How to Clear the Command Window Screen?

By Bennett Gavrish

The command prompt is a keyboard-based feature built in to the Windows operating system. The program has a long list of uses, like modifying network profiles or writing batch files that modify how other programs will run. After working with the command prompt for a while in a single session, the command prompt window can become cluttered, so it is important to know how to clear the screen.

Step 1

Move the mouse cursor to the top right corner of the Windows screen and drag it down. Click "Search."

Step 2

Type "cmd" in the Search field and select "Command Prompt." The command prompt window opens

Step 3

Type any standard commands into the blank window.

Step 4

Type "cls" and then press the "Enter" key. This is the clear command and, when it is entered, all of your previous commands in the window are cleared.

Tips & Warnings

  • Information in this article applies to Windows 8. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.