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Basic Chat Console

From most screens in osu! you can press F8 or click the "Show Chat" button on the lower right to overlay the Chat Console on the lower third of the screen.

Example of Chat console

  • The tabs list the currently available channels. Simply click on a tab to move to that channel. Click New to display a list of new channels to join.
  • The colors of the user names mean different things
Colour Who?
<White> You
<Pale> Non-supporters
<Yellow> Supporter tag.png Supporters
<Red> Global Moderation Team or Quality Assurance Team member
<Green> Line contains your name or certain keywords that you have added to trigger a "highlight". A copy of the message will also appear in a dedicated channel, #highlight, which contains all of these lines.
<Blue> Private Message
<Cyan> peppy, the creator of osu!.
<Pink> BanchoBot
  • Click the "Show Ticker" box to display the newest chat message at the bottom of the screen when the chat console is not visible.
  • Click the "Auto-Hide" box to automatically hide the chat during gameplay (excluding beatmap intro, outro and breaks).
  • Click the "Hide Chat" box or press F8 again to hide the chat console.

Extended Chat Console

osu!academy covered this page in Episode 6 (6:52) along with Multiplayer.

From most screens in osu! you can press F9 or click the "Online Users" button at the lower right of the Intro Screen to toggle the Extended Chat Console. In addition to the Chat Console, Extended Chat overlays a list of panels in the remaining two thirds of the screen, displaying information on the users currently logged in osu!

Example of Extended chat console

Each user logged in osu has a user panel displayed in Extended Chat. By default, it displays general information (name, total ranked score, rank, accuracy, play count and the user's avatar, if any). When the mouse cursor is placed over it, it displays a different set of information (name, rank, avatar if any, local time, time zone, location by country and, if allowed by the user, city, and what they are doing).

  • Friends only limits the display to your friends.
  • Lock Panels stops the panels from jumping round this also includes new users
  • Click on a tab to sort user panels according to that attribute.
  • Click on the world map to display a world map that shows where everyone is.
  • You can click and drag on the white box to scroll, you can also use the mouse wheel.
  • Users without stats in their panels are connected to chat using their IRC clients.
Detailed explanation about the panel colour

1. Dark Blue - Players is currently idle or not doing anything or just chatting.
2. Gray - Playing a beatmap in solo.
3. Light Blue - Watching a replay or spectating someone.
4. Red - Editing their own beatmap.
5.Purple - Test playing a beatmap either it's their beatmap or not.
6. Turquoise - Submitting (either uploading or updating) the beatmap that they have made.
7. Green - Modding or editing someone else's beatmap.
8. Brown - User is in multiplayer, but not playing.
9. Yellow - Currently playing in multiplayer.
10. Black - Inactive or away from keyboard (afk).
11. Dark Blue - Player is not ingame, but logged in from an IRC client or stats are not available.

Clicking on any user panel brings up an options screen.

Example of User panel options

Press the number or click the bar to activate:-

  1. Start Spectating: If the user is playing a beatmap and you have the beatmap, you can watch them while they play. Your name will be in their Spectators list.
  2. View Profile: Opens the player profile webpage in your browser
  3. Start Chat: Opens a private chat tab with the user
  4. Invite to game: (If you are in the Multi room) Request the user to come to your room.
  5. Add (Remove) as Friend: Adds (Removes) the user at your friends list
  6. Report User: Report the user for misbehavior. Should never be used unless stated otherwise. You can report a user in-game for a number of things, but also on the web, like the forums.
  7. Ignore User: Any chat entry by the user will not appear in your chat console.
  8. Close: Closes the panel.

Commands list


COMMAND Effect Example BanchoBot response
/addfriend <user>
/delfriend <user>
Add/remove <user> to/from your friends list. /addfriend Amigo You are now friends with Amigo.
/away <message> Sets an away message (sent to users PMing you). Leave message blank to cancel. /away I am John Smith. You have been marked as being away:
I am John Smith.
When Amigo /msg John Where are you~?
BanchoBot: I am John Smith.
/bb Sends a message to bancho like rank <number> /bb rank 1 [15/11/12] Stats for Uan:
Score: 47,323,299,680 (#1)
Plays: 176293 (lv102)
Accuracy: 98.95%
/chat <user> Open a new chat tab with specified user. /chat Amigo (Amigo tab is opened)
/clear Clears the current chat buffer. /clear (Clears basically everything on the current tab)
/ignore <user>[@chp] Ignore all messages from specified user for this session.
By adding an @ followed by the letters, c, h, and/or p, you may ignore them in chat, highlights, or PMs respectively.
/ignore Amigo@chp BanchoBot: You will no longer hear Amigo {chat} {highlights} {PM}
(Your chat console is set to:
ignore any text written by Amigo [c],
any possible text highlighting you by Amigo [h]
any Private Message sent to you by Amigo [p])
/j <channel> or
/join <channel>
Joins the specified channel /join #lobby (#lobby tab is opened)
/p or /part Leaves the current channel you're parting or leaving. /part n/a
/unignore <user> Stop ignoring this user for this session. /unignore Amigo You may now hear Amigo.
(Your chat console will allow any comment made by Amigo available to your chat console)
/me <action> Perform a third-person action. /me is at home *John is at home
/msg <user> <msg> Send a private message to <user>. /msg Amigo I am sick at home. (At Amigo tab) John: I am sick at home.
/np Print to chat the current song you are listening to or playing. /np (If playing) *John is playing Peter Lambert - osu! tutorial [Gameplay basics] <Game Modes> ~Relax/Autopilot~ +Difficulty increasing mod -Difficulty decreasing mod/SpunOut |#K|.

