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Options menu is a screen which allows players to access the player management, various in-game settings, such as graphical, volume and screen settings, and many others. It is also used to log out of the game.

The options menu.

Logging out shows a confirmation prompt that can be toggled off permanently.

Settings[edit | edit source]

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Main article: Gameplay settings

These options can be found under Gameplay options tab in Settings.

Action Bar Settings

Historical buttons:

The house options screen.

Graphics[edit | edit source]

Main article: Graphics settings
Custom graphics options interface

Graphic settings lets player to choose preferable and best setup to play RuneScape with.

Manual Setup[edit | edit source]

The current options for manual setup are:

  • Min
  • Low
  • Mid
  • High
  • Custom

The first 4 options are presets of the graphical display options. The custom option allows further manually to fill in the desired selections.

Screen Sizing[edit | edit source]

The screen size may be adjusted as follows:

  • Resizeable
  • Fullscreen - This display can be gained by becoming a member.

Custom Options[edit | edit source]

  • Display Mode DirectX/OpenGL
  • CPU usage: Maximum/High/Normal/Low/Very low
  • Remove roofs: None/Always/Selectively/All
  • Idle animations: All/Many/Few
  • Scenery shadows: Dynamic/Static/None
  • Lighting detail: High/Low
  • Water detail: High/Low
  • Anti-aliasing: 4x/2x/None
  • Particles: High/Medium/Low
  • Max screen size: Any/1024x768/800x600
  • Brightness: A slider control to adjust between four brightness levels within the game screen from darkest, on the left, to lightest, on the right.
  • Ground decoration: On/Off
  • Flickering effects: On/Off
  • Character shadows: On/Off
  • Fog: On/Off
  • Custom cursors: On/Off
  • Ground blending: On/Off
  • Textures: On/Off
  • Skyboxes: On/Off
  • Mouseover text On/Off
  • Bloom: On/Off

Controls[edit | edit source]

These are the options allowed for controls and their defaults

Camera:[edit | edit source]

Move Camera Up (Primary) Up Arrow Move Camera Up W
Move Camera Down (Primary) Down Arrow Move Camera Down S
Move Camera Left (Primary) Left Arrow Move Camera Left A
Move Camera Right (Primary) Right Arrow Move Camera Right D
Zoom In Page Up Zoom Out Page Down

Keyboard Sensitivity[edit | edit source]

  • Horizontal
  • Vertical

Mouse Sensitivity[edit | edit source]

  • Horizontal
  • Vertical
  • Lock Zoom
  • Camera Type: Classic/RS3
    • Note: Classic camera follows the player exactly, whereas RS3 camera follows a delayed path based on averaged motion.

Action Bar[edit | edit source]

Action Bar Slot 1 1 Action Bar Slot 8 8
Action Bar Slot 2 2 Action Bar Slot 9 9
Action Bar Slot 3 3 Action Bar Slot 10 0
Action Bar Slot 4 4 Action Bar Slot 11 -
Action Bar Slot 5 5 Action Bar Slot 12 =
Action Bar Slot 6 6 Action Bar Slot 13
Action Bar Slot 7 7 Action Bar Slot 14
Previous Action Bar Shift + Q Next Action Bar Shift + E
Action Bar 1 Shift + 1 Action Bar 6
Action Bar 2 Shift + 2 Action Bar 7
Action Bar 3 Shift + 3 Action Bar 8
Action Bar 4 Shift + 4 Action Bar 9
Action Bar 5 Shift + 5 Action Bar 10
Sheathe/Unsheathe Weapon * Quick Heal
Quick Prayer Familiar Action
Auto-Retaliate Special Attack
Action Button Cycle Target Backwards
Cycle Target Forwards Target Directly

Windows And Navigation[edit | edit source]

