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Tip and Trick Detail
Saving Real Estate with Clean Screen - Part 2
*Applies to: AutoCAD 2004 and 2005*

With the introduction of AutoCAD 2004 can many new UI features like Tool Palettes, the revised Dockable Container and old ones like the Screen Menu and Toolbars.  Since many of these things take up room on the screen they decided to introduce a new command called Clean Screen. This command allows you to reclaim the maximum amount of usable drawing area as possible by hiding many of the UI elements temporarily.  To me this command is muck more useful than the ExpressTools command Full Screen, but it is just my preference.  Follow the steps below to turn On/Off the UI elements..

Step 1 -  To hide many of the UI elements and turn Clean Screen Off do one of the following things.

Press the key combination Ctrl+0.
Select Clean Screen from the View pull down.
Type in CleanScreenOn
 
Step 2 -  To unhide the UI elements and turn Clean Screen off do one of the following things.

Press the key combination Ctrl+0.
Select Clean Screen from the View pull down.
Type in CleanScreenOff


Comparison between Clean Screen and Full Screen

X
- Item is hidden when command is used

Clean Screen

Full Screen

Palettes

X

Toolbars

X

Menu bars (or Pull downs)

X

Status Bar

(Optional)

Screen Menu

X X

Command Line

Application Bar (at Top)

X X

Windows Taskbar

X