I wanted to share some feedback and a tip regarding my previous post about turning off the Command window. Maybe this will give some of you the necessary encouragement to relinquish your dependence on the Command window :-)
Refering to the ability to hide the Command window, Steve Goodmansen wrote: “Every user I've asked to give it a try has loved it and never gone back to having a command line.” He pointed out that “your Command Line is only an F2 away".
Just in case you are not familiar with Function key F2, it opens the AutoCAD Text Window, which is like a really big Command line! It displays everything that the command line does *and* you can scroll back to view, copy and paste previous command line input. The AutoCAD Text Window is also a great resource for learning/training because you (or the instructor) can scroll back through previous operations to see where you went wrong!
By the way, Steve also pointed out that the AutoCAD Text Window “is especially helpful when the user has 2 monitors”. You can display the AutoCAD drawing window on one monitor and the text window on the other. Talk about maximizing your workspace!!!