Java Edition only
Tutorial hints show up when you start a world in Survival for the first time on a device. They are meant to guide newer players who may not know the controls.
When a Survival world is generated for the first time on a device, the the first tutorial hint will show. Each tutorial hint shows up in the top right of the screen. It consists of the hint title, a description of how to complete the hint, and an image describing that hint. Once the tutorial hint has been completed, for example, when the player mines a piece of wood, that tutorial hint will disappear. If it is the "craft wooden planks" hint, no tutorial hint will ever show in any world again, and if it is any other hint, the next tutorial hint will be shown automatically after a certain amount of time.
Tutorial hints are obtained by simply completing the task that is needed to complete the hint. Each hint, minus the "Open your inventory" and the "Craft wooden planks" hint, have a progress bar that shows the current advancements of the current step, which fills up as the tutorial hint is being completed. For example, for the "Destroy the tree" hint, the progress bar will be empty, and it will start to fill up as the player punches wood, so that it completely fills up and disappears when the wood is destroyed.
In Creative mode, only the first two hints are displayed.
The stage of the tutorial is stored in the
options.txt file, called
tutorialStep. If a manual has disappeared, the description of the next recipe is saved as tutorialStep in the .minecraft/options.txt file. This location usually only shows the instructions once per device (unless you set up different profiles with different game folders in the launcher). After the last guide is shown, the value
none is saved. If you do not want to see the instructions, you can change TutorialStep to this value (the game must be closed before).
List of hints
|Image||In-game title/description||Actual requirements (if different)||options.txt name|
| Move with W, A, S, and D
Jump with space
|Use the movement keys and jump to move around.|| |
| Look around
Use your mouse to turn
| Destroy the tree
Hold down Left Click
|Mine a block of wood until it breaks.|| |
| Open your inventory
|Open your inventory.|| |
| Craft wooden planks
The recipe book can help
|Put wood in the crafting area of your inventory, and take the output: 4 wood planks.|| |
|1.12||17w16a||Added tutorial hints.|
|pre3||Are now smarter about deciding whether or not to display.|
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