# How to close the (local) Debug window/palette

I have this local debug window that is so annoying

How can I hide it? What is the purpose of it?

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Yes, you can. As a general rule, when dealing with frontend questions don't forget to specify your version and platform – belisarius Jun 14 '12 at 13:32
You can turn it on/off with the menu entry Evaluation > Debugger – Heike Jun 14 '12 at 13:34
@BrettChampion I wasn't paying attention and answered without realising that we're on meta. – Heike Jun 14 '12 at 13:41
– belisarius Jun 14 '12 at 14:20
Easier to mistype than to misprintscreen – Rojo Jun 14 '12 at 15:22
(Or uncheck Debugger to turn off the entire apparatus.)