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!

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Mastering the UI / Player Actions

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Using Player Actions, Step by Step

Actions can be made readily available for use at any time by setting them to a hotbar or cross hotbar.

Selecting Actions for the Hotbar

From the main menu, select Character and open the Actions & Traits menu. From the tabs on the left you can peruse several categories containing various actions to register to your hotbar.

In addition to actions, you can also register items, mounts, minions, and emotes.

Registering Actions

When you've found an action you wish to register to the hotbar, click and drag its icon to your desired hotbar slot.
On the PS5™/PS4™, this can also be accomplished by enabling the virtual mouse.

When you've found an action you wish to register to the hotbar, use the touch pad to double tap and drag its icon to your desired hotbar slot.
On the PS5™/PS4™, this can also be accomplished by enabling the virtual mouse.

Using Actions

Once registered to your hotbar, actions can be used at any time via their corresponding shortcut commands.

→Learn more about actions.

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