Jun 282012

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Get back where you once belonged

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Get back to where you once belonged

The new UI is here! The new UI is here! Very different, but to me anyway, very cool. Much less obtrusive. The ability to save layouts is a big plus, even if it doesn’t actually put everything where it ought to, it comes pretty close. One is left with the need to adjust a couple of hot bars rather than all of them.

And yet, the new UI represents change, and as we all know, change is hard. Some changes are more popular while others … let’s just say they are less popular and leave it at that.

The most common UI complaint I’ve heard from those I’ve played with this week involves the relocation of the status icons. Everyone is used to seeing them on the right of the screen but now they are hiding on the left where they are strangely difficult to find. Fortunately, Turbine left this choice in our hands: you want them back on the right* then you can have them back on the right.

* Like all normal people do. As for the rest of you … you … lefties! … you can just stop reading right now, this is not for you.

Repositioning Your Status Icons

  • Step 1: Open the Main Menu

The easiest way to do this is to just hit the [Escape] key. If you prefer more complication you can instead locate the (&) button that now resides in the lower left corner of the UI, click it, and then select Main Menu from the pop-up choices.

  • Step 2: Select Options

This is a pretty easy step: click the “Options” button.

  • Step 3: Select UI Settings

Another pretty easy step: click the “UI Settings” button.

  • Step 4: Scroll down to the Justify setting

The relevant setting is four clicks down on the scroll bar. Past the first set of colors but above the second set.

  • Step 5: Turn off the setting “Justifiy Effect Icons to Screen Left”

As illustrated above by Brymn the Illustrious, simply click the checkbox.

That’s it, your icons are back on the right, where nature intended them to be. Happy justifying everyone.

🙂 😀 🙂

  6 Responses to “How To: Put Your Status Icons Back On The Right Of the Screen”

Comments (6)
  1. First thing I did once I downloaded…after resetting my 17 hotbars…and focus orb…and large health bar…and connection status icon… 🙂

  2. I might be kissing you on the mouth, sir! Watch out.

  3. 🙂 Thank you Geoff. That was my biggest annoyance with the new UI as well.

  4. Thank you.

  5. It was one of the first things I did.
    Anyway, in my screen the icons are cut before the end of the screen, as if there is a mask wherre they should appear. When I have all ship buffs plus spell buffs, I can’t see half of them there… Probably ever whitout mask they would fit.

    It would be better if they formed two lines or maybe if they scaled to fit screen (or any other way to show all that you have ATM)

  6. I haven’t redone mine yet, mostly because I rarely look at them. I usually have a hotbar covering them up – I need all the real estate I can get for all my bars on some toons. But now I know how to change them back to the right if I want to, so thank you! 😀

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