26: Remove Unwanted Views

In FSX, there are many views one can choose from and cycle through by pressing S (next category) and A (next view in category) on the keyboard, including Cockpit (2D), Virtual Cockpit (3D), Locked Spot, FlyBy, Top-Down, etc.   Often there are views that we seldom or never use, however.

Steps below will get rid some of them for good.

Option 1:
1) Locate Cameras.cfg (x:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX) and make a backup of it
2) Open the file and you will find 11 Camera Definition sectons inside
3) Just delete the Camera Definition section(s) you don’t need
4) Save and Exit

Option 2:
Instead of deleting the whole Camera Definition section, putting a “//” at the beginning of each line in the section will also remove the view.  Example shown below deactivates (removes) the 2D cockpit view completely from all aircraft.

//Title = Cockpit
//Guid = {B1386D92-4782-4682-A137-738E25D1BAB5}
//Description = This is the description of the cockpit view
//Origin = Cockpit
//ShowPanel = Yes
//SnapPbhAdjust = Swivel
//SnapPbhReturn = True
//PanPbhAdjust = Swivel
//PanPbhReturn = True
//Track = None
//ShowAxis = FrontOnly
//AllowZoom = TRUE
//InitialZoom = 1.0
//SmoothZoomTime = 2.0
//ShowWeather = Yes
//XyzAdjust = TRUE
//InitialXyz=0, 0, 0
//Category = Cockpit

Option 3:
Above Option 1 and 2 will remove a specific view(s) completely from ALL aircrafts.   If you just want to remove the view(s) from a specific aircraft, ALL CHANGES SHOULD ONLY BE MADE through the airplane’s aircraft.cfg using the same method instead.

See also Add New Views

5 thoughts on “26: Remove Unwanted Views

  1. Tom,

    I was finally able to find the key to removing the 2D cockpit view. I was getting to the Cameras.cfg file using another path which brings up the same file but changes to it have no effect on it’s actions.

    The correct address is C:\Users\***Ken***\appdata\roaming\microsoft\FSX\Cameras.cfg

    Changes made through this path work after you re-start the simulator.

    You were right … as usual!!!!




  2. I wish that any of your suggestions for defeating the 2D cockpit from cycling in the S and A keys worked, but I’m afraid nothing works and I have tried everyone’s suggestions. It must be hard coded somewhere.


      1. // [CameraDefinition.001]
        // Title = Cockpit
        // Guid = {B1386D92-4782-4682-A137-738E25D1BAB5}
        // Description = This is the description of the cockpit view
        // Origin = Cockpit
        // MomentumEffect = YES
        // ShowPanel=No
        // SnapPbhAdjust = Swivel
        // SnapPbhReturn = False
        // PanPbhAdjust = Swivel
        // PanPbhReturn = False
        // Track = None
        // ShowAxis = YES //alternate version of cam def .001
        // AllowZoom = TRUE
        // InitialZoom = 0.4
        // SmoothZoomTime = 2.0
        // ZoomPanScalar = 1.0
        // ShowWeather = Yes
        // XyzAdjust = TRUE
        // ShowLensFlare= FALSE
        // Category = Multiplayer
        // PitchPanRate= 20
        // HeadingPanRate = 60
        // InitialXyz= 0.0, 0.00, 0.0
        // InitialPbh= 1, 0, -90
        // CycleHidden=True

        Neither the CycleHidden parameter or commenting out the definition worked.

        Ideally, I’d like to remove the 2D cockpit views entirely as they are no longer used as far a I know in the newer planes. I’m sure I was in the correct Cameras.cfg file which you get to through Users/Ken/Appdata …. airplanes etc. It looks to me that the panel gauges are removed but the black background for them remains. I found the problem most prevalent in the Majestic Dash 8 and have asked them if they have any suggestions.

        Here is the resulting default screen shot that default loads then you can cycle off to the 2D instruments and then to the full open view with the “W” key.

        Anyway there is a lot of forum contributors seeking the same solution but I can’t find any that work.

        Appreciate your column and your reply,




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