I started to play with Minecraft v1.12 and already used the recipe book but since yesterday it disappeared from the inventory.

Is there a short cut to re-enable it or does anyone know what happened?

  • There's a green book icon in your inventory. Try clicking that. If it doesn't help, try giving more details: Are you still playing in 1.12? Is it singleplayer or multiplayer? Did you change anything before it happened? Aug 17, 2017 at 10:53
  • I used the green book; now the inventory looks like the <1.12 inventory. I did not do anything, maybe I hit some button ...
    – Hannes
    Aug 17, 2017 at 11:43
  • Click the green book again, it should come back. Aug 17, 2017 at 11:49
  • There is no green bock anymore ... as I told you: Looks like the <1.12 inventory.
    – Hannes
    Aug 17, 2017 at 13:14
  • Do you have any resource packs active? Aug 17, 2017 at 13:17

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I had this problem at one point. I was very confused for a while. Verify your resource pack is for 1.12 or 1.12.1, otherwise the book is not visible. One way to test this is to click where the recipe book is supposed to be(which is under the inventory craft grid).

Click Here

If this works, you will see this: Book

Even when the book is open, you will not see it's button.

Turn off your current resource pack to see the button.

Edit: I was playing with resource packs because of your question. I created a resource pack that only contains vanilla inventory screen and craft table of 1.12.1. If you like your current resource pack but want the recipe book button, load this resource pack over the top of the old one.

Make sure my resource pack is at top of list: enter image description here


I realized that my Resource pack, though it claims to be compatible with 1.12 appears not to have the book thingy. If I open the book without Resource packs and than add the pack it is still opened.

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