Mouse and Keyboard Controller

Welcome to the UI Guide

The user interface, or UI for short, refers to the various on-screen elements and menus through which a player interacts with the game. The UI in FFXIV can be adjusted in myriad ways to ensure an enjoyable gaming experience.

This guide will explain how to adjust the UI, and offer tips to help you navigate the game.

Customize your layout!

  • Use the default settings…

  • Or try something creative!

  • The possibilities are endless!

  • Use the default settings…

  • Or try something creative!

  • The possibilities are endless!

For Beginners

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  • 2. Find a topic and review its contents.

  • 3. Try out what you've learned!

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  • 2. Find a topic and review its contents.

  • 3. Try out what you've learned!

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Communication / Chat

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Using Chat

All chat modes use the same chat interface.

Sending a chat message
Select a chat mode

Selecting the chat icon to the left of the chat message entry field allows you to change modes.

* Some modes are only available if your character has unlocked the related features or is a member of the corresponding groups.
* The name of the currently selected chat mode will be displayed above the text entry field.

Press Enter or click the text entry field

The method for entering text differs depending on whether Enable Direct Chat is set to Off or On.

Enable Direct Chat Off
Pressing Enter or clicking on the message entry field will enable text entry.

Enable Direct Chat On
Typing a message will automatically cause text to appear in the entry field.

Press the BACK button (Touch Pad Button on PS5™/PS4™) while the text entry field is selected

The method for entering text differs depending on whether Enable Direct Chat is set to Off or On.

Enable Direct Chat Off
Pressing the BACK button (Touch Pad Button on PS5™/PS4™) or selecting the message entry field will enable text entry.

Enable Direct Chat On
Typing a message (with your preferred method of text input) will automatically cause text to appear in the entry field.

Send your message

Once you have finished typing your message, press Enter to send.

* Your message will also be displayed in your own log window.

Send your message

Once you have finished entering your message, press the A button (X on PS5™/PS4™) to send.

* Your message will also be displayed in your own log window.

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