HUD can be disabled and restored by typing tm into the console, but the command disables the entire interface, including menus. A hotkey would also be more convenient.
Most likely not possible within the game, but there may be a suitable mod available.

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    @Mazura: The mod doesn't have a toggle feature, but disables HUD components entirely according to the description. – user598527 Jun 5 '17 at 21:40
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    I know some games allow you to bind keys to commands... I don't know if Oblivion has it, but maybe it does? – PlanetAlexanderProjects Jun 6 '17 at 8:37
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    Oblivion, and most Bethesda games, have the option to run a .bat file containing console commands. I can't seem to find anything on it, but if you could create a .bat file with just a tm command in it, then find a way to hotkey that, it could be what you're looking for. To the best of my knowledge though, without some sort of mod, Oblivion doesn't support extra hotkeys aside from what's in-game already. – Kaizerwolf Jun 6 '17 at 12:23
  • In fact, looking more into the nature of hotkeys in Oblivion, they're meant more for in-game items and spells than anything else. The chances of assigning a .bat command, or even the console command itself, seem slim to none due to limitations on the game. – Kaizerwolf Jun 6 '17 at 12:25
  • @Kaizerwolf: I can most likely create an Autohotkey script - but as I said the tm command isn't preferred as I'd like to play without HUD. – user598527 Jun 6 '17 at 13:24

Install Menu and Camera Toggler mod — HUD toggle is mapped to the H key by default and disabling doesn't turn off the UI elements, unlike the tm command. Flying Camera Mod is a potential alternative.

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Use BTMod 2.2. From a reply on no HUD (a different mod):

Open the prefabs/menu/hud_mainmenu.xml file with notepad, and each time there's a number with alpha in the line, you replace it with 0.

It'll make every single element invisible like typing tm in the console, except you can still talk to people, loot and otherwise play as if the hud is turned on.

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    @DanmakuGrazer: The guide is for Fallout 4, the game doesn't even share the same engine (Creation Engine) with Oblivion (Gamebryo). – user598527 Jun 5 '17 at 21:19
  • Do you have personal experience with Oblivion? tm disables UI, I can't even see the pause menu with the command enabled: i.imgur.com/jJLjCRb.png – user598527 Jun 5 '17 at 21:21
  • @Mazura: You just said "the command disables the entire interface" OP is incorrect. It's the console being open that disables the UI, not the tm command.". I have closed the console, of course, and there is no UI. I really can't understand. – user598527 Jun 5 '17 at 21:32
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    When you said "entire interface" I thought your problem was inputs not responding. More like all the menus. You want just the hud gone. – Mazura Jun 5 '17 at 21:34
  • I'm sorry if I was unclear, but I specifically asked how to toggle HUD, not how to disable. I'm looking for an easy way to set it on and off mostly for screenshot purposes. Editing game files involves manual work and most likely requires restarting the game as the files are in use when the game is running. – user598527 Jun 7 '17 at 21:16

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