How Do I Turn Off Command Line in AutoCAD?

Are you tired of using the command line in AutoCAD? Do you find it cumbersome and time-consuming?

Well, you’ll be glad to know that turning off the command line is a simple process that can greatly enhance your workflow. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to disable the command line in AutoCAD.

Step 1: Accessing Options

To begin, we need to access the Options dialog box. You can do this by typing “OPTIONS” in the command line and pressing Enter. Alternatively, you can click on the “Application” button located at the top left corner of your AutoCAD window and select “Options” from the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Navigating to Display

Once you have opened the Options dialog box, navigate to the “Display” tab. This tab contains settings related to the display of various elements within AutoCAD.

Step 3: Disabling Command Line

Within the Display tab, look for a checkbox that says “Show Command Line.” By default, this option is checked, indicating that the command line is visible. To turn off the command line, simply uncheck this option.

Note: Disabling the command line does not remove its functionality entirely. You can still access and use it when needed by pressing Ctrl+9 on your keyboard or by typing COMMANDLINE and pressing Enter.

Step 4: Applying Changes

After disabling the command line, click on the “Apply” button to save your changes. You will notice that the command line disappears from your AutoCAD interface instantly.


  • If you cannot find the Display tab within the Options dialog box, make sure you are running a version of AutoCAD that supports this feature. Older versions may have a slightly different interface.
  • If you are unable to disable the command line using the above method, try restarting AutoCAD and repeating the steps.
  • If you encounter any other issues or have questions, consult the AutoCAD documentation or seek assistance from Autodesk support.

Turning off the command line can be a game-changer for your AutoCAD experience. It allows for a cleaner and less cluttered workspace, enabling you to focus on your design without distractions. Remember that you can always re-enable the command line by following these steps and checking the “Show Command Line” checkbox again.

So go ahead, give it a try, and see how turning off the command line in AutoCAD can enhance your productivity!