I know there used to be an option to show FPS at all times in an earlier version and I know F3 still shows it now but only while you hold F3.

I tried this F3 + alt + F3 technique but (at least on my macbook pro) I couldn't get that to work. Any other suggestions?

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    Heh, you had first-person-shooter as a tag - I presume this was due to a tag synonym of fps?
    – Kevin Yap
    Dec 23, 2010 at 4:58
  • Oops, good catch. :) Dec 23, 2010 at 20:55

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Hold F3, press F10, release F3, press F10 again. It will show all the info (FPS, position, chunk updates, etc.) on the screen without having to hold a button. To get rid of it, press F3 again.

  • Perfect! Is that mac specific or does it work in any OS? Jan 15, 2011 at 18:48
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    It works in Windows, wouldn't know about anything else, but it probably does.
    – Javier
    Jan 19, 2011 at 23:00
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    Just a note: you won't have to press F10 with F3 you just have to press F3
    – user167163
    Sep 24, 2016 at 12:28
  • I can confirm that this works on Linux.
    – unrealapex
    Jan 19 at 22:40

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