Lost Command Line

With the new command line being a toolbar that is easily drag-able, it is just a matter of time before you lose your command line by dragging it either too far down or dragging it completely off the screen. But don’t worry, you can get it back.

Here’s how:

  • CUI <enter>
  • Select the current workspace (as shown)
  • Expand “Palettes” (as shown)
  • Select “Command Line” (as shown)
  • Then under the “Properties” click the flyout next to “Orientation” and select where you want the position of the command line to be.

Don’t forget to save a custom workspace when you get your tools place where you want them. A workspace will remember the placement of your toolbars and palletes…

You can also lock these item’s position through the through the LOCKUI system variable.


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11 Responses to Lost Command Line

  1. Jo says:

    Oh thank you thank you for this!! My command line became really wide (not sure what caused it) so I couldn’t grab neither left nor right corners to resize it. I couldn’t see what I was typing and ctrl 9 wasn’t helping. I followed these steps and voila! It’s back!

  2. hani says:

    much thanks my friend

  3. Scott says:

    I have a problem, I used to be able to click on the “Open” tab on the top of my screen. When I did this a window would open that let me browse my files. Now all of a sudden when I click the “Open” button the command line promts me to put in the fille I want… HELP…How do I get the browse window back?
    Thank you,

  4. Hello,
    I dont know how i can do a larger row in the text window. Default is 80chr.
    For example

    >Command : (setq a ‘(123 “sfgdf dfgbdrsdvwerwerb” 3 nil “sersefvsdrtvdfbd” “etc…much longer”))
    (123 “sfgdf dfgbdrsdvwerwerb” 3 nil “sersefvsdrtvdfbd” “etc…much lo
    ^ if here is 80th chr
    I want to display

    (123 “sfgdf dfgbdrsdvwerwerb” 3 nil “sersefvsdrtvdfbd” “etc…much longer to 130chr”)


    • rewrite!

      >Command : (setq a ‘(123 “sfgdf dfg” 3 nil “sersefvsdrtvdfbd” “etc…much longer”))
      (setq a ‘(123 “sfgdf dfg” 3 nil “sersefvsdrtvdfbd” “etc…
      much longer”))
      ^ if here is 80th chr
      I want to display

      (123 “sfgdf b” 3 nil “sersefvsdrtvdfbd” “etc…much longer to 130chr”)


    • >Command : (setq a ‘(123 “sfgfg” 3 nil “serbd” “etc…much longer”))
      ‘(123 “sfgdf dfg” 3 nil “sersd” “etc…
      much longer”))
      if here is 80th chr ^
      I want to display

      (123 “sfgdf b” 3 nil “sersd” “etc…much longer to 130chr”)

  5. kris says:

    It works maybe in 99% of the cases. I can’t get back my command line!
    any other suggestions?

    • AutoCAD Tips says:

      Once the command line is placed correctly, save or update your workspace. Then when you lose the command line again, switch to another workspace and then back to yours.

      • kris says:

        The problem is I can’t place it correctly, it is not showing up.
        I imported another profile, the command line keeps hiding.
        On CTRL+ 9 it ask if I’m sure that I want to hide the command line… even if it is not there.

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