Kevin “The Ribbon Master” Mukbel needs more drawing room on his screen when he uses AutoCAD. If you want to get more drawing area on your screen because ribbons are eating up your screen space, you can type Ribbonclose on the command line and the ribbons will hide themselves. To get them back, just type Ribbon.
Notes from Cadalyst Tip Patrol: The Ribbon in AutoCAD is but one way to interface with the program. Some users love it, while some hate it. Regardless of your preference, there are many ways to configure it. You can turn it off as stated in the tip and it will work just fine. Or you can keep it on. If you want to keep the Ribbon on, but need more screen space, you can collapse the Ribbon so that the Tabs and Panel names are all that is showing. When you mouse over the panel names, the panel will open up. You can get more screen space by collapsing the Ribbon one step further so that only the tab names are shown. Clicking the tab name will open it. It will work like a horizontal pallet.