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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  • Or try something creative!

  • The possibilities are endless!

  • Use the default settings…

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  • The possibilities are endless!

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Mastering the UI / Cross Hotbar

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Using the Cross Hotbar, Step by Step

The cross hotbar can be used by holding either LT or RT (L2 or R2 on PS5™/PS4™) and the corresponding directional or action button. But first, you will need to register actions to the cross hotbar, as described below.

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.

Hotbar Palette

When you've found an action you wish to register to the cross hotbar, press X (□ on PS5™/PS4™) to open the Hotbar Palette.

Registering Actions

With the Hotbar Palette open, press the button combination you wish to assign your selected action to.

Using Actions

Once registered to your cross hotbar, actions can be used at any time via their corresponding button combinations.

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