Settings Menu Esc Hero F1
Gear F2 Adventures F3
Powers F4 Community F5
Upgrades & Extras F6 RS3 Helper F7
Lock Interface Customisation L Toggle Run R
Open World Map M Open Home Teleport T
Previous Home Teleport Ctrl + T Skills H
Active Task J Backpack B
Worn Equipment N Prayer Abilities P
Magic Abilities U Melee Abilities I
Ranged Abilities O Defence Abilities K
Emotes Music Player
Notes Friends
Friends Chat Info Clan
Group Members G All Chat
Private Chat Friends Chat
Clan Chat Guest Clan Chat
Trade and Assistance Group Chat
Open World Select Metrics
Graphs Drops
Quest List Familiar
Achievement Tracker Achievement Paths

Audio[edit | edit source]

Global Mute Ctrl + G Music Mute
Sound Effects Mute Ambient Sounds Mute
Voice Mute

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Audio[edit | edit source]

The "Audio Options" selections.

The audio options can be set from the options screen in the lobby or in-game.

What can I change?[edit | edit source]

  • Music Volume: Changes the volume of the in-game Music Player.
  • Sound Effects: Changes the volume of in-game sound effects, such as fighting or skilling sounds.
  • Ambient Sounds: Changes the volume of surrounding area sounds. These include surrounding scenery sounds such as the ones in Lumbridge Swamp and Falador Farm with its surrounding areas or other player actions (teleporting, fighting etc).
  • Voice Over: Changes the volume of voice-over whilst having conversation.
  • Mono/Stereo: Switches between mono and stereo sound.
  • Global Mute: Turns all in-game audio on or off.

