# 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
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This question came from our discussion, support, and feature requests site for users of Mathematica.

## 1. You may turn off this menu selection:

(Or uncheck Debugger to turn off the entire apparatus.)

## 2. The tools are:

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What about the second part " What is the purpose of it?":) –  Ajasja Jun 14 '12 at 14:21
@Ajasja okay, updated; If you want to present a lecture on the use of a debugger be my guest. :^) –  Mr.Wizard Jun 14 '12 at 14:38
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