When I press F3 to see the debug screen in I use Minecraft 1.8.1, some information is missing.

Most notably, there are no X, Y, Z coordinates.

screenshot of the issue

What happened to my debug overlay?

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    I propose we take a screenshot of this thread and post it in the place of the original screenshot.
    – Alex
    Commented Nov 28, 2014 at 12:16
  • Sir, this screenshot is from my friend.
    – 54D
    Commented Nov 28, 2014 at 12:34
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    Photo of the screen or not, it clearly illustrates that the coordinates aren't there, which I believe is sufficient for the context of the question.
    – user43038
    Commented Nov 28, 2014 at 14:58
  • Could anyone explain the down vote...?
    – 54D
    Commented Nov 28, 2014 at 15:06
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    @ArceusMaster0493 Probably because you posted a photo of a screenshot. It's easier to upload the screenshot than the extra work of downloading it to your computer from a phone, or locating the webcam image...
    – user92092
    Commented Nov 28, 2014 at 21:22

3 Answers 3


Minecraft 1.8.1 added a gamerule to show less information in the F3 information among the things made invisible are the XYZ coordinates, you should be able to disable the Reduced Debug Info by going to options, Chat settings and then toggling the "Reduced debug info" option.

If that doesn't work (can't test cause I'm at work) there is the gamerule reducedDebugInfo which you can set to false via /gamerule reducedDebugInfo false which should work for that world.

  • Cheats and commands don't work in my world, but the first one is perfect. Let me try.
    – 54D
    Commented Nov 28, 2014 at 10:30
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    @ArceusMaster0493 If you are on safe local network(home network for example), you can temporarily open lan game with cheat enabled to use OP command. After you run commands, just exit and reload the world.
    – Q20
    Commented Nov 28, 2014 at 13:00

Create a Game and press Esc, then choose "Options" and pick the Chat settings. Then you can see the REDUCE BUGINFO: ON/OFF


If you have optifine, then look in the chat setting and see if reduce debug info is on. If it is, then that is your problem.

If you don't have optifine, then look at multiplayer settings, and turn off the reduce debug info. If you have it off, and it still doesn't work, then that is because the server you are on has turned it off.

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    There clearly isn't optifine. The screen says Minecraft 1.8 / vanilla. If optifine was installed, it would say so. Commented May 23, 2015 at 15:23

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