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • ninja 13 September 2021 (Update):
    • Players can now select whether to have stack value show the Grand Exchange price or the High alchemy Price. They can also disable the display altogether.
      • This can be done under Settings > Item Drops > Item Stack Information.
      • This means Ironmen will no longer have to see High Alchemy prices.
      • This affects how much Gold is added to Runemetrics drops based on the chosen setting, and will adjust accordingly when the setting is changed.
  • patch 4 May 2021 (Update):
    • The game world is now responsive while the escape menu is open.
  • patch 6 July 2020 (Update):
    • Audio will no longer cut out after changing draw distance.
  • patch 18 May 2020 (Update):
    • A 'walk marker' toggle has been added to desktop settings. This will enable the walk marker that appears on RuneScape mobile.
  • patch 27 April 2020 (Update):
    • A Settings category has been added for Archaeology. It can be found under the Skills heading.
  • patch 17 February 2020 (Update):
    • The uncompressed textures setting has been re-enabled.
  • patch 10 February 2020 (Update):
    • The "Friends Trail" option is now only listed once in the gameplay settings under social.
  • patch 3 February 2020 (Update):
    • Resolved an issue preventing specific sound effects from playing on desktop.
    • Audio for attuning the Shadow Reef portal and Liberation of Mazcab have been fixed to play the correct sounds.
  • patch 13 January 2020 (Update):
    • Fixed repeating audio in the Wilderness.
  • patch 19 August 2019 (Update):
    • Camera shake can now be disabled in the Game Interaction section of gameplay general settings.
  • patch 4 February 2019 (Update):
    • Mining specific game settings have now been moved from "game interaction" into their own section.
  • patch 8 October 2018 (Update):
    • It is once again possible to open the settings window whilst in combat.
  • patch 1 October 2018 (Update):
    • The settings menu has been significantly overhauled.
  • ninja 10 September 2018 (Update):
    • Removed confusing fade out on individual audio settings when global mute is active.
    • Polished the audio settings interface.
  • patch 4 June 2018 (Update):
    • The Settings tab will remember the last tab opened and open on that tab.
  • patch 5 March 2018 (Update):
    • The options menu has been rearranged for a wider view.
    • The 'Quick Save Layout' drop-down menu has been removed from the options menu, and can instead be accessed via the 'Edit Layout Menu'.
    • The 'Log out from Facebook' option for those using Facebook single sign-in has been removed, as it was not working correctly.
    • The ‘Edit Mode’ button is now called ‘Edit Layout Mode’.
    • The individual settings buttons have been condensed into one settings button.
    • Feedback Buttons were added, enabling players to rate their current session and improving how we judge the success of our updates.
    • A 'Report Issue' button has been added which directs players to the bug reporting system.
    • The 'Presets' and 'Save as Preset' buttons within the Edit Layout Mode menu have been renamed as ‘Load Layout’ and ‘Save Layout’, respectively, to match the options menu.
    • The 'Logout' button in the top right-hand corner of the minimap now takes players to the options menu rather than a confirmation screen.
  • patch 22 January 2018 (Update):
    • The roof above an upper level balcony in Lletya will now remove correctly when the 'remove roof' setting is toggled on.
    • The roof in the Yanille Wizards' Guild tower will now remove correctly when the 'remove roof' setting is toggled on.
    • Rebinding the F7 hotkey will now correctly unbind it from RuneMetrics.
  • ninja 17 July 2017 (Update):
    • A toggle has been added to the Interface Options that disables shortcut keys closing windows.
  • ninja 13 March 2017 (Update):
    • Players can now choose where the Attack option should appear:
      • On left click
      • On right-click, dependant on combat level
      • On right-click
      • Completely hidden
  • patch 23 January 2017 (Update):
    • The 'right click to open interface' loot option now works consistently.
  • patch 7 November 2016 (Update):
    • The tooltip for XP lamp warning messages in the gameplay settings interface has been corrected.
  • ninja 6 July 2015 (Update):
    • A feedback message has been added when toggling the various audio mute options.
  • ninja 2 February 2015 (Update):
    • Players can now quickly change worlds from in-game by opening the options menu (by pressing Esc) and selecting "Hop worlds".
  • patch 20 October 2014 (Update):
    • The Astral altar's glow has been dimmed slightly in DirectX mode.
  • patch 20 October 2014 (Update):
    • Split private chat will no longer be hidden while the player has an info box open in Legacy mode.
  • ninja 24 March 2014 (Update):
    • It is now possible to enable and disable audio settings using keybinds.
  • patch 21 January 2014 (Update):
    • Some buildings in Varrock have been tweaked to make 'Remove Roof' work correctly.
  • patch 13 January 2014 (Update):
    • The Remove Roof setting now removes the furniture in Player-Owned Ports.
  • patch 13 August 2013 (Update):
    • Mouse sensitivity settings will remain saved when a player logs back into the game.
    • Adjusting transparency on the interfaces no longer changes players music settings.
  • patch 4 January 2011 (Update):
    • The timer bar did not appear in Fist of Guthix in DirectX mode.
  • patch 24 November 2010 (Update):
    • The ‘Exit to Lobby’ button is now correctly aligned with the ‘Exit to Login’ button.
  • patch 15 June 2010 (Update):
    • Fixed a problem when in resizeable window mode that was preventing certain close buttons from being clicked on.
  • patch 25 May 2010 (Update):
    • Fixed a problem where some players couldn't successfully run the auto-setup graphics option first time around.
  • patch 13 May 2010 (Update):
    • Fixed a problem where you'd hear an attacking player’s defend sound when you're hit.
  • patch 23 March 2010 (Update):
    • Prevented some overlapping of the options screen text in fullscreen.
  • patch 8 July 2009 (Update):
    • A map square didn't have a music track associated with it.
  • update 5 August 2008 (Update):
    • A resizable game window has been added to RuneScape HD for both free players and members. This optional feature adjusts the RuneScape HD game window to fit the size of your browser, and can be activated or deactivated it via the Graphics Options, either on the login screen or in-game (accessed via the spanner icon).
  • update 28 February 2001 (Update):
    • The first 2 options were added to the game, the first allows you to choose how your camera behaves, the second allows you to toggle between 'PK' and 'Non-PK' mode twice only.