6.2011    17234×  

See also:
Tip 12287:AutoCAD hatch flood-fill does not honor all boundaries.
Tip 11590:How to replace a 3D mesh model with a grid structure?
Tip 11523:How to reset default dialog positions and sizes in Fusion 360?
Tip 11276:Inactive drawing, inactive commands after starting AutoCAD.
Tip 11004:AutoCAD forgets window-selected objects when zoomed off screen.

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