How can you view the durability? When I do F3+H it doesn't work. I have version 1.7.2, and I'm using mods, but not any durability mods. I'm using a Lenovo laptop and an Acer laptop running Windows 8.

  • I've found I have to toggle it several times before the durability shows up. No idea what the trick is. (standard Windows keyboard)
    – WildWeazel
    Feb 24, 2015 at 17:32
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not specific to games or gaming.
    – Joachim
    Aug 5, 2019 at 20:32

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Most Lenovo laptops I've seen have certain function keys imposed on their F-keys. Mine does.

For example, is your volume, brightness, mute, etc. on the same keys labelled as F keys?

If so, try pressing FN + F3. (Your FN key is the key between CTRL and Start/the Windows symbol key.)

Basically, think of FN as a shift button for your F keys and a few others.

  • This is what I need to do on my laptop too.
    – TMH
    Jul 9, 2014 at 11:02

For people not using a laptop and just using a Windows PC, the best solution for this is to press F3+H. This will add durability for weapons to your UI. If you are using Mac or a laptop you need to press FN+F3+H.

This is the best way to display durability in vanilla Minecraft.

Mods are available:

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    He already knows the shortcut, he says it in his question.
    – TMH
    Jul 9, 2014 at 11:02
  • I know that i was trying to make the solution clear for everyone viewing this question, also the answer given by neeoo isnt very clear and you need to press FN+F3+H.
    – Flaunting
    Jul 9, 2014 at 12:09
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    "Mods are available" - Could you provide some links to some of the mods you're thinking of?
    – Wipqozn
    Jul 9, 2014 at 12:15
  • will edit my post in a minute with some links to mods i use
    – Flaunting
    Jul 9, 2014 at 12:29

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