Better HUD gives you heaps of customization options for the in-game HUD: move around vanilla widgets, add or remove new widgets, and configure it all to your liking! Better HUD features a powerful positioning system to get everything just right, and plenty of tweaks for each widget.
To open the settings menu, the default key binding is U. This can be changed just like any other key, from Options... Controls... Miscellaneous. From the menu you have control over everything on screen, down to the crosshair. Enable or disable widgets, or click the options button for more options and positioning.
In beta-1.4 and later (check the CurseForge project page!), vanilla elements can be moved and configured. Move around your hotbar, your health and hunger bars, and everything else. You can even turn off your health bar for extra-hard mode!
Better HUD has a grand total of 40 configurable widgets. There's an on-screen compass, armor status, item pickup tracker, blood splatters and many more. Mix and match to create your perfect HUD. Check the full list below:
|Armor Bars||Shows your current armor and its durability.|
|Biome||Displays the current biome.|
|Block Viewer||Shows the block you're looking at, including custom names.|
|Blood Splatters||When you're hit, blood splatterrs will show up on your screen.|
|CPS||Clicks Per Second.|
|Compass||Shows the relative position of each cardinal direction N, E, S, W.|
|Connection||Displays information about the current server and the number of players.|
|Coordinates||Shows your X, Y, Z coordinates.|
|Distance||Shows how far away the closest block is from the crosshair.|
|FPS||Displays current FPS.|
|Full Inv. Indicator||Shows a warning when your inventory is full.|
|Game Clock||Shows the in-game date and time. Can be configured to require a clock in the player's inventory.|
|Heal Indicator||Showsan indicator when the player can heal naturally.|
|Helmet Overlay||The overlay used for wearing pumpkins and some mods.|
|Holding Bar||Displays the currently held item/offhand item.|
|Horse Info||Shows speed and jump height for horses.|
|Item Pickup||Keeps track of all the items the player picks up.|
|Jump Bar||The jump bar while riding a horse.|
|Light Level||Shows the light level of the block the player is standing on.|
|Mob Info||Shows health bars for mobs.|
|Off-Hand||The offhand slot.|
|Player Info||Shows currently held item and armor for other players.|
|Portal Overlay||The wavy purple effect when entering a nether portal.|
|Potion Display||Displays current potion effects with amplifiers.|
|Saturation||Shows hunger bar saturation.|
|Sign Reader||Shows the text on a sign, even if standing behind, far away, or blocked by other players or mobs.|
|System Clock||Shows the current date and time on your computer.|
|Vignette||The radial gradient that darkens the edges of your screen.|
|Water Drops||When it's raining, or you exit water, your screen will be covered in water droplets.|
|XP Info||Shows how much experience the player has and needs to get to the next level, over the bar.|
If you encounter a game crash, please do as many of these as possible:
- Ensure you are running the latest version of the mod and can reproduce the problem
- Ensure the problem is actually related to this mod: crash reports (excluding forced ones, see below) must mention the modid
betterhudoutside of the mod list. Look for a line that starts with
- Include the full crash report, including mod list (from
- Include your configuration file from Better HUD and any mods you think may be relevant to the problem
- Provide a description of what you were doing/looking at/holding when the game crashed
- If you think you know the cause, please include it
- If you have a GitHub account, please create an issue instead of commenting.
If you encounter a bug/visual glitch that doesn't end the game, you can force a crash by holding `F3+C` for 10 seconds. Then provide your crash report as normal.
Crash Report Template
Copy and paste the following into the "source code" dialog in the comment box, and fill in your information:
<p><strong>Crash report:</strong><div class="spoiler"></div></p><p><strong>Configuration file(s):</strong><div class="spoiler"></div></p><p><strong>Steps to reproduce/extra information:</strong></p>
Optifine's "Fast Render" option (Video Settings... Performance) causes the text and item on the block viewer to be hidden. The only known fix is to disable Fast Render.