Hotkey to toggle the instrument HUD in the outer view

You only can hide the HUD from the menu. But sometimes in general You want to have it but want to hide it quickly for a nice screenshot.

We need a hotkey to turn on/off instruments in external view.


I fully support this

If you go to “Controls” and the filter “ALL” - it’ll give you a bunch of unassigned keys.
If you search for “toggle” you will come across things like “Toggle Cockpit” and “Toggle Instrument View Freelook” - so I think it’s already possible to toggle this.

My problem is that the game won’t allow me to assign keys at the moment for some reason.

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Hot key or not - Given there is a fairly good range of Options within the Camera dialog, A simple toggle switch in the GUI would be sufficient to start with, then allow advanced users to assign to Joystick buttons or Key combos if they so wish.

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Agree with this.

It’s not terribly hard pausing to the menu and switching on and off, but seems that a toggle key should be available.

In fact, I was so sure it would be possible, I spent an hour or more this morning trying to find it… pretty sure it’s NOT already possible to do as suggested above.

The function (under GENERAL-CAMERA) is called INSTRUMENT HEADS-UP DISPLAY (HUD). There is no function as of now to toggle it on and off :frowning:

I would love a button to toggle the Hud on and off for the external view.


I agree I wish this is taken into consideration

Just created mod: uimod-mugz-hiddenhud

Toggle ingame HUD on/off by pressing NumLock


Great stuff!!!

You, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar! It works perfectly, thank you very much. :+1:t2:

Or a “pure scenery shot mode” that can automatically hide the HUD/instruments temporarily when taking an external view screenshot, then resume the HUD/instruments after the screenshot has been taken.

I hope to be able to assign a key to HUD on / off to not interrupt the flight (pause) and follow the long procedure: Options> General> Camera> Tools.
Pielle (from Italy)
Sorry for the translation via Google Translate!

And few other options on how it looks, a minimalistic less intrusive or arcadish one would be great.

Until this is implemented good folks, this mod does exactly what you want. It lets you toggle the external HUD & other UI elements (POI, player names) with the backspace key.

Really would like a future sim update to include a TOGGLE option for the chase camera HUD to be able to bind to the keyboard, etc. so it can be turned on/off during flight when using the chase camera view. I enjoy switching between cockpit and chase views during every flight and this would save having to pause the flight to change the selection. I understand there is this unofficial add-on but I’d prefer to have it built into the sim. Seems like a simple thing to add.