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!

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Mastering the UI / Cross Hotbar

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Expanded Hold Controls

When enabled, holding both LT and RT (L2 and R2 on PS5™/PS4™) will temporarily switch to a second cross hotbar set. Releasing the buttons will immediately return to your original set, making this a quick and easy way to access a secondary cross hotbar.

This option can be enabled with four simple steps, as explained below.

Opening the Character Configuration Menu

From the main menu, select System and open the Character Configuration menu.

Enabling Expanded Hold Controls

Under Custom on the Hotbar Settings tab, check the box Enable expanded controls with LT+RT (L2+R2 on PS5™/PS4™).

The double cross hotbar can also be enabled in this menu.

Setting Expanded Hold Controls

When enabling this option, you will have the chance to set which cross hotbars will appear when holding LT and RT (L2 and R2 on PlayStation®4). It is also worth noting the hotbars that appear will depend on the order in which these buttons are pressed. The available settings are as follows:

Windows®:
Display with: LT→RT (Hold LT then RT)
Display with: RT→LT (Hold RT then LT)

PS5™/PS4™
Display with: L2→R2 (Hold L2 then R2)
Display with: R2→L2 (Hold R2 then L2)

Using Actions

After setting the expanded hold controls to your satisfaction, try holding down the trigger buttons and confirm the correct cross hotbars are displayed.

→Learn more about the cross hotbar.

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