If you have been wondering about how to clear the CMD screen in Windows 11/10, this post is going to help you. The Command Prompt, aka CMD, is a command-line interpreter on your Windows PCs, the official name, however, is Windows Command Processor. You need to use a special syntax to put in your commands here. You simply need to put the commands as a line of text and hit Enter, and then your system executes it. CMD is basically used to perform administrative activities and run troubleshoots for the bugs and issues on your PC.
The CMD window sometimes gets very cluttered and in that case, well, you can always close and reopen a new window, there is a simple way to clear the entire CMD screen with just a simple command and start afresh. Let’s see how.
Clear CMD screen in Windows 11/10
To clear the CMD screen on your Windows 11/10 PC, you just a simple command – Type,
CLS and hit Enter.
Your cluttered CMD screen will be clear in a jiffy and you can start afresh.
If in any case, you cannot type the command CLS, which may happen if your C, L, or S keys are not working on your keyboard, you can use the virtual keyboard to put in the command.
If in the worst case, if that too is not working, you have to close and reopen the CMD window. You can close it simply by clicking on the X button in the top right corner.
If your mouse or cursor is not working and you can’t click on the X button, type
Exit and hit Enter.
This command will close the CMD screen and then you can reopen it and start afresh.
Clear text from CMD Screen
If you don’t want to clear the entire screen and just remove some text or a particular line from the CMD screen, there are different commands for that.
To clear a single line from your CMD screen
Press the Escape key on your keyboard and you can clear the last line or command you have typed on CMD. But if you are looking for a key or command to clear the line before the prompt, there is no command for that.
Delete one character from the command in CMD
If you want to delete just a single character from the command you have typed, you can use the Backspace key on your keyboard.
Delete one word in CMD
Use Ctrl+Backspace to delete one word from the command
Stop the command you are running in CMD
Use Ctrl+C to terminate the current command line or end any process running.
How do I close the CMD Window?
You can use the Exit command and hit Enter, use the keys Alt+F4 or you can simply click on the X button on the top right corner of the Window to close the CMD window.
How do you end a process in CMD?
Press Ctrl+C to end any running process in CMD.
Read next: Command Prompt Tips and Tricks.