(If doing nothing, based on jukebox) *John is listening to Peter Lambert - osu! tutorial

(If spectating or Autoplay) *John is watching Peter Lambert - osu! tutorial [Gameplay basics] <Game Modes> ~Relax/Autopilot~ +Difficulty increasing mod -Difficulty decreasing mod/SpunOut |#K| |Autoplay|
/reply or /r Reply to the last received private message. /r Do you know any good doctor? (At Amigo tab) [Previous comments]
John: I am sick at home.
Amigo: Really?
John: Do you know any good doctor?
/savelog Saves current chat tab to a text file. /savelog (A folder called "Chat" will be created at the osu! directory which will contain all the future chat tab saves)
/watch <user> Start spectating <user>. /watch Amigo *Started spectating Amigo.
(When Amigo plays a beatmap that you have, you will spectate his play [after some buffering] with your name on the left of Amigo screen)
/nopm Toggle to allow private messages either from everyone or friends only /nopm (A pop-up banner will appear at the center detailing you are allowing everyone/friends only for private messages)
/invite <user> Invites <user> to the multiplayer room along with the link. /invite Nathanael * Nathanael has been invited to the game


Keyboard keys Effect
PageUp / PageDown Scroll the chat window.You may also use the mouse-wheel.
Tab Auto-complete currently typing nickname.
F8 Toggle chat console.
F9 Toggle extended chat console.
Ctrl + C/V Copy/Paste.
Alt + 0-9 Switch to respective tab.

List of Guides in osu!
FAQ/Ranking Guidelines
General Mapping Guides What is a beatmap? How do I beatmap? How do beatmaps get ranked? Difficulty appropriate gameplay elements How to time songs Song Setup Mapping Taiko Difficulties Fitting the Size-limit
Modding Aides AIBat
Mapping Techniques Mapping Techniques Making Good Sliders How to do 15° Patterns
Modding Info How do I mod?
Skinning/Hitsound Guides

Cropping with Complex Backgrounds Cropping with Simple Backgrounds Making Properly Centered Spinners What are Custom Sample Overrides? Custom Hitsound Library Adding custom hitsounds

Storyboarding Guides Storyboard Scripting Storyboard Scripting (Cheat Sheet) SGL Tool Reducing SB Load
Audio Editing Guides Audio editing Basic MP3 modifications Getting songs from Video Games
Video Editing Guides Compressing Videos Videos from YouTube
Gameplay Guides Play Styles How to increase your rank Making nice recording for Youtube Live streaming osu! How do I use the Chat Console?
Common Mistakes Changing the Map's Artist or Title
osu!forums Guides BBCode Starting a Beatmap Project How to not Embarrass Yourself in the Projects Subforum How to not Embarrass Yourself in the Modding Queues Subforum
Miscellaneous BanchoBot Changing Title Text Music Theory Setting the Offset on the Correct Beat Collab Information Shortcut Key Reference GL Support Issues What is Internet Relay Chat? How to Run osu! on Your Mac without using Boot Camp

Contents of
Getting Started Registration Installation Newbie's guide Game Interface Options Hit Objects
osu! Game Styles Basic explanation Multi-play
External ports » osu!stream osu!droid opsu! osu!wp T-Aiko Beats
External clients » osu!tourney osu!MapDownloader
World of osu!
Miscellaneous » Mascots osu!academy osu!talk
Beatmap Editor Compose / Design (Scripting) / Timing / Song Setup

Beatmapping Beat Snap Divisor / Distance Snap Custom Sample Overrides Kiai Time Mapping Techniques Skinning Skin.ini Storyboarding

Online Editing
and Ranking
Beatmap forum Submission Beatmap Approval (How to Get Your Map Ranked) Modding (Getting Your Map Modded) Music Theory Audio Editing Kudosu / Star Priority
People The Team Administrators/Global Moderation Team Quality Assurance Team Beatmap Nomination Group Language Moderators osu! Alumni Support Team Community Contributors List of notable people