Subject: Setting how the command bar works

The command bar is a dockable window in which you type CADdirect commands and view prompts and other program messages. To display the command bar, choose View > Display > Command Bar. To customize how the command bar works, change the options on the Display tab.

To set how the command bar works

   1   Do one of the following to choose Options ():

   On the ribbon, choose the Application button then choose Options, or choose Tools > Options (in Manage).

   On the menu, choose Tools > Options.

   Type options and then press Enter.

   2   Click the Display tab.

   3   In Command Lines to Track, enter the desired number of previous command and command prompts that are tracked in the command bar. The default value is 256. You can also display the commands in the Prompt History window by pressing F2. To close the window, press F2 again.

   4   In Font Size, enter the desired font size. The default is 16.

   5   Mark the Use Up/Down Arrows for Command History Navigation check box if you want to scroll the command history text when using the Up and Down arrows on the keyboard. This can be a convenient way to review and even repeat previous commands. If unchecked, using the keyboard arrows pans your view of the draw­ing.

Use alternate keyboard shortcuts.
For panning, you can use Alt+arrow keys. For scrolling the command history, you can use Ctrl+K and Ctrl+L.

   6   Mark the Enable AutoComplete check box to use the AutoComplete feature when typing commands in the command bar. For more details about AutoComplete, see Customizing how suggestions display in the command bar.

   7   When you have finished, click OK.

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