you are correct in that i have been using the original .ini file from post #1 as that's typically standard protocol in all the years i've been computing, lol. weird thing is that F1 only toggled the blue tron-effect of the planet. it doesn't affect the 'big 3/4 circle and star / planet name around your selected target' on my screen.Hi, unless I’m not following what you’re saying, it sounds like you might be using the original ini file from post #1. The additional steps for total hud removal are from page 31 on Post #614. This is why you can’t find that ‘global’ code you mention above, it only exists in the revised .ini from post #614.
The #614 post has an evolved set of code/commands that adds a few different things, one of which is total hud removal (and this is the feature some of us can’t get to work for some reason). Total hud removal does not feature in the .ini code from post #1.
The ‘tron’ lines removal gets rid of the big 3/4 circle and star / planet name around your selected target. These are not to be confused with the planetary orbit lines and planet horizon lines, which are a feature you can find in the Elite Controls menu as a toggle on/off (I assign it to a stick button) called Orbital Lines (or similar).
maybe this will fix the HUD issue finally. going to try it now. THANK YOU for replying!!!